Are you ready to put an end to sleepless nights and anxiety-ridden days? Even though it may not feel possible right now, you can move forward from the heartache and pain of loss to a place where you feel like yourself again. And you can move forward while still honoring your memories. With a library of mindfulness-based grief courses and live online support, help is just a few clicks away. Grief is hard enough. You don't have to do it alone.
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The program 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 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. - Alexis
Your grief experience is as unique as the relationship between you and the person you are grieving. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. This is why AWAKEN offers you 24/7/365 access to the mindfulness-based tools helpful for your unique situation.
Plus, online coaching calls are scheduled weekly to guide you along your journey. AWAKEN is rooted in up-to-date grief and mindfulness research, and is facilitated by author Heather Stang who holds a masters in death, dying, and bereavement (thanatology) and is a certified yoga therapist.
Get started right away with instant access to the entire library of courses based on The Mindfulness & Grief System.
When you feel ready to talk, you can join Heather for Live Weekly Group Coaching Calls and Sharing Circles, where you can share your story of love and loss, ask for guidance, and connect with your grief tribe.
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Before this course I was having anxiety and depression. The weekly practice was powerful, but integrating my practice into my daily life was especially helpful. I am calmer now. Even when I focus on my grief, it doesn't seem as overwhelming. - C.B.
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Heather's calm and compassionate presence are a healing balm in times of great loss. She explains grief so well that you feel as if she walks through the process with you and deeply comprehends the ever changing path of grief. I found her program to be both educational and experiential, an unusual combination in the field of grief. I greatly appreciate her expertise, wisdom, intuition, and compassionate approach. I recommend her programs without reserve! - C.C.M.
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. - H.K.S.
Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT is the author of Mindfulness & Grief and the founder of the Mindfulness & Grief Institute. She has a master’s degree in Thanatology (death, dying, and bereavement) and is a certified yoga therapist and meditation instructor. Her own journey of love, loss, and posttraumatic growth fuels her passion for teaching bereaved families and grief professionals how to use mindfulness-based techniques to cope with grief, cultivate resilience, and prevent burnout.
You are welcome to join as many calls as you like each month, or just pop in every now and again as you see fit.
The sharing groups are designed to give you compassionate support from Heather and the Awaken Grief Tribe, keep your practice on track, and provide a forum for you share victories and ask questions if you are facing obstacles. Each sharing circle will begin with a brief centering, and then the “floor” will be open for sharing. There is no judgment, only loving support.
No. Each Monthly Master Class will focus on the topics from the book, so you will get the content you need from the program itself. You may wish to read the book for additional information, such as the inspirational stories, and to help reinforce the meditation techniques.
This course is designed specifically for grief associated with the death of a loved one. It is not suitable for relationship loss or divorce. If you have a psychiatric diagnosis that includes psychosis such as hallucinations or active flashbacks, meditation may exacerbate your suffering. Please clear this program with your mental health provider before continuing.
Any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone that has a web browser and access to the internet will work. We recommend that you connect to a reliable wifi network so the video is stable and the audio is clear. Streaming without wifi may result in data charges.
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I found in Heather´s online course a refuge where I can connect with awareness my ongoing grief process. The lessons allowed me to relate intimately with how my grief appeared in my thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. My relationship to life after this loss has profoundly changed, and I appreciate Heather's support to discover it. - G.S.
I would say that ‘mindfulness’ is a gift you will unpack the rest of your life. Too often we humans are just reacting to things one after another. If you want to get off the treadmill, then Heather Stang is the ideal person to guide you. Her work is thoughtful, focused and well researched. - YIE YIN FOONG, Family Services Outreach Coordinator, LiveOnNY Organ Donation