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TAPS Ohio Regional Seminar & Good Grief Camp

July 27 - July 29

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Annual National Military Survivor Seminar takes place each Memorial Day weekend in Arlington. People who are grieving the death of a loved one in the military, whether a family member, friend or fellow service member, are invited and encouraged to attend the National Military Survivor Seminar. No matter where you are in your grief journey, support and connection await you.

Heather will be offering three workshops during the event.

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Relaxation for Focus & Wellbeing

In today’s world, focus is elusive – especially when you are grieving. On a good day most of us are driven to distraction by technology, external distractions and internal rumination, which contributes to stress and anxiety. During this workshop, you will learn how to focus your mind on one thing at a time to cultivate relaxation. Sound impossible? Don’t worry! The research shows that all you have to do is try to reap powerful health benefits that counter stress related dis-ease. What a relief!

Meditation to Manage Difficult Emotions

Difficult emotions are hard to shake. Ignoring them doesn’t really make them go away, and rumination just fuels the fire of suffering. During this workshop, you will learn how the physical sensation of emotion can be your ally during tough times andeven provide you with inner wisdom and insight. This technique can be applied during a regular meditation practice, or on-the-spot in real life situations when you feel overwhelmed.

Mindfulness for the Journey Ahead

Mindfulness practice can do more than just help you cope with grief, it can help you recreate your life with more wellness, purpose and meaning, all while maintaining a continuing bond with your special person. Explore how meditation can support you though your grief journey, and even help cultivate posttraumatic growth. You will get an overview of the “mindfulness toolkit,” and guidance on how to create a meditation practice in just a few minutes a day.


July 27
July 29


University of Dayton
OH United States