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50 Mindfulness Techniques for Children & Teens

Christopher Willard, PsyD
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DoubleTree by Hilton Roseville Minneapolis - Roseville, Minnesota


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Learning differences, cultural differences, developmental differences, and more all affect how children learn best.

By integrating mindfulness into therapy and the classroom, you’ll move away from a one-size fits all approach and discover ways to adapt mindfulness for all learning styles.

Join author, psychologist, and consultant Dr. Christopher Willard in this one-day workshop where he’ll share fun, creative ways to teach mindfulness. Be prepared for an experiential day practicing mindfulness techniques including awareness, movement, games, play, and creative/expressive activities that can be practiced by young people and adults alike.

You’ll learn:

  • Proven techniques for depression, ADHD, anxiety, anger, acting out, trauma, and more
  • Mood boosters for depression such as mindful walking, yoga, and qi-gong
  • Playful “alphabreaths” to self-regulate emotions, attention, and behavior
  • Simple practices for ADHD, executive function and impulse control disorders: “the mindful SEAT” “mindful play and games” “mindful music”, and more
  • Skills to soothe trauma and anxiety: “seeking stillness,” “touchpoints,” and “four elements” practices will be taught and practiced as a group
  • Skills that build emotional and social intelligence: mindfulness of music, listening and body awareness exercises

Practices will engage different learning styles through arts, sports, games, music, technology, and more, for attention spans ranging from 30 seconds to 30 minutes.

Mindfulness is more than just breathing, and so is this workshop! Register Now!


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. Please note, your state licensing board determines which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Counselors - Counselors

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Counselors - Minnesota Counselors

This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for 6.25 hours of credit for LPC’s. Activity #: 2024.CE.119.

Social Workers - Social Workers - National NASW

This live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-8970 ) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.

Social Workers - Social Workers - National ASWB ACE

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical continuing education credits.


Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

Social Workers - Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

Psychologists - Minnesota Psychologists

This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology for 6.5 continuing education hours.

Occupational Therapists - Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider # 3322. This Live activity is offered at .625  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of live continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.

Physicians - Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Christopher Willard, PsyD's Profile

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Teaching Associate

Christopher Willard, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, author and consultant based in Massachusetts. He has spoken in over 31 countries and has presented at two TEDx events. He is the author of 20 books, including Alphabreaths (2019), Growing Up Mindful (2016). and Feelings are Like Farts (2024). His thoughts on mental health have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post,,, and elsewhere. He teaches at Harvard Medical School.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Christopher Willard maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Willard receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Christopher Willard is the president and board member of the Mindfulness In Education Network. He is on the advisory boards of Mindfulness First and Peace in Schools. Dr. Willard is a member of Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.

Additional Info

Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.

Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


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  1. Utilize mindfulness interventions in a clinical setting to improve participation in relationships.
  2. Determine the evidence for using mindfulness based interventions to improve function.
  3. Identify mindfulness based treatment approaches to promote overall health and wellbeing.
  4. Use basic neuroscience principles with mindfulness to improve daily function.
  5. Choose mindfulness and related techniques to increase engagement in play.
  6. Choose mindfulness-based treatments that are tailored to manage impulse control.


Defining Mindfulness: What’s all this “Nothingness” about?
  • The science of stress, mindfulness, and more
  • The nervous system reset: The ABCs and physiology of breathing
  • Transforming fight or flight to attend and befriend
  • Risks and limitations
From Co-regulation to Self-regulation
  • Emotional contagions and mirror neurons
  • Gratitude, compassion, and perspective in the client and clinician
  • Systemic interventions for your clinic or classroom
The Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation
  • Integrating mindfulness into therapy through …
    • play, DBT, CBT, ACT, and psychodynamic therapies
Adapting Mindfulness for All Kinds of Minds
  • Integrating mindfulness into play, visualizations, games, music, arts, academics, athletics, and more
  • Proven techniques for trauma, depression, ADHD, anxiety, and More
  • The CHOICE method for adapting mindfulness to trauma and mental health issues
  • Cultural considerations, neurodiversity, and other considerations
Making Mindfulness Stick! Strategies to Engage the Most Challenging Kids and Teens
  • Adapt practices to a range of learning styles and interests
  • Strength-based approach to match the treatment to the child
  • Proven techniques for trauma, depression, ADHD, anxiety, and more
Make Mindfulness Stick Outside the Treatment Hour (Where it Really Matters!)
  • It doesn’t have to be an hour on a cushion – Finding the time
  • 100 activities for kids (and adults!) to do mindfully
  • 50 simple reminders to bring kids back to the present
  • Dozens of effective tools that take less than a minute
  • ”Stealth” mindfulness that kids can do without anyone even knowing
  • Techniques for challenges at home, the classroom, performances, and social situations
  • Ease difficult transition times

Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 4


Brenda B

"I think Dr. Willard is an excellent role model for mindfulness practice. He presents as very calm and wise."

Megan R

"Great Presentation!!!"

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