Mindfulness & Grief:
Compassionate Support For Life After Loss

Go beyond just
surviving grief

Get step-by-step guidance for your grief journey so you can start living again while honoring the love that remains.

Individual online grief support that tends to your body, mind, & spirit

heart-centered support from our founder, author heather stang

There is no single right way to grieve. Just as your relationship with your loved one is unique, so will be the grief-work you do to process the pain of loss and start living again. Our private sessions will focus on self-care for your grieving body, mind, and spirit, as well as techniques to help you honor your love and process your loss in a healthy, meaningful way. 

Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT is a certified yoga therapist with a master's degree in thanatology and over 20 years experience in mind-body therapies. She is a sought-out expert for numerous professional organizations and bereavement programs, and is the author of several books and textbook chapters on mindfulness, yoga, and journaling for grief.

Grief Books By or Featuring Heather Stang

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Upcoming Grief Events


Awaken Online Grief Support
RAIN Meditation for Difficult Emotions
Weekly class and group discussion based on themes from the Mindfulness & Grief System. Offered as a live event through our monthly membership program, Awaken.


Awaken Online Grief Support
RAIN Meditation for Difficult Emotions
Weekly class and group discussion based on themes from the Mindfulness & Grief System. Offered as a live event through our monthly membership program, Awaken.

12 - 1 PM EST

Journaling For Grief In The New Year
Journaling is a powerful way to cope with your grief, as well as gain insight from the many emotions stirred up by a new year. Heather Stang will share guided writing prompts that will help you chart a course for healthy coping, loving reflection, and self-discovery in 2022. Free webinar hosted by TAPS Institute For Hope & Healing and open to anyone experiencing a loss. 


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our grief philosophy

The Mindfulness & Grief System

There is no right or wrong way to cope with grief—as long as you are not causing yourself harm. It is a natural process that all of us experience in our own way.

The 5 Stages of Grief are not what pop culture makes them out to be. Dr. Kubler-Ross addressed that herself in the introduction to her seminal book.

Time is not what heals grief either. It is what you do with your time that matters. 

Rooted in the ancient practices of mindfulness and meditation and blended with modern grief research and best practices, The Mindfulness & Grief System offers a step-by-step approach to grief, with plenty of built in space for you to grieve YOUR way.  

From coping with the initial blow to making meaning and building resilience for all of life's losses, these 8 modules can be your lamp in the darkness, and invite you to spend your time wisely as you engage in your grief-work.

Mindfulness & Grief Testimonials

Heather Stang offers those who are grieving a wise and practical guide.... [Mindfulness & Grief] will help you find your own inner strength and awakening heart in the midst of great loss.

Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Author, Radical Acceptance

Insight community of washington

Heather is a seasoned professional whose commitment and passion shines through her work and her presentations.... Heather infuses compassion and care into her work and those who participate reap the benefits!

Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT

vice president (emeritus)
Professional development

National Hospice & Palliative Care Association

When we are more firmly grounded in our bodies, as Heather Stang demonstrates, we are better able literally and metaphorically to find a new footing in the world, and to restore a life of meaning and coherence.

Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D.

Portland Institute For Loss & Transition

[Heather's] work is thoughtful, focused and well researched. I trust her to work with our donor families because of her compassion and openness about her own grief journey.  She knows what she’s talking about, but more importantly she helps you find what works best for you.

Yie Yin Foong, LMSW-SWI

Family Services outreach coordinator

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