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Heather Stang
Works at Frederick Meditation Center
Attended St. Mary's College of Maryland
Lives in Frederick, MD
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Hagerstown Meditation & Yoga Therapy Now Open!

Learn to meditate and cope with holiday stress, anxiety and grief with author Heather Stang. An offshoot of the +Frederick Meditation Center, the +Hagerstown Meditation & Yoga Therapy Center will offer small group mindfulness meditation classes and private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions. #mindfulness #yoga #hagerstownmd
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Healing Grief  - 
 
Are the stages of grief real? Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's On Death and Dying began a revolution in 1969. Today, contemporary grief theories offer an alternative.
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I have read that book and have gone through all the stages and more than i could ever put into words. Also read the Hospice which has kept me out of the padded cell. Was in a grief recovery meeting and they turned us on to a book that i am still working on 'Understanding your Grief' by Alan Wolfelt. Sure has been one of biggest challenge with my being a recovering addict-alcoholic. Somehow i am still alive and sober even though i am dealing with 5 deaths and the loss of a job and income and my so called marriage falling apart. God is doing for me what i cannot do for myself. Have cancelled the holidays.
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Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy now in Hagerstown!

Beginning November, 2016! Private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions will be offered at 265 Mill Street just near the Municipal Stadium. Sign up online on the web page below!
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This online grief support program is different.

We know that time does not, in fact, heal all wounds - it is what you do with the time that matters. My online grief support focuses on mindfulness-based activities, such as meditation, journaling prompts, and self-reflection exercises that I offer to my students who attend my classes in person at the Frederick Meditation Center.

Check out the three online grief support offerings below which will help you cope with grief, reduce your suffering, and get to know yourself better in the process. http://mindfulnessandgrief.com/online-grief-support/
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Were You Two Close? Reflections on the Death of my Virtual Father

My step-father died on May 28th 7 years ago. This is my essay on love, loss, and this one question that gets asked over and over again.

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My dad and i didn't have the best of relationship growing up. I even pictured him as a wear wolf for years. Since he passed, i have come to realize that i wanted the relationship worse than i thought and now it is to late. I have also learned about his upbringing, which helped explain the way he raised us three boys.
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Self-Compassion Book Study Group in Frederick Maryland

Starts this Monday, January 2, 2017!
Book Discussion & Practice Group: Facilitated by Heather Stang 5 Mondays Beginning January 2nd 11 am - 12 noon [Reserve Your Space!] $120 for entire 5 week course Self-Compassion is the key to a happy and healthy life, yet in our culture it is so elusive. Fortunately, the practice of self-compassion can rewire your brain Read More
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Holiday Grief & Loss Survival Tips Podcast with +Holley Kelley Enterprises & Heather Stang

The holidays are stressful enough without grief. Grief is stressful enough without the holidays. Surviving grief during the holiday season requires us to pay attention to our body, mind and spirit, and in some cases advocate for ourselves.
Gerontologist Holley Kelley & Grief Author Heather Stang discuss their favorite Holiday Grief & Loss Survival Tips in this free Aging GreatFULLy podcast.
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Mine have been stolen from me so they are not happening. Maybe i can sleep most of those the three days? Hell of a price to pay to be responsible.
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This Is What Grieving Is Like

In the opening paragraph of her guest blog post, nurse Barbara Karnes explores what grief can feel like in just under 25 words. Read more...
I’m going to talk about normal, natural grief in about 25 words or less. Well actually a few more than that. Visualize a table in front of an open window. There are stacks of paper on the table, tidy, organized stacks. A slight breeze comes through the window and rustles the papers, now a strong wind comes through and scatters the Read More
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DOUBLE AMEN. In the last four years and five deaths, i have gone through everything one can imagine.
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One of the main mindfulness myths is that its outcome is always relaxation/zoning out. And while being mindful means that you can observe the moment and feel more capable of truly relaxing, it also equips you with the skills to handle life's more challenging experiences. 
So while mindfulness does not equal relaxation, it invites relaxation. Grief Quotes by Heather Stang.
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Give Your Mind A Break With Focus Meditation Many of us experience grief as a mental fog. It is normal to feel scattered and forgetful – so go easy on yourself. Just like the warning label on many prescription drugs, it might be a good idea to steer clear of operating a car or any …
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Vision Board For Life After Loss

Nothing can interrupt a dream like the death of a loved one. Our life’s narrative not only takes an unexpected turn, but it can feel as if our story has ended. In reality, our story does continue, albeit not as we expected. We know as people who have loved and lost (and from contemporary grief research) that the relationship with our beloved does not end, and continuing bonds not only bring us comfort, but also help us adjust to life after loss.

At some point—maybe it is today—we will raise our head up and look towards our future. Once we have learned to cope with our life after loss, we choose to create the life we desire. So go ahead. Dream for yourself once more, while carrying your dear one close to your heart.
When you were a child, did anyone ask you “what do you want to be when you grow up?” If so, what did you answer? Most of us had grand visions for our future—we did not set limits on what we could accomplish. Our imagination was free to roam wild, unburdened by what Mike Dooley …
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Mindfulness Speaker & Author
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Writing, Public Speaking, Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga & Journaling Instruction
Employment
  • Frederick Meditation Center
    Founder, 2014 - present
    The Frederick Meditation Center offers Mindfulness Meditation instruction, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and compassionate counseling. Visit http://frederickmeditation.com for class and retreat schedule.
  • Mindfulness & Grief
    Author & Group Facilitator, 2010 - present
    Heather is the author of Mindfulness & Grief, based on the 8-week program she developed and facilitates, which includes meditation, yoga and journaling exercises.
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Mindfulness Speaker, Author of Mindfulness & Grief, Thanatologist, Mindfulness Meditaition Instructor & Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner
Introduction

Heather Stang, MA is the author of Mindfulness and Grief, a book based on the 8 week groups she developed. She earned a Masters in Thanatology (Death, Dying & Bereavement) from Hood College in 2010, and is a mindfulness meditation instructor and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner.

Her focus is on helping the bereaved stay healthy and increase immune functioning through mindfulness based practices, relaxation and expressive arts.

She currently serves as the Networking Chair for the Association of Death Education and Counseling, and is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Frederick, Md..

Education
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Art History, 1996
    Focus on Pre-Raphaelite Art; Winner of the Vasari Prize 1996
  • Hood College
    Thanatology, 2010
    The Study of Death & Dying
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