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Mindfulness & Grief: Transforming Life After Loss

Reduce suffering, cope with life after loss, and even facilitate posttraumatic growth through meditation, mindful movement, and journaling.

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Online Group Inspired by the Best Selling Book & 8-Week Mindfulness & Grief Course!

This course provided me with much more growth opportunity than I expected. I am living more fully, breathing more deeply, and I have a better awareness of myself. I am truly grateful.

- A.R.

Before this course I was having anxiety and depression. The weekly practice was powerful, but integrating my practice into my daily life was especially helpful. I am calmer now. Even when I focus on my grief, it doesn't seem as overwhelming.

- C.B.

Have you been told that "time heals all wounds"?

If you are like most people coping with grief, this platitude makes you cringe. It is not even scientifically accurate. The research indicates that time only accounts for 1% of your healing - it is what you do with the time that matters.

Mindfulness meditation and journaling can help you use your time wisely. Mindfully attending to your loss is not about denying your pain. It is an opportunity to create the space in your heart and life to be present and nurture yourself no matter what arises.

The Benefits of The Mindfulness & Grief Group

The Mindfulness & Grief Group will help you reduce your grief related suffering - including physical, emotional, and spiritual distress. In fact, mindfulness-based practices can help you emerge on the other side of loss with a new appreciation for life, stronger spiritual insight, and a deeper connection to yourself and others. This is known as posttraumatic growth.

This online course includes:

  • 8 Weekly Lessons Based on the Best-selling Book
  • Downloadable Guided Meditations To Help You Calm Your Mind & Heal Your Body
  • Journaling Prompts Designed to Help You Move Forward Through Grief

A New Theme Each Week

When you enroll you will have access to the first week's lesson, and a new one will roll out each week thereafter. They are evergreen, and accessible by you for years to come!

Work through each module at your own pace. You will receive helpful videos, guided meditations, journaling prompts and more. You will also be able to use the comments section to share how the Mindfulness & Grief Group is supporting you on the journey!

This is Life Changing Work

You will learn how to apply meditation, mindful movement and journaling techniques to manage the changes you are experiencing in your life and in your body since the loss of your loved one. You do not need any previous meditation, yoga, or writing experience to benefit from this program.Most participants of the in-person class report feeling a release of physical tension either

during or just after the very first relaxation exercise. By the end of the program, the majority of participants feel they are not only more able to cope with grief-related stress and anxiety, but they are better equipped to cope with life in general.

Questions?

Contact Heather here, or call 240-397-8080.


This class helped me center my mind/attention on myself as I work to rediscover who I am now.

- B.K.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this course for?
If you have experienced the death of someone you loved, and feel you are ready to engage in grief-work. If you are not sure if this course is right for you, please Contact Heather and she can help you make a wise choice. (http://mindfulnessandgrief.com/contact-heather/)
When does the course start and finish?
The course officially launches on February 17, 2017, You will receive one module a week for 8 weeks, and you will have access to all the content for many years to come!
When do the Live Group Q&A Phone Calls take place?
Group Q&A Phone Calls will occur on Mondays from 7:00-8:00 PM EST, from February 20th through April 10th. If you are going to miss a week or two, don't worry! All calls will be recorded and available through the course for you and others to playback.
Who is this course NOT good for?
This course is designed specifically for grief associated with the death of a loved on. It is not suitable for relationship loss or divorce. If you have a psychiatric diagnosis that includes psychosis such as hallucinations or active flashbacks, meditation may exacerbate your suffering. Please clear this program with your mental health provider before continuing.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 120 days and we will give you a full, hassle-free refund.
What if I have never meditated before?
This course is designed for everyone - regardless of mediation experience. In fact, most people who join this class in person have never meditated before either. This is the perfect time to learn!
Do I need the Mindfulness & Grief book?
This course is designed so that you do not have to have the book, but it makes a nice companion! It is available on Amazon.com as a Kindle or Paperback. (http://amzn.to/2lkP5UG)

Your Instructor


Heather Stang, MA
Heather Stang, MA

Heather is the author of Mindfulness & Grief, and a contributor to Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment & Intervention, edited by the esteemed grief therapist Dr. Bob Neimeyer. Heather is on the board of advisors for T*A*P*S (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of Military Loss), and contributes to T*A*P*S Magazine.

Heather holds a Master's Degree in Thanatology, which is the study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement, from Hood College. She is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, and holds three certificates from the Phoenix Rising Yoga School of Yoga Therapy, in yoga therapy, therapeutic yoga teacher training, and group facilitation. She is also registered through Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 hours.

Heather discovered yoga and mindfulness while she was the CEO of a web development company and diagnosed with a stress-related illness. These contemplative practices inspired her to live a life in service to others, and she became a suicide/crisis hotline call specialist in honor of her uncle who died by suicide when Heather was a child. Heather has led workshops for organizations including Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation, National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, and the Association of Death Education and Counseling.

She is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland, where she has a private practice, and offers supportive articles and guided meditations at MindfulnessAndGrief.com.


I really liked the peaceful structure that put a framework around my grief experience. I felt free to explore my grief experience in my body and mind.

- T.B.

A Letter From
HEATHER STANG


Grief is a natural reaction to losing someone you love; a deep pain that none of us are inoculated against.More than likely you are reading this because you are suffering, and are in need of support.

You may have conflicting feelings about taking this step. There may be a part of you that is ready to begin to relinquish the pain of your loss, while another part may fear that this work is too painful, requires energy you don’t have, or that you will be asked to “get over” or “forget” the person you are missing. It is important to know that receiving support does not mean that you will be asked to let go of the memory of the person that you cared for, deny that you are in pain, or that your grief is unhealthy.

I know that this is not a journey that you have chosen to embark upon, and I trust that you will join this program only when you are ready to let go of the suffering and reengage with life after loss.

You may feel like relief is 10,000 miles away, and you are traveling on foot. My mission is to help you take the first step on the path by providing you with emotional, physical and spiritual support.

There are many ways that this program will help. You will experience a relief of physical symptoms through conscious relaxation. Your body is undergoing extreme stress, and mindfulness-based practices will help your body move back towards health and homeostasis. Many people report physical relief after the first exercise!

You will be able to calm your mind as well. Seem impossible? Time tested meditation techniques can help you focus and even regulate your emotions.

And you will develop self-compassion: the ability to recognize that this human experience is fraught with ups and downs, but you too deserve to be happy, and safe, and free from suffering.

Finally, you will connect with your own inner wisdom surrounding your loss, rather that conform to a set of “shoulds” or follow an imaginary “grief timeline.” Ultimately you will finish this course with countless tools to help you not only cope with grief, but reconnect with yourself and live fully once again.

I wish you well on your path to healing.

With Lovingkindness & Gratitude,

This course reminded me of how powerful the breath can be in experiencing the here & now, and letting go of what we cannot change.... the past. It helped me get out of my head and back into my body. It helped me improve my awareness of deeply held beliefs that I could benefit from examining. It is a step towards healing my grief.

- L.M.

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