Self-Compassion as Self-Care for Grief

self-compassion as self-care for grief

Saturdays, March 4 – April 1
(No Class March 25)
11:00 AM – 12 Noon [RSVP]

Cost: $55/person for whole course*
Facilitated by Heather Stang, Author of Mindfulness & Grief

Tending to our own suffering with kindness is often placed on the back burner. Some of us can’t even imagine what it would be like to have the time, energy, and wherewithal to take care of ourselves – especially during grief. When faced with our own personal loss and hardships, we often turn away from our grief and “push through” the pain.

This can overwhelm our stress response system and in turn contribute to depression, anxiety, and stress-related illnesses. As hard as it may seem, we can tend to our own suffering using self-compassion techniques that are rooted in ancient spiritual practices and proven effective by contemporary research. Once we apply the “oxygen mask” to ourselves—and treat ourselves as we would a beloved friend—we will learn that we can manage our difficult emotions, reduce our suffering, and even inspire others to take control of their own health and well-being.

During this four week program, Heather Stang, author of Mindfulness & Grief, will discuss how self-compassion practices can help you cope with grief and even grow from your life after loss. Each week we will have a period of discussion, followed by a period of guided meditation, and close with a Q&A session and home practice assignments. The goal is that between classes you will apply what you learn, so at the end of the four weeks you feel well-equipped to use self-compassion as a self-care practice.

  • Week 1: Self-Kindness for Grief
  • Week 2: Grief & The Human Experience
  • Week 3. Mindfulness for Grief
  • Week 4:  Integration & Crafting Your Personal Self-Care Plan

* No one will be turned away due to an ability to pay. If you would like to discuss a scholarship, please email