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Mindfulness for Children and Teens: A Practical Approach

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Christopher Willard, PsyD
1 Hour 58 Minutes
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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.



This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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Christopher Willard, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, author and consultant based in Massachusetts. He has spoken in over 31 countries and has presented at two TEDx events. He is the author of 20 books, including Alphabreaths (2019), Growing Up Mindful (2016). and Feelings are Like Farts (2024). His thoughts on mental health have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post,,, and elsewhere. He teaches at Harvard Medical School.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Christopher Willard maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Willard receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Christopher Willard is the president and board member of the Mindfulness In Education Network. He is on the advisory boards of Mindfulness First and Peace in Schools. Dr. Willard is a member of Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.


  • 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



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 759


Christine C

"He was excellent - great info and engaging. However, we could not hear any audience comments since they had no microphones. It also would have been nice for the camera to focus on his power point occasionally."

Christine C

"Very good seminar. I learned much that I am already implementing with children and parents. "

Nancy A

"Chris was excellent and was really easy to stay engaged with."

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