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Making Mindfulness Stick with Dr. Chris Willard on June 8
Posted 05/28/2019 11:17AM

The Mt. Lebanon School District is pleased to welcome back Dr. Christopher Willard— best- selling author, practicing psychologist, and resilience expert— to continue our conversation about mindfulness as he presents Making Mindfulness Stick on Saturday, June 8 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Washington Elementary School Auditorium, 735 Washington Road.

Dr. Willard returns to discuss how parents and teachers can help kids manage the stresses of the modern world through mindful practices. He will also present simple strategies for implementing mindfulness in everyday settings.

The talk is free and open to the public.

A book signing will take place after the talk with copies of his best selling book Growing Up Mindfuland his newly published children's book Alphabreaths: The ABC's of Mindful Breathing available for $10 each.

Special thanks to PTA Council and the Mt. Lebanon Public Library for co-sponsoring this event with us.

"I can think of few topics that have more practical application for parents and educators. Dr. Willard brings a commonsense approach to helping children and adults develop competencies that lead to balance, calm, and resilience - critical to performance as a student, a parent and an educator," said Dr. Timothy Steinhauer. "Dr. Willard's presentation continues our District's efforts to purposefully teach and equip or students with critical social and emotional learning competencies."

We hope you can join us on June 8.

About Christopher Willard

Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD) is a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston specializing in mindfulness. He has been practicing meditation for 20 years, and has led hundreds of workshops around the world, with invitations to more than two dozen countries. He currently serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network. He has presented at TEDx conferences and his thoughts have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, mindful.org, and elsewhere. He is the author of Child's Mind (2010) Growing Up Mindful (2016) Raising Resilience (2017) and eight other books for parents, professionals and children, along with six sets of cards and therapeutic games, available in more than ten languages. Dr. Willard teaches at Harvard Medical School.

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