Episode 6: Communicating Through an Arts Based Mindfulness Program with Dr. Diana Coholic
In this episode, Dr. Diana Coholic, professor and social worker from Laurentian University, talks about the Holistic Arts based program (HAP) she developed to work on mindfulness with children and youth. She talks about how using art can help children become more mindful of their emotions and thoughts in a welcoming and safe environment. Dr. Coholic gives strategies for parents of children who may have anxiety or who may have a difficult time regulating their emotions. She also gives advice for professionals who might want to incorporate mindfulness into their practice.
Dr. Coholic recently published a book entitled:
Facilitating Mindfulness: A Guide for Human Service Professionals (2019)
During this episode, she briefly describes this book and how it can be applied.
Dr. Coholic shares a few of her favorite resources for those interested in learning more about mindfulness:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
The Gottman Institute
More information can also be found on her website: www.dianacoholic.com, including information on her most recent book.
If you wish to contact Dr. Coholic, you can do so by emailing her at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, Speech-Language Pathologist and researcher, hosts a bevy of guests on the topic of communication at large.