October 10 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join bestselling author, psychologist and consultant Dr. Christopher Willard in this one-day benefit workshop on bringing mindfulness to kids, teens and families. Dr. Willard will be sharing proven practices that can be used by therapists, educators and others looking for practical and creative ways to sharing mindfulness and contemplative practices with others. Mindfulness is more than just breathing, and so is this workshop. Participants should be prepared for a fun day learning and practicing mindfulness through awareness, movement, games, play, and creative activities for all ages.
This practical workshop will focus on adapting mindfulness for, for individuals and groups, young and old, in therapeutic, educational, medical and other settings. Special emphasis will be placed on getting young people to buy in, as well as on nurturing mindfulness in their daily lives. We will also explore the importance of our own practice, starting or deepening our own mindful self-care as caregivers. We will also cover strategies for starting mindfulness programs in larger institutions such as schools and hospitals. Special attention will also be given to harnessing the power of technology and social media.