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Digital Seminar

Mindfulness for Children and Teens: A Practical Approach

Christopher Willard, Psy.D.
1 Hour 58 Minutes
Mar 25, 2017
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For too many children or teens, talk and even play therapy feels unhelpful at best, and stigmatizing at worst. But when we can effectively introduce mindfulness into our sessions, we empower kids to transform themselves, allowing them to identify and regulate their emotions and attention with fun and effective exercises. In this interactive workshop, you’ll discover ways to share engaging and immediately powerful mindfulness practices with kids who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and more.



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Christopher Willard, Psy. D., 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. You can find his website at, where you can watch his TEDx talks and learn more about his books and work. Dr. Willard is the author of Child's Mind (2010), Growing Up Mindful (2016) and three other books. He is the co-author of the bestselling Growing Mindful and Growing Happy 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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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.


  • Introduction & Overview
  • Growing Mindful
    • Start with Ourselves!
  • What is Mindfulness?
    • Attention, Presence, Acceptance & Non-Judgement
  • Stress and Mindfulness
    • Regress vs. Progress
  • Breathing in Mindfulness
  • Adapting Mindfulness
  • Why Mindfulness?
    • Mindful Community
  • The Developing Brain
  • “Alphabreaths”
  • The Buy-In
  • Technology and Mindfulness
  • Roadmap for Resistance


  1. Articulate how to present mindfulness to help break through client resistance and maximize engagement in and out of the clinical hour
  2. Summarize how to use specific strategies to tailor mindfulness to inform clinical treatment interventions
  3. Compile practices that help children with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other behavioral disorders

Target Audience

Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals

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