Join our Grief Support Group

Dear Friends,

The staff at Daniels Family Funeral Home would like to invite you to participate in a grief support program we are offering for those experiencing grief and loss.  The need for ongoing support is crucial in your healing and realizing what your “new normal” is, without your loved one. The quality and quantity of understanding support you get during your grief journey will have a major influence on your capacity to heal.  You cannot - nor should you try to - do this alone.  Drawing on the experience and encouragement of friends, fellow mourners, or professional counselors is not a weakness but a healthy human need. And because mourning is a process that takes place over time, this support must be available months, even years after the death of someone in your life. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your often complex and painful thoughts and feelings.

We are offering the programs “The Journey of Grief” by author Doug Manning and “Understanding Your Grief” written by author, educator and grief counselor Alan D. Wolfelt Ph. D.  These programs are intended to companion you on your own unique grief journey.  For “The Journey of Grief”, we will view short video segments followed by a discussion period. “Understanding Your Grief” will be using Alan’s book “Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart” along with a companion journaling book. Books are available for purchase at the meeting, but are not required for participation.

The programs will take place at Cross Lutheran Church, 126 Chapel Terrace in Burlington.   We will meet at 6:30pm on the last Tuesday of the month..  The programs are free, and if you choose to use the books and journal for “Understanding Your Grief”, and “The Journey of Grief” they can be purchased through us. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at either our Burlington 763-3434 or Union Grove 878-2011 offices.

The staff at Daniels Family Funeral Home



Understanding Your Grief Program Outline of Topics


Understanding Your Grief

By Author Alan D. Wolfelt Ph. D.


Oct. 30,2018

Nov. 27,2018

Jan. 29,2019

Feb. 26, 2019

Mar. 26,2019

Apr. 30, 2019

May 28, 2019

Jun. 25, 2019

July 30, 2019

Aug. 27, 2019

Sept. 24, 2019

Introduction to 10 Touchstone/ Grief Program

Open to the Presence of Your Loss

Dispel the Misconceptions About Grief

Embrace the Uniqueness of Your Grief

Explore Your Feelings of Loss

Recognize You Are Not Crazy

Understand the Six Needs of Mourning

Nurture Yourself

Reach Out for Help

Seek Reconciliation, Not Resolution

Appreciate Your Transformation


The Journey of Grief

By Doug Manning


Oct. 29, 2019

Nov. 26, 2019

Jan. 28, 2020

Feb. 25, 2020

Mar. 31, 2020

April 28, 2020

May 26, 2020

The Journey of Grief

The Definition of Grief

The Dimensions of Grief

The Needs of Grief

The Ceremonies of Grief

The Normal Reactions of Grief

The Significance of Grief