New Ways of Thinking About Grief

By Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

Updated: February 23, 2015

Posted: March 23, 2011


Thank you Craig for bringing up the “time is a healer” myth. Psychologi­st and thanatolog­ist Dr. Robert Neimeyer (and his crew at the University of Memphis, including Joe Currier) report that time only has a 1% effect on bereavemen­t. It isn’t the amount of time, but what is done with the time that matters. (Yes, many of us know that line is often uttered by well meaning people who have no idea what to say, however it is nice to have some mathematic­al data to back it up.)

Jai! Heather Whittingto­n
www.mindfu­lgrief.com
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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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