An author, psychologist, and educator, Dr. Willard will show how to encourage mindfulness in young people at home, at school, and in the wider world.
Easthampton, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley welcomes Dr. Christopher Willard to lead a retreat on "Nurturing Mindfulness in Young People". Parents, educators, and others who work with children are invited to attend on September 27, 2014 from 9:30am-1:00pm. Insight PV is located in Easthampton, MA at Eastworks.
As mindfulness goes mainstream, there is a growing interest in bringing these practices to children and teens to build resilience at a young age, while boosting learning, creativity, concentration, and mental health. An author, psychologist, and educator, Dr. Willard will show how to encourage mindfulness in young people at home, at school, and in the wider world. This retreat is appropriate for parents, caregivers, educators, therapists, social workers, and all who work with children and teens.
Dr. Christopher Willard has worked to integrate mindfulness practices in many settings, including community mental health centers, hospitals, private clinics, schools, and universities. He has published two books on mindfulness and young people (Child's Mind and Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety). His work has been featured in major news outlets including CNN, ABC, The New York Times, and Parents Magazine.
The suggested contribution to Insight PV for this event ranges from $15-25. We also encourage an additional voluntary donation to Dr. Willard. These donations are the primary means of compensation for Insight PV and its instructors. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Established in 1998, Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley is a Buddhist center in the Insight Meditation tradition serving Western Massachusetts.
Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley
116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242
Easthampton, MA 01027
This location is handicapped-accessible.
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:30am-1:00pm
Retreat will not include food, but participants may bring snacks.
Pre-registration is required. Please register at http://insightpv.org/retreats/
For more information:
Telephone: 413-527-0388, Email: general(at)insightpv.org, Website: http://www.insightpv.org