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Heather Stang


Heather Stang Speakers Bureau Heather Stang is a thanatologist and author of “Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations to Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit,” developed from her eight-week course, which uses mindfulness meditation, yoga and journaling to help people who are grieving cope with loss, manage stress and cultivate post-traumatic growth. Heather discovered yoga and mindfulness while she was the CEO of a web development company and diagnosed with a stress-related illness. The

Video: Compassion Meditation


Video: Compassion Meditation for Meaning Making and Posttraumatic Growth TAPS This webinar was recorded by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®  and presented by with Heather Stang, MA, C-IATY. This video recording of the webinar addresses how compassion meditation can empower you to become your own best friend and advocate, while deepening your connection to those around you, leading to meaning making and posttraumatic growth. Select image below to play the video. Webinar Slides Comp

Video: Relaxation Meditation


Video: Relaxation Meditation to ease the Anxiety, Stress and Tension of Grief TAPS This webinar was recorded by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®  and presented by Heather Stang, MA, C-IATY.  This video recording of the webinar addresses how to care for your grieving body using evidence-based, easy-to-do meditation practices designed to reverse the harmful effects of grief and stress. Select image below to play the video. Webinar Slides Relaxation Meditation Slides (PDF) This webi

Webinar: Meditation for Coping


Webinar: Meditation for Coping with Difficult Emotions Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this workshop with Heather Stang, MA, C-IATY, discusses how the physical sensation of emotion can be your ally during tough times and even provide you with inner wisdom and insight. This technique can be applied during a regular meditation practice, or on-the-spot in real life situations when you feel overwhelmed.   Featuring   Heather Stang MA, C-IATYHeather is the author of

Webinar: Compassion Meditation


Webinar: Compassion Meditation for Meaning Making & Posttraumatic Growth Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar with Heather Stang, MA, C-IATY, will address how compassion meditation can empower you to become your own best friend and advocate, while deepening your connection to those around you, leading to meaning making and posttraumatic growth.   Featuring   Heather Stang MA, C-IATYHeather is the author of Mindfulness and Grief and is the host of the Mi

Webinar: Relaxation Meditation


Webinar: Relaxation Meditation to Ease the Anxiety, Stress & Tension of Grief Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar with Heather Stang, MA, C-IATY, will address how to care for your grieving body using evidence-based, easy-to-do meditation practices designed to reverse the harmful effects of grief and stress.   Featuring   Heather Stang MA, C-IATYHeather is the author of Mindfulness and Grief and is the host of the Mindfulness and Grief  Podcast. She hol

Institute: Handle with Care


Handle with Care- Supporting Your Grieving Body, Mind and Spirit Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing, this 3-session experimental workshop with Heather Stang, MA, C-IATY and Min Krishnamurthy, MS, RD, LDN, will address how to care for your grieving body. Topics will include reducing stress with relaxation meditation, balancing mood with nutrition and functional foods, and using compassion meditation for meaning-making and post-traumatic growth. Featuring   Heather Stang

Video: Meditation for Coping with Difficult Emotions


Video: Meditation for Coping with Difficult Emotions TAPS This webinar was recorded by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®  and presented by with Heather Stang, MA, C-IATY. This video recording of the webinar discusses how the physical sensation of emotion can be your ally during tough times and even provide you with inner wisdom and insight. This technique can be applied during a regular meditation practice, or on-the-spot in real life situations when you feel overwhelmed. Select image b

Just Breathe


Just Breathe Lalaine Estella Take a moment to catch your breath. Notice your tummy rise and fall as you breathe naturally. Now take a slow, deep breath in, and pause. Exhale very slowly, taking a few seconds longer than it did to inhale.  Repeat several times.  Congratulations, you’ve just begun a meditation practice that focuses on breathing. For those not used to meditation, keeping quiet and tuning out everything to focus on breathing can be a bit daunting. Sitting in stillness to focus

5 Ways for the Bereaved to be Mindful


5 Ways for the Bereaved to be Mindful Heather Stang The beginner classes at my meditation center fill up with people wanting to make a lifestyle change. They show up ready to ease anxiety, reduce stress, improve their health or to find a way to cope with grief. Research proves that mindfulness can help with any stress-related complaint. I get to witness first-hand how training your mind on the present moment with a calm, relaxed and compassionate attitude creates a sense of well-being. But if

Tending the Garden of Grief With Mindfulness Meditation


Tending the Garden of Grief With Mindfulness Meditation Heather Stang Autumn in my small farming town in mid-Maryland is a time of harvest and abundance. Farmers markets are in full swing, nourishing our bodies with healthy vegetables and filling our senses with vibrant colors and smells. And yet it is a time where nature's energy begins to wind down in preparation for winter, which I like to think of as nature's sacred pause. Autumn is a time of transition and reflection - of letting go and rec

Let It R.A.I.N.


Let It R.A.I.N. Heather Stang As a child, I dreaded overcast days, especially during the summer. Even when it wasn’t raining, the threat of precipitation felt like a life sentence with no chance of parole. It was the grey skies I feared, even though they would often lead to bluer skies and sometimes a rainbow. Living in emotional pain is a lot like bad weather. There is no control, no predicting when the clouds will come or when the rain will start. But we can learn to relate to our pain diff