The loss of a loved one impacts our whole being, leaving us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually depleted. Learning how to cope with life after loss may seem impossible, however mindfulness-based practices can help you find direction even during the toughest of times.
Inspired by contemporary grief research and ancient mindfulness techniques, this mindfulness based grief book is structured as an 8-week program and day-long retreat with over 35 meditation, yoga, journaling and expressive arts exercises. Mindfulness & Grief will not only help you in the short term, it will teach you how to live your life more fully even in the wake of loss.
Real-life stories from people who have used the techniques in the book to navigate their grief journey offer inspiration, guidance, and illustrate how mindfulness can help.
This book will:
- Ease your physical symptoms of grief
- Calm your mind and help you regulate difficult emotions
- Increase compassion toward yourself and others
- Help you make meaning from your loss & honor your loved one
- Develop your new self-narrative for moving forward
- Improve your present moment awareness & potential for future health
The Mindfulness & Grief book is based on the 8-week program developed by thanatologist and mindfulness meditation instructor Heather Stang. This program is accessible to anyone – regardless of physical ability – and does not require any previous meditation or yoga experience. Companion meditations can be found on the book’s web site.
Kudos for Mindfulness & Grief
Heather Stang offers those who are grieving a wise and practical guide. The stories, teachings and meditations in this book will help you find your own inner strength and awakening heart in the midst of great loss.
~Tara Brach, Ph.D. Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
Intellectually we know we must release that which dies. But how? Mindfulness and Grief can accompany you in your grieving, providing wise and compassionate guidance that will support you in this profound and intimate process of letting go.
~Jonathan Foust Former President, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Heather Stang offers considerable hope for those who might be lost to the process of grief. Not only does she offer hope – she offers ways to be with grief that are effective and that transform it at the same time. Embracing the moment and being present to what is happening rather than despairing in it are just one small but powerful aspect. I highly recommend this book.
~Michael Lee, M.A. Founder, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy