ERIC Number: EJ933230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Exploring the Feasibility and Benefits of Arts-Based Mindfulness-Based Practices with Young People in Need: Aiming to Improve Aspects of Self-Awareness and Resilience
Coholic, Diana A.
Child & Youth Care Forum, v40 n4 p303-317 Aug 2011
Research in mindfulness-based methods with young people is just emerging in the practice/research literature. While much of this literature describes promising approaches that combine mindfulness with cognitive-behavioral therapy, this paper describes an innovative research-based group program that teaches young people in need mindfulness-based methods using arts-based methods. The paper presents qualitative research findings that illustrate how young people in need (children and youth involved with child protection and/or mental health systems) can benefit from a creative approach to mindfulness that can teach them emotional regulation, social and coping skills, and that can improve aspects of their self-awareness, self-esteem, and resilience.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Qualitative Research, Children, Adolescents, Coping, Interpersonal Competence, Self Esteem, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Early Childhood Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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