Webinar: From Grief to Peace - Journaling for Life After Loss

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar September 21, 2021, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Eastern
Course Available

Journaling does more than simply record your day-to-day experience; it helps you organize your thoughts, process traumatic events, and find meaning through your lived experience. The many health benefits of journaling supported by science include reduction in symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma; improved memory; and increased immune functioning. You don’t even need to be a “good writer” to benefit from journaling.

During this workshop you will learn the best practices for journaling and have the opportunity to try it for yourself! Please bring your journal or something to write in or have a blank document open on your computer for practice.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.



Heather Stang


Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

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 posttraumatic growth. Heather discovered yoga and mindfulness while she was the CEO of a web development company and diagnosed with a stress-related illness. These contemplative practices inspired her to live a life in service to others, and she became a suicide/crisis hotline call specialist in honor of her uncle who died by suicide when Heather was a child. Heather has led workshops for organizations including TAPS, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Association of Death Education and Counseling. She is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland where she has a private practice and offers guided meditations.

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available.


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.