Mindfulness and Self-Care for Educators
Mindfulness Based Self-Regulation
February 16, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Speaker: Christopher Willard, Psy.D., Faculty, Harvard Medical School
As we emerge into a new normal of the pandemic, so many children and teens are looking for more skills to self-regulate challenging emotions. When we can effectively introduce mindfulness based resilience and regulation into our sessions, we empower kids to transform themselves, allowing them to identify and regulate their emotions and attention using fun, effective exercises. In this interactive workshop, you’ll discover ways to share powerful mindfulness mind-body practices that can immediately engage kids who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and more.
About the Speaker
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.
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Slides available here.
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PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.
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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PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.
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