Heather Stang is the author of Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations To Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit. Her focus on teaching others to use mindfulness-based techniques to reduce stress, cope with grief, and cultivate personal growth is inspired by her own journey of love, loss and posttraumatic growth. She is best known for using present moment awareness to relieve suffering, cope with and eventually reengage with life after loss. She offers online grief support and grief coaching using mindfulness-based practices and principles of yoga therapy.
Association of Death Education and Counseling Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Heather is a public and keynote speaker, presenting for organizations such as the highly regarded military family survivor organization Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation, National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, LiveOnNY Organ Donation Network, Association of Death Education and Counseling, and the Maryland Library Association.
In addition to her book Mindfulness & Grief, Heather contributed three chapters to the bestselling volume Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment & Intervention (Neimeyer, 2015), including Yoga for Grief, Compassion & Lovingkindness Meditation, and Relaxation Response.
She is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland, where she offers group classes private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Sessions.