• Mindful Parenting
• Positive Psychology
• Family Relationships
• Children’s Development
• Children’s Mental Health
• Family Trauma and Stress
Christopher Willard, Doctor of Psychology (USA)
Dr Christopher Willard, (Psy. D.) is a clinical psychologist, author, consultant and revered speaker based at the Harvard Medical School in America. He is a sought after keynote and workshop leader the world over, and has multiple areas of expertise including mindfulness, positive psychology and resilience.
His journey with mindfulness and positive psychology emerged out of his own challenges as a young adult and after he stumbled into a mindfulness retreat hosted by Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh.
A deeper understanding of interconnection and happiness arose from that experience in the late 1990’s and since then has driven his work to bring mindfulness to others who have struggled with everything from stress, anxiety, trauma, depression and addiction, in addition to child development and parenting.
Dr Willard has studied with and been endorsed by many of the greats of mindfulness, positive psychology and more, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, Dr Daniel Siegel, Tal Ben Shahar, Rick Hanson and many more.
Since then, he has been invited to more than two dozen countries to speak and has presented at two TEDx events. He has consulted for dozens of NGOs, elite universities, health care systems and corporate settings including Google, Hubspot and Mutual of Omaha, in addition to hundreds of schools and clinics.
He is the author of eighteen books, including Alphabreaths (2019), Growing Up Mindful (2016), Raising Resilience (2017) and The Breathing Book (2020), with more than a dozen translations. His thoughts on mental health have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mindful.org, CNN.com and elsewhere.
Dr Willard lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife and two children, who enjoy travelling, reading, writing and teaching together as a family.