Self-Compassion: Managing Personal Loss in a Professional World

I am so grateful to share these practices with you. If you have any questions, please email me. Other meditation for grief resources, including guided meditations and articles, can be found on my book companion site at

Lecture Assets

Guided Meditations

Below are recordings of Heather’s guided meditations that were offered in the NHPCO Intensives Bereavement Track, as well as the morning self-care activities. You can access these via the Insight Timer App, available free on your Apple or Android Device. Just search for Heather Stang!


Mindfulness & Grief Books

Neimeyer, R. A. (Ed.). (2015). Techniques of grief therapy: Assessment and intervention. Routledge.

Helbert, K. (2015). Yoga for grief and loss: poses, meditation, devotion, self-reflection, selfless acts, ritual. Singing Dragon.

Stang, H. (2015). Mindfulness and Grief: With guided meditations to calm the mind and restore the spirit. Ryland, Peters & Small.

Self-Compassion Books

Desmond, T. (2015). Self-compassion in psychotherapy: Mindfulness-based practices for healing and transformation. WW Norton & Company.

Germer, C. K. (2009). The mindful path to self-compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions. Guilford Press.

Hanson, R. (2009). Buddha’s brain: The practical neuroscience of happiness, love, and wisdom. New Harbinger Publications.

Harris, D. (2014). 10% happier: How I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works-a true story. Hachette UK.

McGonigal, K., & McNamara, S. (2012). The Neuroscience of Change: A Compassion-based Program for Personal Transformation.

Neff, K. (2011). Self-compassion: The proven power of being kind to yourself. Harper Collins.

Young, S. (1994). Purpose and method of Vipassana meditation. The humanistic psychologist, 22(1), 53.