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
Child & Youth Care Forum
Short Title: Exploring the Feasibility and Benefits of Arts-Based Mindfulness-Based Practices with Young People in Need
Format: Journal Article
Sources ID: 21343
Zotero Collections: Contexts of Contemplation Project, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction / Cognitive Therapy
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.