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"Heather Stang offers those who are grieving a wise and practical guide. The stories, teachings and meditations in this book will help you find your own inner strength and awakening heart in the midst of great loss."
 - Tara Brach, Ph.D.  Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge


"Intellectually we know we must release that which dies.  But how?  Mindfulness and Grief can accompany you in your grieving, providing wise and compassionate guidance that will support you in this profound and intimate process of letting go."
Jonathan Foust Former President, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health


"Heather Stang offers considerable hope for those who might be lost to the process of grief.  Not only does she offer hope - she offers ways to be with grief that are effective and that transform it at the same time.  Embracing the moment and being present to what is happening rather than despairing in it are just one small but powerful aspect.  I highly recommend this book."
- Michael Lee, M.A. Founder, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

From the Author

This book is based on the 8-week Mindfulness & Grief Group that I developed and facilitate. Each week is now a chapter in the book, and combines easy to understand mindfulness instructions and stories with relevant exercises. There is also a day-long retreat to help you dive deep into mindfulness practice.

As you probably know, grief does not follow a schedule. Rather it shows up when you expect it - such as holidays, birthdays and anniversaries - and it also shows up when you don't expect it. This book will lead you through mindfulness-based exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home, as well as exercises that you can draw upon at work or in the grocery store if you unexpectedly feel difficult emotions arise. Readers of the book you can also access audio recordings of key exercises on my website at mindfulnessandgrief.com.

When I sat down to write Mindfulness & Grief, I quickly realized that although I provide the structure for my groups, it is the participants that bring heart to the work. It only makes sense to include their stories alongside the practical exercises that you will find in this book. Although each of us grieves in our own unique way, I imagine you may recognize some of your experience in theirs.

Most of the stories included in this book are a result of interviews I conducted with individual participants from groups I facilitated 4 years prior. I wanted to give you a longitudinal view of how mindfulness can be applied to grief over time. It was very heartening to find that each person I spoke to still uses one form of mindfulness or another - even four years later - and that each person found the practice to be life-changing. While it may be difficult for you to imagine what your life will be like four years from now, I hope their stories provide you with hope and inspiration.

Mindfulness & Grief is accessible to anyone, regardless of physical fitness or spiritual beliefs. You don't need to be flexible of calm to benefit from this book. It is my deepest hope that the practices within this book will help reduce your suffering and contribute to a healthy life after loss.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: CICO Books (March 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782491120
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782491125
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #206,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner. She leads mindfulness-based grief workshops for organizations such as the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Hospice of Frederick County, and is a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling.

Heather's mission is to help people who are grieving to stay healthy and benefit from the transformative experience of grief, using mindfulness-based practices, relaxation, and expressive arts. She is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center, where she offers private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions, day-long retreats, stress management and Mindfulness and Grief groups. The author is based in Maryland. Learn more at http://mindfulnessandgrief.com.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gail on March 12, 2014
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This is a book that should be on everyone’s bookshelf. We will all, in our time, experience grief and loss – no one is exempt. Mindfulness & Grief gives us the tools to cope when these arrive. The focus on mindfulness is what makes this book stand out from the other self-help books on grieving. Learning to be fully present, in this moment, can give us a perspective on our grief, our loss, which is unique to us alone. This book is an eight-week program that will help readers grow as they work through the various techniques, insights and tools they will develop along the way. It takes readers on a journey, where they pass through their grief and emerge on the other side, wiser and stronger than when they began. This book provides a method to develop a “tool kit” full of techniques, some of which can be used in our daily life. Mindfulness is not just limited to grief and loss! I sincerely recommend Mindfulness & Grief and look forward to future offerings from Heather Stang.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By cindi buck on March 4, 2014
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Mindfulness & Grief provides easy to read and well organized guidelines for implementing a variety of specific techniques for coping with grief and loss. The reader not only learns about the tools, such as meditative breath, body scan and journaling, but can follow the clear and detailed instructions to start using them right away. Heather Stang recognizes that all grief journeys are unique and this book allows the reader flexibility to customize and choose tools to use on their path to healing. This is a well researched book and includes several personal stories to illustrate the healing power of the mindfulness tools.

This book was purchased to assist with developing a meditative bereavement support group through a hospice organization. It has been an informative, valuable step by step resource. The clarity of writing and descriptive detail of this book make it a useful and practical aid for anyone seeking guidance and support in their grief journey.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amy Archinal on March 9, 2014
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Heather Stang offers her readers a variety of expressive and body mind practices as a part of an 8-week program in Mindfulness and Grief. She provides some of the clearest and most accessible instructions for mindfulness meditation that I have ever found. The author clearly understands the complexity of the grieving process and the uniqueness of each individual who experiences grief. Experiential exercises are designed to help readers meet themselves where they are with compassion, so they might grieve authentically, and in time move toward post-traumatic growth.
I will certainly offer this book as a gift to others when the occasion arises and I look forward to using the book as a structure for yoga therapy groups.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Campbell, MS Clinical Psychology on March 10, 2014
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Beautifully written, thoughtful, intelligent and lovingly supportive. Everyone should have a copy of this book not only to effectively deal with the loss of a loved one, but to navigate through loss of any kind. Heather's suggested exercises and tools gently and positively encourage and and guide us through the grief process. Thanks to her insight, wisdom and compassion we emerge from pain and suffering with a sense of peace, confidence and clarity. It is a gift that leaves us and the world better as a result. If could purchase a truck load of these books, I would, so I could pass them out to everyone! It's that important.
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Heather Stang wrote Mindfulness and Grief with Guided Meditations to Calm Your Mind and Restore Your Spirit as a way for readers to access their natural resilience in the face of loss.

It’s no secret that most stress comes from either worrying about the past or being fearful of the future.

This is where mindfulness comes in, as it is the practice of being present in the moment. Mindfulness is to realize the present moment is truly all we ever have.

Mindfulness teaches us to stop fighting against reality and accept it for what it is, so that we can heal and move forward.

Stang’s book features her eight-week program for coping with grief and moving into a state of healing. The reader completes one chapter per week. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of grief, with the ultimate goal of a comprehensive healing process.

The program is designed to cope with grief, but the practices are relevant to any traumatic life event. It is not limited to the experience of death or loss directly, but applies to anything that causes stress.

Each week’s lesson includes exercises such as guided meditation, yoga, and keeping a personal journal with writing prompts. Stang teaches the reader to recognize the physical symptoms of grief as they may manifest in the body.

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Weekly Focus
Mindful Awareness
Conscious Relaxation
Compassion and Forgiveness
Skillful Courage
Getting Unstuck
Meaning Reconstruction
Allowing Transformation
Perpetual Mindfulness
Throughout the text, Stang draws from Buddhism for wisdom and guidance, but is still relevant to practitioners of any religion – or no religion, at all. The concept of grief is universal to everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sheri Pool on September 9, 2014
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Excellent resource for the grief support groups I facilitate.
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