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From Grief to Peace

A guided journal for navigating loss with compassion and mindfulness

Published by CICO Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

A guided journal with writing prompts, meditations and practices to transform the heartache and pain of grief and loss into love and resilience, the mindful way.

Grief is a natural reaction to loss and the mourning process can be a difficult and stressful experience. Time alone does not heal our wounds—it is what we do with our time that matters. But in the wake of devastating loss, how and where do you begin? One way is through grief journaling which can help you record and process your experience of grief. With the support of grief and mindfulness expert Heather Stang, From Grief to Peace offers the writing space, guidance, and freedom to express your feelings without judgment. Explore your heart’s story fearlessly, transform grief roadblocks into green lights, and write a thank-you letter to your inner strength and courage. Mindful journaling prompts, tips, and practices allow you to tap into your natural resilience and find the meaning you need to thrive. In turn you will learn and grow through your grief journey.

Heather Stang offers private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions, day retreats, and 8-week Mindful Grief courses to the bereaved. Her focus is on helping the bereaved to stay healthy and experience post-traumatic growth through mindfulness-based practices. The author is based in Frederick, Maryland, USA.

"Meditation and journaling are two recommendations I often make to people who are grieving, but the emotional and physical toll of grief can make it hard for them to begin. With writing prompts and exercises for the mind and body interspersed with words of reassurance and comfort, this book provides the support that people need to get past these hurdles. Over her many years of practice, Stang has helped thousands of bereaved people find a peaceful place to rest their weary hearts and gather their strength. Here, Stang offers readers that same kind of wise and gentle guidance. If you or someone you know is lost in grief, there is no one better to have by your side than Heather Stang."

Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD, LCSW
Author: Attachment Informed Grief Therapy and Getting Back to Life When Grief Won’t Heal
President Emeritus, Association of Death Education & Counseling

"I feel this book can be a great companion to anyone trying to find their way during grief. From Grief to Peace allows a person to take advantage of guided journaling and mindfulness as they begin to process the many challenges in their life. This is a great resource for cultivating personal empowerment and growth in well-being."

Joshua Black PhD
Grief Researcher & Host of the Grief Dreams Podcast

"Heather Stang’s new book, From Grief to Peace, is the journal we all need. Its beautiful pages offer prompts, thoughtful questions and open spaces to fill with reflection and response. The journal encourages a gentle approach to emotions, sensations and thoughts that accompany loss, guiding each user towards developing deeper understanding and insight. This is a book I will use myself and will offer to my clients as a container for their grief and a guide to their inner experiences as they seek to move towards a more peaceful reaction to difficult situations in life."

Claudia Coenen, CGC, FT
Author: The Karuna Cards, Shattered by Grief: Picking up the pieces to become WHOLE again and The Creative Toolkit for Working with Grief and Bereavement: A Practitioner's Guide

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