Mindfulness and ADHD:
The 90-minute workshop format is designed to give educators access to experts, take a deeper dive into leading-edge topics in Mindfulness in Education, and provide high-impact learning and practice experiences. Join us!
About This Workshop
ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children, according to the American Psychiatric Association, with symptoms including inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. And the prevalence of ADHD has grown: the National Survey of Children’s Health estimates that 6.1 million children ages 2-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD.
On September 17, join Dr. Mark Bertin, developmental pediatrician and author (How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD, and The Family ADHD Solution) to learn mindfulness techniques that educators and parents can take to the classroom and home, to help themselves and their students.
From Our Presenter: Mindfulness means living more fully aware of what is happening right now, along with an unbiased perspective towards whatever we experience – but is much more practical than that wordy definition. We practice settling, seeing our lives clearly, and making more practical and precise choices in how we live. Pop trends spin mindfulness as a quick fix or liken it to ringing a classroom bell, yet the true depth of the practice fundamentally changes how we relate to everyday challenges.
Mindfulness enhances moment-to-moment planning, problem-solving and emotional abilities; and most importantly, mindfulness can be developed through practice. Through building those traits, research suggests practical benefits for anyone struggling with ADHD.
Mindfulness can be life-changing, helping people with ADHD manage stress and reactivity that undermines care – allowing for more flexible and objective decisions, and building an ability to sustain new habits – all of which are vital in overcoming this complex medical disorder of self-management.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- To define mindful care as an approach that builds self-awareness and emotional awareness, leading to relationship-centered, compassionate, and successful care
- Ways mindful care incorporates into treatment of ADHD across the lifespan
- Research regarding potential benefits of direct training in mindfulness meditation to foster self-regulation and executive function with and without ADHD
- Basic mindfulness exercises that can be immediately incorporated into a daily practice
- Accessible steps providers and families can take to be more mindful in approaching ADHD management
Following this workshop, you will receive:
- A recording of the workshop.
- A workshop kit with summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources.
Meet Our Presenter: Mark Bertin, M.D.
Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids, Mindful Parenting for ADHD, and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care. He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through Mindful.org and Psychology Today. For more information, please visit his website at www.developmentaldoctor.com.
This workshop is offered on a sliding scale basis in an effort to create access for as many educators as possible. The standard registration for this workshop is $49 per attendee. Register here.
How do I join the LIVE event? When you register, you will receive call-in instructions to join the video conference call.
What if I can’t make the LIVE event? If you’re unable to attend the live event, you may still register to access the recording and resources 2 days after the event.
Can I receive professional credits? Educators can qualify for 1 graduate-level credit for educators. In order to apply, you must log an additional 14 hours of work relevant to this topic and submit to our crediting vendor, Courses 4 Teachers. More information about this process can be found here.
Cancellations and Refunds
- In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. Refunds will not be granted after this time.
- If you need to cancel and request a refund, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have paid for the event and were unable to attend the live workshop, you will receive access to the recording as well as any supporting resources.
This online event is presented by Mindful Schools as a part of an ongoing Workshop Series
About the Mindful Schools Workshop Series
Mindfulness practice is both a wide and deep path–the current field of secular mindfulness continues to grow and diversify in practice guidance and teaching innovations and in our understanding of research. The Mindful Schools Workshop Series provides you with an opportunity to take a deep dive into a variety of topics delivered by experts, giving you access to the leading edge of what is relevant in the field and allowing you expand your mindfulness practice and teaching.
These 90 minute sessions will equip participants with tools they can immediately implement in their personal and professional lives. Sessions will include a talk, practices, Q&A with the presenter, and a live chat with fellow participants. Followup resources will be provided with a link to the recording, summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources to continue your journey. Access our past workshops here.
Who is this for?
The Mindful Schools community includes educators, counselors, parents, and a wide range of school community members who are excited to share mindfulness with students.
Our Workshop Series is appropriate for all levels of experience. We strongly encourage completing our Mindfulness Fundamentals course so you may participate in workshops with a shared understanding of the Mindful Schools practice framework of secular mindfulness. Educators and MHPs may receive credits for the Mindfulness Fundamentals course.