Focus Meditation For Grief

By Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

Posted: June 10, 2016


Give Your Mind A Break With Focus Meditation

Many of us experience grief as a mental fog. It is normal to feel scattered and forgetful – so go easy on yourself. Just like the warning label on many prescription drugs, it might be a good idea to steer clear of operating a car or any heavy machinery. You may also experience your mind wandering – to the past – to the future – which can often trigger anxiety and worry.

There is a time to dive deep into your feelings, but there is also a time to give yourself a break.

This 5 minute focusing meditation will help you bring your mind back to the present, and give you a place to rest your attention. It is short but sweet – many people find that just a few minutes can help them feel rested and more alert. Try it for yourself!

Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

About the author

Heather Stang, M.A. is the author of Living with Grief and the guided journal, From Grief To Peace. She is the creator of the Mindfulness & Grief System that is featured in the Handbook of Grief Therapies (2023) and is the founder of Awaken, a mindfulness-based online grief support group. Heather also hosts the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast, and offers mindfulness-based grief support online through her organization, the Mindfulness & Grief Institute. She holds a Masters degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) from Hood College in Maryland, and is a certified Yoga Therapist. She currently lives in Falling Waters, WV.

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