Participants will discuss how to cultivate virtues like Effort, Patience, Determination, Truthfulness, Loving Kindness, and Equanimity.
Easthampton, MA (PRWEB) May 24, 2016
Join author, psychologist, and teacher Dr. Christopher Willard for a workshop on integrating Buddhist and contemplative values into parenting and caregiving. Participants will discuss how to cultivate virtues like Effort, Patience, Determination, Truthfulness, Loving Kindness, and Equanimity. While exploring these values, the workshop will also examine the positive psychology principles that explain how such virtues lead to emotional, physical, spiritual, and creative flourishing in children and adults alike. This workshop is appropriate for parents, caregivers, educators, therapists, social workers, and all who work with and care about the next generation.
Dr. Willard has worked to integrate mindfulness practices in many settings, including community mental health centers, hospitals, private clinics, schools, and universities. He has published three books on mindfulness and young people (Child's Mind, Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety, and Growing Up Mindful). His work has been featured in major news outlets including CNN, ABC, The New York Times, and Parents Magazine.
This workshop is hosted by Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley. Established in 1998, Insight PV is a Buddhist center in the Insight Meditation tradition serving Western Massachusetts. The suggested contribution to Insight PV for this event ranges from $25-40. We also encourage an additional voluntary donation to Dr. Willard. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley
116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242
Easthampton, MA 01027
This location is handicapped-accessible.
Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10am-3pm
Participants should bring a lunch or buy one at Eastworks. Insight PV will provide snacks.
Please pre-register at http://conta.cc/240njba
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