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Making Mindfulness Stick with Children and Teens: A Practical Approach

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Christopher Willard, Psy.D.
2 Hours 57 Minutes
Mar 13, 2022
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As we emerge into a new normal of the pandemic, so many children and teens are looking for more skills to self-regulate challenging emotions. When we can effectively introduce mindfulness-based resilience and regulation into our sessions, we empower kids to transform themselves, allowing them to identify and regulate their emotions and attention using fun, effective exercises. In this recording, you’ll discover ways to share powerful mind-body practices that can immediately engage kids who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and more. You’ll explore how to:

  • Present mindfulness in creative ways that break through resistance and maximize engagement both in and out of the clinical hour
  • Use specific strategies to tailor mindfulness to a diagnosis and development
  • Share dozens proven practices that help children with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other common presenting concerns
  • Discover the exciting neuroscience behind mindfulness and ways to share that information with kids and families



This online program is worth 3 hours CPD.


Christopher Willard, Psy.D.'s Profile

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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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  1. Demonstrate how to effectively communicate a clear definition of mindfulness in a clinical setting.
  2. Evaluate the stress response as it relates to mental health and behaviour.
  3. Categorize three mental health issues in children and adolescents that mindfulness techniques can help treat.
  4. Practice at least four breath regulation techniques to share with children or teens.
  5. Apply at least four mindfulness and related techniques in session with child and adolescent clients.
  6. Demonstrate how to explain some of the simpler research and neuroscience behind mindfulness.


  • What is Mindfulness really?
  • Mindfulness without meditation
  • Adapting mindful skills for children and teens
  • Engaging children and teens in mindful awareness for creating change beyond the therapy room

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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