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Raising Resilience Workshop - Mindfulness for Health Professionals


This class is taught by:

Dr. Christopher Willard

Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD), Harvard lecturer, President of the Mindfulness in Education Network, and author of many books including Growing Up Mindful and Child’s Mind. Dr. Willard is a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston specializing in mindfulness with young people. He has been practicing meditation for nearly 20 years, and leading 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 is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network. He is the author of Child’s Mind (2010) Growing Up Mindful (2016) Raising Resilience (2017) and three other books. 
$125 By 9.5.17, $150 After              Lunch is included.

Join internationally renowned Harvard lecturer on mindfulness and psychology, and acclaimed author of many books including Growing up Mindful and Child’s Mind, Dr. Christopher Willard, in this three-hour workshop on mindfulness for health professionals. We will explore the importance of starting or deepening our own mindful self-care and expanding those practices to those for whom we provide care.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

• Define mindfulness as a tool for stress reduction
• Describe ways to use mindfulness approaches for your own self-care
• Describe ways to use mindfulness approaches with children
• Describe ways to use mindfulness approaches with adults

You will learn mindfulness practices for yourself and others that have been shown to reduce stress, improve emotional wellbeing, and create a more resilient life. Participants will gain an understanding of mindfulness through evidence-based tools including breath work, movement, games, and creative activities for all ages. He will also teach us the neuroscience supporting mindfulness and how it strengthens the “executive decision-making” area of the brain and lessens the influence of the “fight or flight” response.

We will discuss tailoring techniques to a range of issues, including learning differences, medical concerns, and mental health issues, for attention spans ranging from 30 seconds to 30 minutes. Come learn from and enjoy Dr. Willard’s vision that is both fun and educational.

This workshop is appropriate for mental health professionals, health care professionals, teachers, and school staff.

3 CE hours are available for psychologists, LCSWs, and LPCs. Please see website for details.

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Calvert Partners, PLLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Calvert Partners, PLLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Calvert Partners, PLLC is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners to provide continuing education for social workers (Provider #6955). Calvert Partners, PLLC is approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to provide continuing education (Provider #2471). Calvert Partners, PLLC is approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #910).

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Dr. Christopher Willard, (PsyD) is a renowned author, international speaker, and Harvard Medical School lecturer on mindfulness and psychology. He is the author of many books including Growing Up Mindful (2016) and, the soon to be released, Raising Resilience (2017). 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.

Lunch included. Register by calling 214.443.9642 or by going to URL here: http://dallasyogacenter.com/drwillard