Join author, psychologist and consultant Dr. Christopher Willard in this live webinar for therapists interested in bringing mindfulness to their younger clients. Dr. Willard will be sharing proven practices that can be used by all ages to creatively practice mindfulness. We will explore mindfulness through awareness, movement, games, play, and creative activities for all ages. Learning differences, cultural differences, developmental differences, and more all affect how children learn best, and this workshop explores ways to adapt mindfulness, rather than approach with a one-size fits all approach. We will discuss tailoring techniques to a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, executive function challenges, trauma and stress. Different practices will engage different learning styles through arts, sports, games, music, technology and more, for attention spans ranging from 30 seconds to 30 minutes.
-Learn the neuroscience of stress and mindfulness - Adapt mindfulness for all kinds of learners, or issues from ADHD to depression, anxiety and trauma -Strategies for bringing mindfulness into schools, clinics, home and beyond -Engage kids by integrate mindfulness into athletics, academics and the arts to reach kids with their interests -Discover dozens of simple practices for all ages, including yourself
Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD) is a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston specializing in mindfulness. He has been practicing meditation for 20 years, and has led hundreds of workshops around the world, with invitations to more than two dozen countries. He currently serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network. He has presented at TEDx conferences and his thoughts have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, mindful.org, and elsewhere. He is the author of Child’s Mind (2010) Growing Up Mindful (2016) Raising Resilience (2017) and eight other books for parents, professionals and children, along with six sets of cards and therapeutic games, available in more than ten languages. He teaches at Harvard Medical School. On the personal side, he enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, reading and writing, and being a father.
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