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Heather Stang

Heather Stang, M.A. is the author of Mindfulness & Grief and the Frederick Meditation Center founder. She holds a Masters degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) from Hood College in Maryland, and is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner. She has led mindfulness-based grief workshops for organizations such as the National Fallen Firefighters Association and Hospice of Frederick County, and is a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Heather’s mission is to help people who are grieving to stay healthy and benefit from the transformative experience of grief, using mindfulness-based practices, relaxation, and expressive arts. She has an established practice offering Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions, day-long retreats, and 8 Week Yoga for Grief groups. She is based in Maryland. You can find her on Google +.

Managing Grief During The Holidays Workshop

Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM R.S.V.P. by November 12 $25 Program Fee Includes The Live Workshop plus Heather’s Online Program: Meditation For Grief During The Holidays, which features three online webinars and guided meditation MP3s for you to download. Learn How To Cope With Holiday Grief & Stress Based on the Mindfulness […]

Mindfulness for Stress Management & Leadership Excellence: Free Training for Furloughed Federal Employees & Contractors Impacted by the 2019 Shutdown

Mindfulness for Stress Management & Leadership Excellence: Free Training for Furloughed Federal Employees & Contractors Impacted by the 2019 Shutdown

Mindfulness for Stress Management & Leadership Excellence: Free Training for Furloughed Federal Employees & Contractors Impacted by the 2019 Shutdown Tuesday, January 22* 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Lunch Break 1-2 Free for government employees impacted by the shutdown. Facilitated by Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT If you can not make this program: All of the […]

Equanimity & Distractions While Meditating

Equanimity & Distractions While Meditating equanimity

Whenever I search for a photo that accurately depicts equanimity and the art of mindfulness meditation, I come up short. Stock photo libraries are full of images featuring blissed out models meditating on serene beaches and mountaintops. As an amateur photographer, I appreciate the beauty of these scenes. As a meditator, I know the images […]

Coping With Difficult Emotions: A Guided Meditation for Grief

Coping With Difficult Emotions: A Guided Meditation for Grief

When you are reeling from a significant loss, coping with difficult emotions may seem like an impossible task. It is natural to want to turn away from or suppress painful feelings. But as you probably know, the stronger and emotion is, the harder it will persist. As a grief professional, sadness is not an uncommon […]

Book Review: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg

Book Review: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg

February is the host to Sharon Salzberg’s 28 day “Real Happiness Meditation Challenge,” an online event designed to help both beginning and experienced meditators “#Commit2Sit.” Of course this year is a leap year, so we get an extra day to strengthen our meditation muscles! The challenge is inspired by her bestselling book Real Happiness: The […]

Meditation For Couples: Reduce Negativity With Mindfulness & Loving-Kindness

Meditation For Couples: Reduce Negativity With Mindfulness & Loving-Kindness

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it comes a barrage of commercials featuring idyllic couples lavishing each other with gifts—from chocolate to diamonds to luxury vehicles. While I am not one to ever turn down a box of truffles or something sparkly, let us not forget the reason for the season: love. […]

New Grief Book Features FMC Founder Heather Stang

New Grief Book Features FMC Founder Heather Stang

Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention, edited by Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer, launched on October 16, 2015 and is already a best seller. A follow up to his first volume, Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved, this new release features the contributions of dozens of grief professionals selected by Dr. Neimeyer, […]

Mindfulness For Children: Why Meditation Should Be On Your Back To School List

Mindfulness For Children: Why Meditation Should Be On Your Back To School List Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness Helps Children Breathe Their Way To 15% Better Grades It feels like summer has just begun, and already you find yourself filling up a cart with backpacks, pencils, and notebooks, as you hope and pray that this will be the year your child turns those grades around. Just like in meditation practice, this new […]

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: A Mind-Body Approach to Grief

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: A Mind-Body Approach to Grief phoenix rising yoga therapy

Keith arrived for his first session just 18 days after his partner of 36 years died suddenly. As soon as he walked through the door for his first private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session, he began to sob. I guided him to find a comfortable position lying down on my soft, comfortable mat, and covered […]