Disenfranchised Grief

By Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

Posted: April 4, 2017

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Disenfranchised grief occurs when a person experiences a loss, but because of social stigmas, cultural norms, or family dynamics is prevented from grieving openly.

From Mindfulness & Grief, Page 54

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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