HAP COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

The on-line HAP Community of Practice was established in June 2020 to connect helping professionals, teachers, students, researchers, and others who are interested in facilitating HAP.

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This website promotes our research exploring the benefits of arts-based mindfulness group work for the improvement of resilience & self-esteem in marginalized children and youth.

Through our research, we developed a fun and effective 12-week arts-based mindfulness group program that engages children and youth in a strengths-based & meaningful helping process. The program is called HAP (Holistic Arts-Based Program). HAP was recently published in its entirety in: Facilitating Mindfulness: A Guide for Human Service Professionals

Arts-based mindfulness activities teach children how to pay attention; use their imaginations; identify and express their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors; and develop their strengths.

Our program helps young people to:

  • improve self-awareness and to feel better about themselves
  • learn the healthy expression of feelings and improve emotion regulation
  • develop more effective coping strategies at home and school
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Our research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.