Module 6: Meaning Reconstruction

Learning To Live After Loss

Don’t let us half die with our loved ones, then; let us try to live, after they’ve gone, with greater fervor.

Sogyal Rinpoche
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

"Like an unforeseen twist in the plot of a movie, the loss of a loved one can seem to turn things upside down. Fortunately, most of us possess a natural resilience, and are able, eventually, to reorient ourselves and live a meaningful life once more. Many cultures, including Tibetan Buddhism, encourage us to live our life more fully in honor of our dead loved one. Modern grief research tells us that if we can learn to make sense of the loss and find a benefit for our own life, we will be more likely to adapt to our loss in a healthy way."
From Mindfulness & Grief by Heather Stang


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Your Instructor

Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT
Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT is the author of Mindfulness & Grief, now in its second edition, and the host of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast. 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. Heather is on the Advisory Board for the highly regarded military family survivor organization Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) , and has appeared on the award winning television show about grief, Open to Hope. In addition to her own publications, Heather has contributed to Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment & Intervention, edited by Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer. She is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland as well as the Mindfulness & Grief Training Institute, and volunteers with the Hospice of Washington County and the Hospice of Frederick County.

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