We know our kids and teens are facing an outright crisis of stress and mental illness. Join author and psychologist Dr. Christopher Willard for a conversation on stress and mindfulness for kids, teens and families. Dr. Willard will be sharing practices for educators, professionals and parents to use themselves and take home to their children. We will discuss tailoring techniques to a range of kids issues, including learning differences, medical concerns, and mental health issues, for attention spans ranging from 30 seconds to 30 minutes.
BIO: 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 world-wide workshops, 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.
This event will take place at the Main Library, at 129 Main Street in Concord.