For Youth

Mindful Art Program


Emily offers Mindful Art Workshops for groups of teens and pre-teens (ages 10-18, up to 10 teens per group).  Emily has offered her Mindful Art Workshop for teens and pre-teens at the Omega Teen Camp, part of The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY,  Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), Northern California Teen Retreat, and Joyful Mind Project in Sebastopol, CA.  Emily has also adapted her Mindful Art workshop exercises for younger children at Spirit Rock's Family Retreat, as well as for educators at Esalen Institute and the Omega Institute. 

Click to download an excerpt from the book chapter, "Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy for Children and Adolescents", from the book Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies by Laury Rappaport, which features the Mindful Art Workshop curriculum.


Emily also offers her Mindful Art Program as an in-school or after-school program for public and private schools in the Bay Area.  Emily has designed an 8-week Mindful Art Program curriculum and written a grant for the program for an elementary charter school in San Jose, CA.   The Mindful Art Program has also been adapted for a mindfulness program for the Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts. 

Emily is also a Certified Self-Love Guide and director of the Teen Program with the Path of Self-Love School, founded by Christine Arylo.  The Path of Self-Love School is a mindfulness-based program, that focuses on anti-SELF-bullying, SEL and self-compassion for teens.  Emily has adapted the Path of Self-Love School curriculum for adolescents and has co-led a Self-Love teen program with Girls Inc. of Alameda within the highschools of Alameda County. 

If you would like to have Emily bring either her Mindful Art Program and/or the Path of Self-Love School program to your teens, please contact Emily via her contact page.

Click to download Emiy Tara Weiner's Master's Thesis Grant for Mindful Art Program 8-week school curriculum.

Weiner, E. T.(2012)  'A Mindful Art Program: using mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy with children and adolescents to decrease stress and increase self-compassion.' (Unpublished master's thesis). Notre Dame De Namur University, Art Therapy Department, Belmont, CA.


Emily is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in California

(#: 97750), and Registered Art Therapist (ATCB # 15-248).   Emily has adapted her Mindful Art curriculum to meet the needs of her therapy groups and individual therapy clients of all ages, at New Directions Adolescent Services  (Santa Rosa, CA), Novato Youth Center (Novato, CA),  Alameda Family Services (Alameda, CA), Kaiser Permanente (San Jose, CA) and Seeds of Awareness/Fiddleheads (Oakland/Berkeley, CA).  Emily also has experience as an Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Resilience Facilitator with Acknowledge Alliance in a classroom setting (Palo Alto, CA).