Heather Stang, MA is the author of Mindfulness and Grief, a book based on the 8 week groups she developed and now facilitates. She earned a Masters in Thanatology (Death, Dying & Bereavement) from Hood College in 2010. Heather is a mindfulness meditation instructor and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner at the Frederick Meditation Center, which she founded in 2014.
Her focus is on helping the bereaved stay healthy and increase immune functioning through mindfulness based practices, relaxation and expressive arts. Her article “Living in the Body: Using Awareness of Physical Sensation to Cope With Loss” was published in the October 2009 issue of The Forum, the monthly publication of the Association of Death Education and Counselors (ADEC), and her observations of an 8-week Mindful Grief Support Group was presented at the 2009 ADEC Conference.
Heather is a repeat presenter at the The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Survivors Conference and the Hospice of Frederick County, and has taught stress reduction for clients such as BP Solar and NBC.
She discovered the practices of yoga and mindfulness while she was a stressed-out CEO. After one retreat she decided to sell her company and dedicate her life to reducing stress, in herself and in others.
She offers private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions, day-long retreats and Mindfulness & Grief groups in her hometown of Frederick, Maryland and just about anywhere she is invited to present. Heather is a member of the Association of Death Educators and Counselors (ADEC) and the National Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi.