FREDERICK, Md., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Heather Stang will present three workshops based on her book Mindfulness & Grief at the 2016 TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar in Arlington, Va., this Memorial Day weekend. Nearly 2,500 surviving family members of America's fallen military are expected to attend the seminar.
"It is an honor to give back to those who have given so much through these mindfulness-based grief workshops - designed to help families cope with the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of loss, and offer ways to live fully while maintaining a continuing bond with their loved one who served our nation so selflessly," says Heather Stang.
As part of the TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar, surviving families of military loss have the opportunity to learn coping skills at workshops like Heather Stang's, make connections with others facing similar losses in sharing groups and find hope for the days ahead during miniature excursions around the D.C. area.
The workshops offered by Heather Stang will help participants reduce both physical and emotional suffering and explore ways to engage in their life after loss though meditation, drawing and journaling exercises. Topics include "Relaxation & Compassion Meditation for Grief," "Drawing Your Grief-Scape," and "Who Am I Now? Meditation & Journaling for Posttraumatic Growth."
"TAPS is grateful for the work of Heather Stang and all she is doing to those grieving the loss of a loved one in service to our nation," said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President and Founder and 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. "This Memorial Day, she will join us in honoring the lives and service of America's fallen by helping their loved ones that have been left behind."
ABOUT HEATHER STANG
Heather Stang is a thanatologist, mindfulness speaker, and author of the grief book Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations To Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit. Her focus on teaching others to use mindfulness-based techniques to reduce stress, cope with grief, and cultivate personal growth is inspired by her own journey of love, loss and posttraumatic growth. She offers free guided meditations for grief and supportive resources on her site at http://mindfulnessandgrief.com.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America's fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 55,000 surviving family members of our fallen military and their caregivers since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, healing seminars and retreats for adults, camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and the 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline at 800.959.TAPS (8277) available for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call TAPS at 202.588.TAPS (8277).
TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS
3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 630, Arlington, VA 22201
800-959-TAPS, 202-588-TAPS (8277), www.taps.org
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