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520 N. Sutter Street,
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 209-565-5279
FD 2187
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 209-565-5279
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 209-565-5279
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 209-565-5279
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 209-565-5279

Seeking Guidance: Grief Counseling

Coping with Grief and Loss: Publication from University of the Pacific

The 1969 publication of what was to become a landmark book, On Death and Dying, written by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross changed the way we looked at grief. She described five stage of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance–stages which became the foundation of our understanding of the experience of grief for decades.

But later research has shown that we cope with grief not in linear or cyclical stages, but in a back-and forth process which moves between the experience of sadness, anger, yearning, or crying; and the experience of feeling joy or contentment. This is almost a “safety valve”, giving the bereaved a period of rest in dealing with their grief.

Grief is, you see, work. And it seems the body intuitively knows that such hard work requires periods of rest.  This natural back-and-forth process helps us to achieve the four essential tasks in grieving:

1. To accept the reality of the loss

2. To work through to the pain of grief

3. To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing

4. To emotionally relocate the deceased and move on with life

But what if you get stuck? Perhaps you can’t accept this new reality; or maybe working through the pain of grief is wearing you down. That’s when a qualified grief counselor can help.

We are pleased to provide bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have many community-based resources we can recommend to you. For more information, please feel free to ask us at the funeral home, or contact us here.

Book of Memories

The pinnacle of memorialization, any family member or friends can take advantage of this free services by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

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Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Pre-Arrangement

Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

Expressions of Sympathy

It can be difficult to find the right words, so we have hand-picked a collection of sympathy and remembrance gifts that will be cherished.

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Daily Grief Support by Email

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

Weekly Email Tips to Support a Grieving Friend

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.

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209-565-5279 Colonial Rose Chapel & Cremation
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Email: info@colonialrosechapel.com
FD 2187
209-565-5279 Colonial Rose Chapel & Cremation
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Email: info@colonialrosechapel.com
209-565-5279 Colonial Rose Chapel & Cremation
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Email: info@colonialrosechapel.com
209-565-5279 Colonial Rose Chapel & Cremation
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Email: info@colonialrosechapel.com
209-565-5279 Colonial Rose Chapel & Cremation
520 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Email: info@colonialrosechapel.com