MINDFULNESS FOR CHILD PROFESSIONALS (DUBLIN)
Join Dr. Christopher Willard and Louise Shanagher in this workshop for educators interested in bringing mindfulness to the classrooms, offices and roles with students. We will be sharing proven practices that can be used by teachers, therapists, and others looking for creative ways to share mindfulness with students. We will explore mindfulness through awareness, movement, games, play, and creative activities for all ages.
This practical workshop will focus on adapting mindfulness for individuals and groups, of all ages and settings. Special emphasis will be placed on getting young people to buy in. We will also cover strategies for starting mindfulness programs in larger institutions such as schools and hospitals.
Learning differences, cultural differences, developmental differences, not to mention settings like classrooms or offices all affect how children learn best, and this workshop explores ways to adapt mindfulness, rather than approach with a one-size fits all approach. We will discuss tailoring techniques to a range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, executive function challenges, addiction, impulse control difficulties, 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.