Mindfulness isn’t just for naturally calm people. It is a superpower that can help us cope with the most challenging emotions—even grief. Using superhero case examples, during this workshop, you will learn how mindfulness can help you navigate loss, improve your health, and cultivate much-needed compassion for your grieving heart.
This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.
Jill Harrington-LaMorie, DSW, LCSW
Dr. Harrington-LaMorie is in private practice in the greater Washington, D.C., area, where she works as an adjunct professor, grief educator, trainer, writer, and consultant. She is the creator and lead Editor of a new, novel, and creative grief and loss textbook, published by Routledge, entitled Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of the Loss. The book is the first of its kind to explore theories, concepts, creative practices as well as lived stories from the bereaved using modern-day superhero narratives. Dr. Harrington is also a surviving spouse, TAPS volunteer, and proud parent of two adult children.
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.
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.
Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.
The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be 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.
TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America 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. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.
TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201