COMPASSIONATE SUPPORT FOR GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS - ACCESSIBLE FROM THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN HOME
Grief can be particularly tough during the holidays, and although it may feel like you are the only one not feeling holiday joy, there are many people just like you who are missing someone they love.
The Meditation for Holiday Grief Group is for people who want to find a way through the pain of loss during the holidays, while celebrating the person that still lives in your heart and mind. It is open to people who want to cope with grief and connect with like-minded people. If you think you would benefit from sharing your experience, witnessing your peers, and having the ability to ask questions and receive a mindful response, this group is for you.
WANT TO FIND OUT IF THIS TYPE OF GRIEF SUPPORT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Speak with author and group facilitator, Heather Stang, in a Free 15 Minute Clarity Call designed to help you figure out if an online grief support group is right for you. Use the link below to find available time slots to either meet via Zoom video or phone.
HOW THE WEEKLY ONLINE MEDITATION FOR GRIEF GROUP WORKS
Each week during the eight-week program you will join the group via telephone or computer using Zoom, a free, virtual conference call program. If you have a WebCam, or connect via smart phone, you will have the opportunity to turn your camera on and be seen, or keep it off and remain anonymous. If you have a spotty Internet connection or are traveling, you can join by telephone.
If you are going to miss a week or two, each session will be recorded and posted within a couple of days. Only the audio (not the video) will be available to protect our privacy, and it will only be made available to people who join this group.
While the calls will not start until the week after Thanksgiving, you will have instant access to the Meditation for Grief Course & Community Forum, so you can start practicing these helpful, healing tools right now. You will also be able to post questions and observations, and receive Heather's support in the Community Forum.
CONTINUING SUPPORT BEYOND THE EIGHT WEEKS
In addition to the weekly group meetings during the holiday season and new year, you will receive an invitation to join the private Mindfulness & Grief Online Group. Here, we can share links and information that come up during the call. You’ll remain a member of this private Facebook group for as long as you wish.
Once this eight week program has ended, the members of this group will be eligible to join the monthly drop-in Meditation for Grief Alumni Call, which takes place every third Monday at 7 PM EST. This call operates in a similar fashion as the eight week group, but is ongoing and once a month, and members span several groups.
JOIN NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE
This is a life-changing experience. The benefits that past participants share include improved self-compassion and connection with others, a stronger ability to “cope with the little things,” reduced anxiety and depression, and a sense of wellbeing and connection to their loved one. Reserve your space today by clicking on the orange enroll button.
Heather is the author of Mindfulness & Grief, the host of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast, and a contributor to Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment & Intervention, edited by the esteemed grief therapist Dr. Bob Neimeyer. Heather is on the Advisory Board for T*A*P*S (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of Military Loss), and contributes to T*A*P*S Magazine.
Heather holds a Master's Degree in Thanatology, which is the study of
Death, Dying, and Bereavement, from Hood College. She is an
IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist,
and holds three certificates from the Phoenix Rising Yoga School of
Yoga Therapy, in yoga therapy, therapeutic yoga teacher training, and
group facilitation. She is also registered through Yoga Alliance as a
Registered Yoga Teacher-200 hours.
Heather discovered yoga and mindfulness while she was the CEO of a web development company and diagnosed with a stress-related illness. These contemplative practices inspired her to live a life in service to others, and she became a suicide/crisis hotline call specialist in honor of her uncle who died by suicide when Heather was a child. Heather has led workshops for organizations including Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation, National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, and the Association of Death Education and Counseling.
She is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland, where she has a private practice, and offers supportive articles and guided meditations at MindfulnessAndGrief.com.