A Comprehensive Mindfulness Training
Motivate Kids to Practice
Join A Community of Changemakers
Take A Strategic Systems View
What is the program?
The Growing Up Mindful program is a 10 week, 20+ Hour hybrid live and pre-recorded course created by Harvard psychologist Dr. Christopher Willard.
Over the course of our time together, we will discover proven practices that can be used by teachers, therapists, parents and others looking for creative ways to share mindfulness with young people. We will explore mindfulness through awareness, movement, games, play, and creative activities for all ages.
Learning differences, cultural differences, developmental differences, and more all affect how childrenand teens learn best, and this course explores ways to adapt mindfulness, rather than approach with a one-size fits all approach.
We will discuss tailoring techniques to a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, executive function challenges, trauma and stress. Different practices will engage different learning styles through arts, sports, games, music, technology and more, for attention spans ranging from 30 seconds to 30 minutes.
Each week will cover a different topic, with 4-5 short videos adding up to about an hour each week. You can watch these videos on your own time or with your accountability partner. We will explore weekly reflection questions and practice on our own and with accountability partners during the week.
Each week we will gather live online in a group of about 25 students with Dr. Willard to discuss themes of the week and explore questions to deepen our practice and teaching skills.
Participants will gain a certificate from Dr. Willard by the end of the course attesting to their knowledge and attendance.