Downloads & Assets
Life Imprint Meditation
Who Am I Now? Meditation
Journaling Prompts For Meaning Reconstruction
- How did you make sense of the death when it happened, and how do you interpret the loss now?
- What philosophical or spiritual beliefs have influenced your grief experience?
- Have those philosophical or spiritual beliefs changed in any way?
- How has your grief experience impacted your sense of priorities?
- How has loving this person impacted your life?
- Is there anything you need to do that would help foster healing, either spiritually or philosophically?
This exercise can also be reviewed with a beloved friend, trusted family member, or in a therapy session. Questions adapted from Robert Neimeyer's Meaning Reconstruction Interview in Lessons of Loss.
References & Resources
Calhoun, L., Tedeschi, R., Cann, A., & Hanks, E. (2010). Positive outcomes following bereavement: Paths to posttraumatic growth. Psychologica Belgica, 50(1-2).
Garland, E. L., Farb, N. A., R. Goldin, P., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2015). Mindfulness broadens awareness and builds eudemonic meaning: A process model of mindful positive emotion regulation. Psychological Inquiry, 26(4), 293-314.
Stang, H. (2018). Mindfulness & grief: With guided meditations to calm your mind & restore your spirit. CICO Books: London.
Stang, H. (2018). From Grief to Peace: A guided journal for navigating loss with compassion and mindfulness. CICO Books: London.
Tedeschi, R. G., & Blevins, C. L. (2015). From mindfulness to meaning: Implications for the theory of posttraumatic growth. Psychological Inquiry, 26(4), 373-376.