Mindfulness Practices to Foster Focused, Relaxed and Happy Children

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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9:30 AM-

Registration open through 3/11/2020 7:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada)

All parents can use assistance in finding balance and increasing happiness and calm. And introducing mindfulness into the lives of our children and teenagers is perhaps the greatest gift we can offer. Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence, boosts happiness, increases curiosity and engagement, reduces anxiety and depression, soothes the pain of trauma, and helps kids (and adults) focus, learn, and make better choices. If that weren’t enough, research in neuroscience now shows that mindfulness significantly enhances what psychologists call “flourishing”—the opposite of depression and avoidance.

At 9:30am Wednesday, March 11 at the Marquardt District 15 Administration Center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights Dr Willard will present Mindfulness Practices to Foster, Relaxed and Happy Children (ages 3-8). Our youngest children can also benefit from the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment.

At noon on March 11 Dr Willard will speak at the Marquardt Administration Center in a repeat of his 7pm program, Growing Up Mindful, Capable and Resilient.


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

Continuing Education Credits

Professional Development Credit: Hours - 1


Free of charge.

D15 Marquardt Administration Center

1860 Glen Ellyn Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

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About Us

The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) is a joint agreement between Marquardt School District 15, Queen Bee School District 16, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Lombard Elementary School District 44, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Community Consolidated School District 93 in DuPage County. CASE provides varied supports so that each member district can offer a complete range of services to students with special needs between the ages of 3 and 22 years.

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