I am honored to be a part of the events listed below. In the case of multi-day events, I have indicated the days of my presentation. Visit the event link to view dates, location and registration information.
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LiveOnNY is meant to convey the duality and positivity of organ and tissue donation. Through donation, recipients and donors live on. Recipients live on through the selfless act of donors. Donors live on via a legacy made stronger as a result of their donation, and they live on through others.
Heather will be offering Relaxation Meditation for Grief for donor families as a service offered by LiveOnNY (This is a closed event for donor families).
Managing Grief During the Holidays Workshop. The holidays are stressful enough when you are not grieving. If you have experienced a major loss, this holiday season will be different than the last, and whether you share your grief openly, or keep things to yourself, managing your internal and external struggles will be less challenging once you master a few basic coping skills and plan how you want to approach the holidays. During this workshop, we will explore how you can manage the painful and mixed feelings that accompany grief, maintain your physical health, and explore how new and old traditions and rituals can support you during this tough time. We will discuss the three principles of self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity and mindfulness, and consider how they can help you navigate the holiday season.
During this keynote presentation, Heather Stang, author of Mindfulness & Grief, will share inspirational stories and practical tips that will help harness the power of self-compassion as self-care, so participants can reduce your suffering and reengage with this one precious life. Attendees will also receive access to guided meditations, so they can practice self-compassion for years to come. This keynote is part of a day-long wellness event presented by Gilchrist Hospice as part of their continuing care for the families they support.
During this four day Survivor Seminar for Military Families, Heather will offer a variety of workshops in which attendees can try out mindfulness-based techniques to reduce grief-related suffering and stress.
The 2018 Fire Hero Family Wellness conference is open to spouses, life partners, parents, adult children and siblings of fallen firefighters honored at the National Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This conference will focus on finding peace and hope after loss through kindness and connections as well as provide insight into physical and mental self-care and self-compassion. Heather Stang will be leading two workshops:
MEDITATION FOR GRIEF, Tuesday, April 10 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meditation can be one of your greatest allies when you are grieving, and learning how is easier than you think! During this workshop you will sample a variety of meditation techniques designed to relax your body, calm your mind, and cope with difficult emotions. You will also learn how to weave moments of mindfulness into your busy schedule, and cultivate a daily practice that will have life-long health and wellness benefits. Tuesday, April 10 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
SELF-COMPASSION AS SELF-CARE FOR GRIEF, Monday, April 9 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Tending to our own suffering with kindness is often placed on the back burner. Some of us can’t even imagine what it would be like to have the time, energy, and wherewithal to take care of ourselves – especially when we are faced with grief. During this workshop we will explore the three principles of self-compassion, and discover how to apply them to your daily life so you can become your own best friend.
There is space for 100 attendees, on a first-come, first-served basis or until March 16, 2018. For more information about this event, please contact Beverly Donlon at (301) 447-1603.
National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, Management and Leadership Conference Preconference Seminar. On any given day, hospice and palliative care professionals face challenges in the workplace that range from emotionally draining to incredibly enriching—often simultaneously. As the landscape of healthcare changes, the challenges of leadership are unlikely to let up. Faced with the choice to wither or flourish under mounting pressure, there is no time like the present to learn how subtle adjustments to your mind, body, and actions can help you thrive.
During this participatory workshop, leaders, executives and managers will learn how to harness the power of mindfulness in just minutes a day—building resilience, leadership excellence, and equanimity in the face of adversity. No incense or special clothes are required; these simple techniques can be applied in-the-moment and on the job, increasing your ability to savor the little things while reigniting your passion for your very important work.
Preconference Dates: April 21-22, 2018. Main Conference: April 23-25, 2018.