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For those who see kids and teens in therapy, restoring a young person’s ability to self-regulate their emotions can be a challenging, yet extremely important undertaking. While we think of self-regulation as an early skill important for social, emotional, and academic growth, it is also key to a healthy, enjoyable, independent, and interconnected adulthood later in life.

Join us for an informative and interactive workshop discovering play-based mindfulness strategies for resilience and regulation at all ages. Different techniques will engage different kids and teens through arts, sports, games, music, technology and more, for attention spans ranging from 30 seconds to 30 minutes.

This practical workshop will focus on adapting skills for individuals and groups of all ages and settings. Learning differences, cultural differences, and developmental differences will be explored, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. We will discuss tailoring techniques to a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, executive function challenges, addiction, impulse control difficulties, trauma, and stress.


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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Learn and understand how to use mindfulness in creative ways that break through resistance and maximize engagement both in and out of the clinical hour.

b). Explore and practice specific strategies to tailor self-regulation to a diagnosis and development.

c). Learn and explore dozens of proven practices that help children with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other common presenting concerns.

d). Understand and explore the exciting neuroscience behind mindfulness and productive and helpful ways to share that information with kids and families.


9:00am – 9:10am – Introduction

9:55am – 10:05am – Post Traumatic Growth

10:05am – 10:10am – ACES

10:10am – 10:25am – PTSD

10:25am – 10:40am – Break

10:40am – 11:05am – Stress Response

11:05am – 11:10am – Introductions

11:10am – 12:10pm – Mindfulness

12:10pm – 12:20 pm – Mindful Body

12:20pm – 1:00pm – Adapting Mindfulness


Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers; Healthcare Workers


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Material Author(s): Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Dr. Christopher Willard, (Psy.D.) is a clinical psychologist, author and consultant based in Massachusetts. He has spoken in thirty countries, and has presented at two TEDx events. He is the author of twenty books, including Alphabreaths (2019), Growing Up Mindful (2016) and How we Grow Through What we Go Through (2022). His thoughts on mental health have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post,,, and elsewhere. He teaches at Harvard Medical School.

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