Meditation for Grief Group Coaching
FEBRUARY 15 - APRIL 5, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Facilitated by Heather Stang via Phone or Computer &
Bundled with the Meditation For Grief Course
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Although it may feel like you are grieving on an island, there are people just like you who want to find a way through the pain of loss, and who have chosen meditation for grief as a way to cope.
This group is open to people who have joined the Meditation for Grief program and wish to deepen their practice while connecting with others. If you think you would benefit from sharing your experience, witnessing your peers, and having the ability to ask questions and receive a mindful response, this group is for you.
TWO MEDITATION FOR GRIEF PROGRAMS IN ONE
There are two components to this program - the online Meditation for Grief Course & Community Forum, plus the weekly calls with Heather Stang and your group starting on Tuesday, January 9th. You will have instant access to the full Meditation for Grief Course & Community Forum as soon as you enroll in this program. You can get started in the Meditation for Grief Course right away, and move at your own pace. You can ask questions in the community forum starting right away, too. This will let you begin to learn how to cope with grief using meditation and journaling right away, so you don't have to wait.
HOW THE MEDITATION FOR GRIEF ONLINE GROUP WORKS
Meditation for Grief Online Group Calls are on Tuesdays, January 9 to February 27, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST.
Each week during the eight-week Meditation for Grief Online Group program, you will join the group via telephone or computer using Zoom, a free, virtual conference call program. If you have a WebCam, or connect via smart phone, you will have the opportunity to turn your camera on and be seen, or keep it off and remain anonymous. If you have a spotty Internet connection or are traveling, you can join by telephone. If you are going to miss a week or two, each session will be recorded and posted within a couple of days. Only the audio (not the video) will be available to protect our privacy.
In addition to the weekly Meditation for Grief Online Group meetings, you will receive an invitation to join the private Mindfulness & Grief Online Facebook Group. Here, we can share links and information that come up during the call. You’ll remain a member of this private Facebook group for as long as you wish.
CONTINUING SUPPORT BEYOND THE EIGHT WEEKS
Grief lasts a lifetime, and once the eight-week Meditation for Grief Online Group has ended, the members of this group will be eligible to join the monthly drop-in Meditation for Grief Alumni Call at no additional charge. This call operates in a similar fashion as the eight week group, but is ongoing, meets once a month, and members span several groups. This means you won't lose the support once the initial 8 weeks is over.
JOIN NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE IN THE MEDITATION FOR GRIEF ONLINE GROUP
This is a life-changing experience, and space is limited. The benefits past Meditation for Grief Online Group participants have shared include improved self-compassion and connection with others, a stronger ability to “cope with the little things,” reduced anxiety and depression, and a sense of wellbeing and connection to their loved one. Reserve your space today by clicking on the orange enroll button. And if you have any questions at all, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course has brought me back to a mindfulness practice and has been instrumental in my finding peace and equanimity with the loss of my husband and the resultant changes in my life. I recommend this course for anyone who has suffered from the loss of a loved one.
MEDITATION FOR GRIEF COURSE & COMMUNITY FORUM INCLUDED IN THIS SPECIAL BUNDLE
I came to Heather’s programme when I was floundering after the death of my partner. I bought many, many different books on grief and loss but this particular book has become my trusted companion. The programme has been my life jacket in a very stormy sea of grief. I am the person who ultimately has to swim and get back to land but having this programme has given me hope that I will get there, in my own time and with the help of Heather and my companions in the online sessions.
Access to the virtual materials and especially the weekly online meetings with Heather are invaluable. Twelve months after the death of my partner, I use the meditations regularly and refer back to the book often and as I need to; certain chapters chime with my changing situations and are an anchor.
My alumni group has become a precious focal point, being with people from 3 continents in a virtual environment of trust and respect is so very powerful. I can only speak for myself, but I am starting to live with my grief and be able to think about a future again. With gratitude and love to Heather and my group.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT
Your facilitator for the Meditation for Grief Course & Community Forum is Heather Stang, author of Mindfulness & Grief, and a contributor to Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment & Intervention, edited by the esteemed grief therapist Dr. Bob Neimeyer. 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.
Heather is on the Board of Advisers for T*A*P*S (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of Military Loss), and contributes to T*A*P*S Magazine. She is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland, where she has a private practice and leads the Meditation for Grief Course in person, as well as other workshops.