Christopher Willard, PsyD

Christopher Willard, PsyD

Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD), a psychologist and mindfulness educational consultant based in Boston, is the author of eleven books. Chris 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. He teaches at Harvard Medical School. On the personal side, he enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, reading and writing, and being a father.

Wendy O’Leary, M.Ed., Trainer, Educator and Author, has over 25 years experience in the area of Health, Wellness and Youth Services. Her current focus is teaching mindfulness and skills for emotional awareness and regulation. She is a mindfulness
instructor and certified yoga teacher with extensive experience teaching children. Wendy’s first book, Breathing Makes It Better, Co-Authored with Christopher Willard was recently released. For more about Wendy’s work teaching skills to support well being, check out her website at www.wendyoleary.com

 

Deborah Sosin, LICSW, is a writer, editor, and clinical social worker. Her mindfulness-themed picture book, Charlotte and the Quiet Place, illustrated by Sara Woolley (Parallax Press, 2015), won the Gold INDIEFAB Award and the Silver IPPY Medal, among other honors. A self-help workbook, Breaking Free of Addiction: 42 Therapeutic Tools to Help You Recover from Problem Drug and Alcohol Use, was published by Between Sessions Resources in 2017. Her essays have appeared on Cognoscenti and Salon; in the Boston Globe Magazine, The Writer’s Chronicle, the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and elsewhere, including two anthologies. She teaches at GrubStreet in Boston and offers private writing coaching and manuscript consultation. Deborah earned an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and an MFA from Lesley University. www.deborahsosin.com.

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