Facilitating Mindfulness: A Guide for Human Service Professionals

By: Diana Coholic PhD, Laurentian University

Facilitating Mindfulness: A Guide for Human Service Professionals
ISBN: 9781775388401 | © 2019
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Facilitating Mindfulness is an affordable Canadian text on the vastly growing field of mindfulness in Social Work practice. It cuts through the overwhelming noise surrounding mindful based techniques. Students will learn a holistic approach to mindfulness, which will not only give them the tools they need to become more self-aware, but also become aware of how internal and external events may be affecting their clients. This text will also give students the techniques they need to facilitate mindfulness practice with clients, either one-on-one or in groups, to gain a better understanding of the factors provoking their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Mindfulness: An Overview

Chapter 3: Practicing Mindfulness

Chapter 4: Characteristics and Concepts in a Mindfulness-based Approach to Life

Chapter 5: Facilitating Mindfulness using Experiential and Arts-Based Methods

Chapter 6: FAcilitating Mindfulness from a Holistic and Strengths-Based Perspective Using Social Group Work

Chapter 7: The Holistic Arts-Based Program (HAP)

Chapter 8: Conclusion

Dr. Diana Coholic is a Full Professor in the School of Social Work at Laurentian University. She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and her M.S.W. degree at the University of Toronto. Diana is a practicing clinical social worker with 25 years of experience, and has been involved with the local chapter of the Ontario Association of Social Workers since 2005. At Laurentian University, she is a core member of the research group ECHO - Evaluating Children's Health Outcomes. Diana is also the Academic Director for the Northern Ontario Region of the YouthREX project that has a mission to make "research evidence and evaluation accessible and relevant to Ontario’s youth sector through knowledge mobilization, capacity building and evaluation leadership."

Diana's research has focused on investigating the effectiveness of arts-based mindfulness group work for the improvement of resilience and well being particularly in marginalized children and youth. Information can be found on her research website: www.dianacoholic.com

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