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“Breathe In, Breathe Out: A Mindfulness Guide for Teens with ADHD”

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn how to teach teens mindful meditation with Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Episode Description

As your know, mindful meditation is a rapidly growing and consistently effective alternative treatment for ADHD. But how do you get your teen — who is more likely to trust his Instagram followers than you — to practice it? Believe it or not, it can be done — with the right strategies and tips, any parent can get their teen to harness the power of mindfulness.

Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence; increases attention and focus; minimizes stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem; and boosts happiness. What’s more, research now shows that mindfulness significantly enhances what psychologists call “flourishing”— a state of mind that encourages individuals to embrace life and not avoid it. The key is to explore and determine which mindfulness activities will suit your teen, based on his or her learning style, interests, and attention span.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  1. how mindfulness improves executive functions in teens
  2. how to transform your teen’s fight-or-flight reflex into “attend and befriend”
  3. how to use mindfulness to manage screen-time battles and more
  4. practical ways to integrate mindfulness into your teen’s everyday life
  5. the science of stress and how it holds you and your kids back
  6. the benefits of mindful eating
  7. how to find the time in your busy family life to practice mindfulness together

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on February 14, 2018. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Christopher Willard, Psy.D., a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston specializing in mindfulness, teaches at Harvard Medical School. He has been practicing meditation for 20 years, and leads workshops nationally and internationally. 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, Growing Up Mindful, Raising Resilience, and three other books. He is currently working on three children’s books.

Webinar Sponsor

The sponsor of this week’s ADDitude webinar is….

Brehm Preparatory School: Brehm Preparatory School is a residential college preparatory school helping students with learning differences grades 6 through 12 recognize and achieve their full potential. Brehm’s dynamic, optimistic learning environment offers state of the art technologies on a 100 acre campus where teachers in unison with therapeutic and residential staff develop executive functioning, study, and life skills. www.Brehm.org

ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.