About this lecture
Join author, psychologist and resilience expert Dr. Christopher Willard for a talk on how parents and teachers can help kids manage the stresses of the modern world with mindfulness. He will discuss the science and skillful practice of mindfulness in everyday settings for families and schools. By drawing upon neuroscience and psychology, Dr. Willard’s talk will highlight strategies for integrating mindfulness practices into family life, academics, athletics, and the arts. He will give attention to best practices in tailoring techniques to a range of issues, including learning differences, medical concerns, and mental health issues. Join us for this enlivening talk that will inspire you with practices to promote the resilience of children and youth around you .
About the facilitator
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 leads workshops nationally and internationally. 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 three other books. He has three children's books forthcoming and teaches at Harvard Medical School.