Professional Credentials

Positive Psychology Certificate
Wholebeing Institute Kripalu Center (2013)


This comprehensive year-long program taught by Tal Ben-Shahar covered such topic as:

  • Solution building instead of problem solving
  • Strength based approach to coaching
  • Bringing about lasting change in individuals
  • Creating healthy personal and professional relationships
  • Building positive emotions and the resilience to deal with painful ones
  • Developing self-regard and grounded optimism.

Solution-Focused Brief Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry, and Narrative Therapy

Positive Psychology Coaching
Wholebeing Institute Kripalu Center (2013)  

This training focused on essential principles and techniques of applying positive psychology in a coaching context.

The tools covered included:
Coaching for change, exploring stories and techniques to inspire ideas, confidence, and motivation for change.

Art Therapy Certificate
Northwestern University (2012)

This certificate was a condensed version of Master's graduate program created and taught by Harriet Wadeson, a pioneer in the field of Art Therapy.

Coursework included:
Trauma and Art Therapy
Group Art Therapy
Creative Process in Art Therapy
Art Therapy Foundations
Art Therapy Methods
Myth and Storytelling in Art Therapy
Projects and Materials in Art Therapy

Additional TRaining 

  • Expressive Arts Therapy and Positive Psychology
    Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Institute
  • Abnormal Psychology

Official Bio

Monika Walankiewicz is a Transformational Facilitator, Certified in Art Therapy and Positive Psychology. She helps women to release repetitive psychological patterns that are preventing them from taking action in their lives. She created a process which enables her clients to hone in and transform underlying issues behind their repetitive behaviors, thought processes and emotional patterns. 

She holds Art Therapy Certification from Northwestern University and has studied under Tal Ben-Shahar during her year long Positive Psychology training. In addition she has completed Positive Psychology Coaching certificate from Wholebeing Institute. She shares her expertise in personal growth via workshops, online programs and one-on-one coaching. Monika takes a unique approach that blends intuitive and creative inner work with evidence-based methods based on behavioral science and positive psychology.