Mindfulness and Self-Care for Educators

Mindful Fridays: Mindful Self-Compassion for Educators

January 14, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Speakers: Christopher Willard, Psy.D., Faculty, Harvard Medical School; Matt Hersh, Ph.D., DCEP, Arlington, Mass.

Webinar Description
We've just experienced the toughest year educators and mental health care providers have likely ever experienced. With record rates of burnout, we will be exploring practical ways to integrate self- compassion into our busy lives.

About the Speakers
Christopher Willard, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist whose work has included community mental health centers, hospitals, schools and universities. Dr. Willard teaches at Harvard Medical School and works part-time in private practice with a focus on mindfulness, anxiety and learning issues. He is the author of eighteen books, including Alphabreaths and Growing Up Mindful.

Matt Hersh, Ph.D., DCEP, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the Boston area. Matt incorporates mindfulness, self-compassion, and Energy Psychology into his anxiety treatment for teens and adults. He is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher and is a diplomate of Comprehensive Energy Psychology. Matt is the founder of The Thriving Therapist, an online resource for mental health practitioners’ self-care support and burnout prevention. Matt can be found at TheThrivingTherapist.org, on Facebook @thrivingthrpst, and on Twitter @DrMattHersh.

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Slides available here.

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

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