Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT is the author of Mindfulness & Grief and is the host of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast. She has a Master’s Degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying & Bereavement) and is a certified yoga therapist. Her passion for sharing mindfulness-based techniques to cope with tragedy and life after loss is rooted in her own story of love and loss that begins when her uncle died by suicide when she was a child, and her message is grounded in contemporary grief research.
Heather is an Advisory Board member for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), and partners with survivor and grief-professional organizations on self-care and meditation for grief, including the National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation, National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, Association of Death Education and Counseling and Maryland Hospital Association. She is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland. Learn more about Heather at MindfulnessAndGrief.com.
- Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations to Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit - Inspired by contemporary grief research and ancient mindfulness techniques, Mindfulness & Grief is offered as an 8-week program and day-long retreat with over 35 meditation, yoga, journaling and expressive arts exercises.
- Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention - Heather Stang contributed three chapters to the bestselling grief resource book Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention (edited by Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D.). Mrs. Stang's offerings are the following chapters: Yoga for Grief, Compassion Meditation, and Relaxation Response.