The Natural Way to Reduce Suffering Through Loss
Grief is an artifact of love, and although it is a natural reaction to loss, most of us suffer greatly - in our body, mind and spirit. Mindfulness can help reduce suffering in all areas of our life, and is a stress management skill that will help you improve your health and well-being for the rest of your life. It is easy to learn, and works with all spiritual beliefs.
This Mindfulness and Grief site hosts meditations for grief and articles based on Mindfulness And Grief, the book and 8 week program developed by Heather Stang. You can also get the book, download book bonuses, and ask Heather questions or share your Mindfulness and Grief story.
Recent Mindfulness and Grief Articles
Restorative & traditional yoga poses for grief help release tension, calm your mind and restore your spirit.
June 17, 2014 Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street Downtown Frederick, MD 21701 301-695-2500 5:30pm – 6:00 pm : Introduction & Guided Meditation 6:00pm – 7:30pm : Meet The Author & Book Signing Reception Join Heather Stang, thanatologist and author of Mindfulness & Grief, for a relaxing guided meditation and […]
This Wednesday marks the five year anniversary of my stepfather’s sudden death of a pulmonary embolism, just after he returned home from surgery at the Washington Hospital Center. He had a fatty tumor located near his heart removed. His best friend picked him up and drove him home. My stepfather […]
The practice of mindfulness can help bereaved people steady their mind, relax their body, and make meaning from their loss. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment with an attitude of equanimity. It cultivates the ability to stay calm even in the midst of pain. Rather […]
6 Steps to Create Your Daily Yoga for Grief Practice + MP3 Download by Heather Stang, author of Mindfulness & Grief.
Watch the replay of the Mindfulness & Grief Book launch. Learn how mindfulness can help reduce suffering, and get a peek into the book’s creation.
Grief comes with a myriad of physical side effects. Sleeplessness is perhaps one of the most frustrating symptoms – when you are sleepy and can’t sleep it just adds insult to injury. While insomnia is considered a common grief reaction, sleeplessness should not be ignored, but tended to mindfully. When […]
The Relaxation Response is the antidote to the fight-flight-freeze response caused by the stress of grief. Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing in this simple meditation practice.
About The Mindfulness & Grief Book
Mindfulness & Grief is an eight-week guide using meditation, yoga, journaling and expressive arts, plus inspirational stories, to help you reduce suffering and emerge transformed on the other side of loss. This book will help you:
- Ease your physical symptoms of grief
- Calm your mind and help you regulate difficult emotions
- Improve your present moment awareness
- Increase compassion toward yourself and others
- Help you make meaning from your loss
- Develop your new self-narrative for moving forward
Grief is a natural reaction to loss, but if you are like most people, grief can leave you feeling emotionally mentally and physically exhausted. Fortunately the ancient practice of mindfulness can help to reduce your suffering and be your guiding light on the path through tough times. The good news is you don't need to have any previous meditation or yoga experience to benefit from Mindfulness & Grief. All you need is a desire to reduce your own pain.
Mindfulness and Grief will help you grieve authentically - and at the same time teach you skills that will help you ease the physical symptoms of loss and reduce your suffering. Mindfulness & Grief will help you begin the process of healing. Learn how to cope with grief, and embark on your unique healing journey that may lead to unimaginable posttraumatic growth.
Based on the 8-Week Mindfulness & Grief program developed by Heather Stang, this book features inspirational stories and over 35 mindfulness-based exercises including meditation, yoga, journaling and instructions for a personal day-long retreat. Learn how the present moment can be a safe haven for healing the pain of grief and loss.