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The Mindfulness Matters Program for Children and Adolescents: Strategies, Activities, and Techniques for Therapists and Teachers


Author:
Christopher Willard, PsyD |  Randye J Semple PhD
Copyright:
2019
Publication Date:
Jul 30, 2019
Publisher:
Guilford Press
Product Code:
SAM088345
ISBN13:
9781462539307
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
262
Media Type:
Book


Description

This indispensable resource provides a flexible framework and a wealth of engaging tools for teaching mindfulness to children and adolescents with varying needs in school or clinical settings. Numerous kid-friendly mindfulness practices are presented, complete with step-by-step instructions, sample scripts, suggested variations, and discussion questions. The benefits of mindfulness for enhancing children's social–emotional competencies are clearly explained. Clinicians and teachers are guided to select and sequence activities for groups struggling with specific challenges: stress and anxiety, depression, attention problems, behavioral and emotion regulation issues, and trauma. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes 14 reproducible handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

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Christopher Willard, PsyD, is one of the world's leading experts on mindfulness with young people, having trained thousands of professionals and young people on the practice and benefits of mindfulness.

He is a psychologist and consultant based in Boston, working individually as well as consulting to schools, hospitals and other organizations. Additionally, he is the author of multiple books on psychology, child development, contemplative practice and more. Dr. Willard is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network and serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. In addition to serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Willard leads courses and workshops around the world and online.

Dr. Willard is the co-author of The Mindfulness Skills Activity Book for Children (PESI, 2018), and the author of Child's Mind (Parallax Press, 2010), Growing Up Mindful (Sounds True, 2016) and numerous others. He is also the co-author of the bestselling Growing Mindful (PESI, 2015), Growing Mindful 2nd Edition (PESI, 2019), Growing Mindful Spanish Edition (PESI, 2016), Growing Happy (PESI, 2016), Mindful Reminders (PESI, 2016), The Self-Compassion (PESI, 2016) and Anti-Burnout (PESI, 2017) card decks.

When not working, he enjoys time with his family, traveling, cooking, eating, hiking, writing and any combination of these he can manage.

 

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.


Randye J Semple PhD Related seminars and products


Randye J. Semple, PhD is the lead developer of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C), an evidence-based therapy that has been implemented around the world. Dr. Semple is Consulting Editor for Spirituality in Clinical Practice and serves on the steering committee for Mindful USC and the Center for Mindfulness Science, the University’s mindfulness initiatives, and on the research committee of the American Mindfulness Research Association. Her research and clinical interests are in the application of mindfulness to psychological health and well-being with particular focus on the development and evaluation of mindfulness-based interventions for children and adolescents in clinic and school settings. She has authored over 40 scientific journal articles, book chapters, and other professional publications.


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