6 Mindful Strategies to Recover from the Shock of Loss

By Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

Updated: February 23, 2015

Posted: March 30, 2011

It is easy to become overwhelme­d in the face of loss and world crisis, and yet we have this gift of mindfulnes­s to keep us sane and even grow through it all. Your 6 points are spot on. We have to have support, we have to get to know ourselves better, and we have to envision (and eventually act) on the reconstruc­ted life after loss.

I teach Yoga for Grief (which relates to point 6: Practice Mindfulnes­s), and am posting 8 mindfulnes­s based exercises for grief. I will read your book and will add it to my mindful grief resource list. Thank you for all you do! The world is better for it.

Jai, Heather Whittingto­n, MA
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Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

About the author

Heather Stang, M.A. is the author of Mindfulness & Grief. She holds a Masters degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) from Hood College in Maryland, and is a certified Yoga Therapist. She is on the Advisory Board for the highly regarded military family survivor organization Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and is a faculty member of the Portland Institute of Loss & Transition, founded by Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer. She is also the host of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast, founder of the Mindfulness & Grief Institute and the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland.

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