CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Dr. Christopher Willard, a nationally known clinical psychologist, will speak at Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church, 180 Old Westford Road, on Friday, April 12, about the mental stress and health of youth, an ever-growing concern for parents and care-givers. Willard will discuss how to detect the early symptoms of youthful distress and anxiety, and offer a variety of mindfulness approaches to help young people effectively cope with these issues during their childhood and adolescents.
Willard is an 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. His concepts on mindfulness have been published in the New York Times and the Washington Post. 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. He teaches at Harvard Medical School.
This event is being planned by the church’s Adult Christian Education Ministry, and is open to the general public. Parents, youth care-givers, and teenagers will find Dr. Willard’s views especially beneficial. The evening will begin with a complimentary light dinner buffet followed by Dr. Willard’s presentation. Ample time will be allowed for questions. In order to help prepare for this informative evening, contact Sandra Adourian if planning to attend by email at email@example.com.