Mindfulness & Grief Group: 8 Weeks
Learn to cope with Life After Loss. Tap into your body’s natural healing ability with guided meditation, gentle yoga and journaling in a compassionate group setting. Led by thanatologist & author of Mindfulness & Grief, Heather Stang.
Type of Event
Classes end between 12:30 & 1ish. You are welcome to bring a snack if you need nourishment! Day-long Retreat on Sat. March 14: 9:30 am – 4:30pm.
Includes all group sessions, day long retreat & Mindfulness & Grief
Tap into your body’s natural healing ability with guided meditation, gentle yoga and journaling in a compassionate group setting. Few of us are taught how to cope with day-to-day stress, much less grief. Fortunately, anyone can learn how to turn the stress switch to “off,” even during the most troubling of times. You do not need to be a Buddhist, have a background in mindfulness meditation or yoga, be physically fit, or subscribe to any particular set of spiritual beliefs to benefit from mindfulness.
Ease the physical symptoms of grief
Calm your mind and help you regulate difficult emotions
Improve your present moment awareness
Increase compassion toward yourself and others
Help you make meaning from your loss
Develop your new self-narrative for moving forward
This 8 week class is designed to help your body recover from stress caused by grief & loss while providing you with peer support in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The program uses gentle movement and guided relaxation to help you manage the changes you are experiencing in your life and in your body. You will be given the opportunity to speak and be heard through group discussion and personal self-observation along with structured homework exercises.
This group is open to people who are providing end-of-life caregiving as well as those who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothes, and bring a journal and something to write with. Water and tea is provided, as well as mats, cushions and blankets, and you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat, props and snacks.