Join Tri-Town Council for a special evening with author, mindfulness practitioner and speaker Christopher Willard on Tuesday, December 6th 7:00pm Masco Auditorium for Growing Up Mindful: Essential practices to help children, teens and families find balance, calm and resilience
Introducing mindfulness into the lives of our children and teenagers is perhaps the greatest gift we can offer. Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence, boosts happiness, increases curiosity and engagement, reduces anxiety and depression, soothes the pain of trauma, and helps kids (and adults) focus, learn and make better choices. If that weren’t enough, research now shows that mindfulness significantly enhances what psychologists call “flourishing” – the opposite of depression and avoidance.
Dr. Willard will help parents, educators, interested community members, including high school students, learn how to embody and share the skills of mindfulness that will empower our children/teens with resilience throughout their lives.
Christopher Willard, Psy.D. is a psychologist and educational consultant specializing in mindfulness with adolescents and young adults. He has been practicing meditation for over 15 years and leads workshops internationally on the topic of mindfulness with young people. He currently serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Mindfulness in Education Network. He is the author of Child’s Mind (2010) and Growing Up Mindful (2016) (which will be available for sale on 12/6) as well as three other books on contemplative practice. He teaches at Harvard Medical School.
Registration is helpful. Register HERE