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Featured excerpts from “Self-Compassion as Self-Care for Grief” Keynote by Heather Stang for Gilchrist Hospice

Mindfulness & Grief Podcast

Heather Stang is the host of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast. In this episode, guest-host Karla Helbert interviews Heather.

TV: Open to Hope

Academic/CE Presentation Samples

Association for Death Education & CounselingThe Association of Death Educators & Counselors offers replays of past conference recordings that can earn you 1 to 1.5 CEs. Below are two previews of Heather Stang’s presentations at the 2015 and 2016 ADEC conference. If you like what you see, just click on the link to learn more and purchase the full recording.

Mindfulness & Grief: Coping Skills for Life After Loss

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 she uses 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.

Mindfulness & Grief: Techniques For Posttraumatic Growth

Mindfulness-based practices, such as meditation, yoga and formal compassion practice, can help bereaved people steady their mind, relax their body, and make meaning from their loss, all while tapping into the stress-reducing relaxation response. Based on case studies from a weekly drop-in Relaxation and Meditation for Grief Group at a community meditation center, this session will illustrate how these ancient practices can cultivate post-traumatic growth and even improve physical and emotional health beyond pre-loss states. Participants will also learn the basic session structure and review relevant literature.

> This is a 5 minute preview sample. Purchase the full recording from the Association of Death Educators & Counselors 2016 Conference Recording Page

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> This is a 5 minute preview sample. Purchase the full recording from the Association of Death Educators & Counselors 2015 Conference Recording Page

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Radio & Podcasts

Changing the Face of Yoga
Mindfulness & Grief

October 16, 2018

Day to Day Retirement
Career/Work Loss in Retirement
October 16, 2018

Open to Hope Radio
Calming Your Mind & Restoring Your Spirit
March 16, 2017

Heather Stang is the author of Mindfulness & Grief, and a contributor to Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment & Interventions. Her inspiration for helping others stems from her uncle’s death by suicide and her stepfather’s sudden death following a surgical procedure. She offers free guided meditations at

Dougy Center: Grief Out Loud Podcast
Self-Compassion as Self-Care for Grief
April 28, 2017

Heather Stang, thanatologist, mindfulness speaker, and author of Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations To Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit, joins us in this episode to talk about cultivating self-compassion as a powerful avenue for self-care while grieving. She shares an accessible technique that you can use anywhere to get connected to your emotional and physical needs and bring ease and understanding to the some of the most painful aspects of grief.

Aging GreatFULLy
Mindfulness Meditation
September 2, 2016


Sunrises & Sunsets and the host of the Aging GreatFULLy Podcast interviews Heather Stang on the benefits of mindfulness as we travel the path of life on this weekly radio show.

One Hour At A Time
Mindfulness and Grief
June 2, 2014