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Vision Board Workshop for Life After Loss. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is pleased to announce a new event this year, a Wellness Conference for Survivors. This conference will be held May 13-14, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. The theme for the conference is “Setting a Course for the Road Ahead.” Heather Stang will present a Vision Board Workshop on Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Preregistration is required.
Mindfulness & Leadership Excellence. Heather Stang will present a three hour pre-conference session at the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization’s 31st Management and Leadership Conference. Attendance requires conference registration.
Mindfulness & Grief: Coping With Life After Loss at ADEC 2016. Heather Stang will present a one hour session at the Association for Death Education and Counseling 2016 Annual Conference. Attendance requires conference registration. This session will also be webcast, so attendees do not need to be physically present, but may attend virtually.
Description: Facing the reality that a loved one has died is overwhelming, yet bereaved people also have to cope with physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual suffering. Mindfulness-based techniques – including meditation and yoga – can help bereaved clients reduce unpleasant side effects while learning powerful coping skills. During this session I will use case examples and practical instruction to explain how mindfulness can be applied as a grief intervention. From clients in an acute period of grief to people further along on their journey, the ancient practice of mindfulness allows bereaved people to experience grief without becoming grief itself.
Free Event for Dementia Caregivers in Maryland. The Relaxation Response is the physiological exact opposite of the stress response known as “fight or flight.” It is characterized by decreased metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing, as well as a calm mind, increased focus and ability to make decisions, and changes in gene activity opposite of those associated with stress. Thousands of peer-reviewed studies show it can help reduce anxiety, hypertension, mild to moderate depression, and insomnia, and many more stress related complaints. Includes a light supper. RSVP by calling (301) 493-7881 or e-mailing Kensington@arden-courts.com.
Mindfulness & Grief 8 Week Group. Based on her widely acclaimed book, Heather Stang will lead an 8 week group open to people who are providing end-of-life caregiving as well as those who have experienced the death of a loved one. The group will meet 8 consecutive Saturdays. More information and registration options can be found on the Frederick Meditation Center’s web site.