Mindfulness & Grief
Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations to Calm Your Mind and Restore Your Spirit
Mindfulness during grief is about turning toward your experience of love and loss with self-kindness, so you can alleviate your suffering, honor their memory, and create the space to become who you want to be now. It is a radical act of self-compassion.
The grief book with a step-by-step guide on caring for your grieving mind, body and spirit. From coping with the anxiety, fear and sadness in the early days, months and years of loss, to honoring their legacy and rediscovering who you are now that everything has changed, Mindfulness & Grief is an easy-to-read, compassionate companion for life after loss.
Coping with grief and loss is one of life's greatest challenges, and it can be hard to know how to reduce the suffering it brings. Mindfulness & Grief is your self-care toolkit, designed to help you cope with everything from sleepless nights to anxiety-filled days, while boosting your body's natural resilience against stress through grief and beyond.
Combining inspirational stories of hope and healing with contemporary grief research, evidence-based meditation techniques, and the knowledge that each of us grieves in our own way, Mindfulness & Grief has helped thousands of people worldwide navigate the disorienting path of loss.
Based on the 8-week program developed by thanatologist and certified yoga therapist Heather Stang, there are over 35 meditation, yoga, journaling, and expressive arts exercises. They are designed to help you ease your physical symptoms of grief, calm your mind, and regulate difficult emotions.
You will discover how to increase compassion toward yourself and others, make meaning from your loss and honor your loved one, and develop your new self-narrative for moving forward. The program is accessible to anyone--regardless of physical ability--and does not require any previous meditation or yoga experience, or require any particular spiritual or religious worldview.
Whether you are brand new to meditation or have been practicing for decades, Mindfulness & Grief will give you the coping skills you need for the short term, and help you cultivate a life of wellness and meaning, even in the wake of loss.
The Mindfulness & Grief book is offered in an 8-week format with a daylong retreat, however you are encouraged to move at your own pace.
Weeks 1-4 help the reader develop coping skills through relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and compassion for the self and others. Suggestions for a daylong retreat offers opportunities to reconnect with one's self and nature through yoga, walking and expressive arts.
Weeks 5-8 offer guidance on getting unstuck when faced with obstacles, honoring the memory of the special person, and rediscovering who you are now.
While most people will choose to read the book in order, it is possible to read a section that you find most appealing and relevant to where you are on your grief journey.
This book contains references and resources, as well as links to guided meditations that readers can use in tandem with the book.
Author: Heather Stang