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Digital Seminar

Build Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth in Kids & Community: Mindfulness Practices for Therapists, Educators and Families

Christopher Willard, PsyD
1 Hour 39 Minutes
Jun 16, 2020
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After months of stressful and often traumatic isolation, our kids and families are returning to yet another “new normal.” So how can we ensure the smoothest adjustment possible? 

Join me, Chris Willard, PsyD, author and expert in mindfulness, to show you the skills and tools our kids and community need to emerge stronger than ever.

By learning and practising mindfulness, positive psychology, self-regulation, mind-body integration we will….
            Boost cognitive clarity and functioning
            Capitalize on new strengths and skills learned in isolation
            Overcome feelings of helplessness and loss of control
            Rebuild social and emotional intelligence
            And more!

A must watch recording to help our young people and communities restore balance in their lives!  


Christopher Willard, PsyD's Profile

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Teaching Associate

Harvard Medical School

Christopher Willard, PsyD, is one of the world's leading experts on mindfulness with young people, having trained thousands of professionals and young people on the practice and benefits of mindfulness.

He is a psychologist and consultant based in Boston, working individually as well as consulting to schools, hospitals and other organizations. Additionally, he is the author of multiple books on psychology, child development, contemplative practice and more. Dr. Willard is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network and serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. In addition to serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Willard leads courses and workshops around the world and online.

Dr. Willard is the co-author of The Mindfulness Skills Activity Book for Children (PESI, 2018), and the author of Child's Mind (Parallax Press, 2010), Growing Up Mindful (Sounds True, 2016) and numerous others. He is also the co-author of the bestselling Growing Mindful (PESI, 2015), Growing Mindful 2nd Edition (PESI, 2019), Growing Mindful Spanish Edition (PESI, 2016), Growing Happy (PESI, 2016), Mindful Reminders (PESI, 2016), The Self-Compassion (PESI, 2016) and Anti-Burnout (PESI, 2017) card decks.

When not working, he enjoys time with his family, traveling, cooking, eating, hiking, writing and any combination of these he can manage.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Christopher Willard maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Willard receives a speaking honorarium and recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Christopher Willard is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network. He serves on the board of advisors for Mindfulness First, Peace in Schools, and the Calmer Choice Foundation.

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Access never expires for this product.


  1. Measure the impact of stress on learning, mental health and behaviour in kids.
  2. Implement techniques to boost resilience following isolation.
  3. Integrate playful mindfulness practices to rebuild social and emotional intelligence.


Strengthen physical, psychological and social functioning
Mindful movement and eating practices for physical health
Positive psychology techniques to boost cognitive clarity and functioning
Relational practices to set boundaries and reconnect with peers

Build resilience and post-traumatic growth
Connect with existing personal and community strengths to build resilience
Discover ways to overcome feelings of helpless and loss of control
Capitalize on new strengths and skills learned in isolation
Foster self-regulation and cultivate connection through co-regulation
Basic co-regulation exercises for therapists, educators and families
The power of rituals and routines, games and play for co-regulation
Engaging mind and body-based self-regulation skills for all ages

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Educators
  • School Psychologists
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • School Administrators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Other Helping Professionals Who Work with Children

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