Heather Stang’s Books

Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations to Calm Your Mind and Restore Your Sprit

Now in its second edition, this grief book is an eight-week guide using meditation, yoga, journaling and expressive arts, plus inspirational stories, to help you reduce suffering and emerge transformed on the other side of loss. This book will help you:

  • Ease your physical symptoms of grief
  • Calm your mind and help you regulate difficult emotions
  • Improve your present moment awareness
  • Increase compassion toward yourself and others
  • Help you make meaning from your loss
  • Develop your new self-narrative for moving forward

Grief is a natural reaction to loss, but if you are like most people, grief can leave you feeling emotionally mentally and physically exhausted. Fortunately the ancient practice of mindfulness can help to reduce your suffering and be your guiding light on the path through tough times. The good news is you don’t need to have any previous meditation or yoga experience to benefit from this book. All you need is a desire to reduce your own pain.

Mindfulness and Grief will help you grieve authentically – and at the same time teach you skills that will help you ease the physical symptoms of loss and reduce your suffering. Mindfulness & Grief will help you begin the process of healing. Learn how to cope with grief, and embark on your unique healing journey that may lead to unimaginable posttraumatic growth.

Based on the 8-Week Mindfulness & Grief program developed by Heather Stang, this book features inspirational stories and over 35 mindfulness-based exercises including meditation, yoga, journaling and instructions for a personal day-long retreat. Learn how the present moment can be a safe haven for healing the pain of grief and loss.

techniques-grief-therapyTechniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention

Edited by Robert A. Neimeyer

Heather Stang contributed three chapters to this book: Relaxation Response, Yoga for Grief, and Compassion & Lovingkindness Meditation.

Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention continues where the acclaimed Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved left off, offering a whole new set of innovative approaches to grief therapy to address the needs of the bereaved. This new volume includes a variety of specific and practical therapeutic techniques, each conveyed in concrete detail and anchored in an illustrative case study. Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention also features an entire new section on assessment of various challenges in coping with loss, with inclusion of the actual scales and scoring keys to facilitate their use by practitioners and researchers. Providing both an orientation to bereavement work and an indispensable toolkit for counseling survivors of losses of many kinds, this book belongs on the shelf of both experienced clinicians and those just beginning to delve into the field of grief therapy.