426 – Mindfulness for Children and Teens

A Practical Approach
Christopher Willard

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. Explore how to:

  • Present mindfulness in creative ways that break through resistance to maximize engagement in and out of the clinical hour
  • Use specific strategies to tailor mindfulness to a child’s diagnosis and developmental stage
  • Teach over a dozen proven practices that help children with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other common presenting difficulties


Christopher Willard, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and author of multiple books including Growing Up Mindful. He leads workshops internationally and serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

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