"Kristin Chmela is a speech pathologist who spends the majority of her time working with individuals of all ages with fluency disorders at the Chmela Communication Center in the suburban Chicago area.
In this episode, Brian interviews Kristin and digs deep into how she has incorporated mindfulness into her stuttering therapy practice. This refreshing approach to therapy peels back how awareness of our thoughts, emotions and physical body sensation as well as how conscious breathing and transitional breathing techniques play a significant role in mindfulness. Enjoy the episode...."
More about Kristin:
Kristin has lectured on the topic of childhood stuttering around the world. She is co-founder and co-director of Camp Shout Out, a therapeutic program for school-age children who stutter and a hands-on training opportunity for professionals and graduate students.
Kristin was former Chair of the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders, has supervised graduate students from across the globe, and provides professional apprenticeships at her center.
Kristin has completed two 200-hour training programs in yoga, and several mindfulness training courses.
She has two yoga certifications, one with children and a mindfulness certification program with Christopher Willard.