Coming Soon: MYmind Workshop - Mindfulness training for youth with ADHD, Youth with ASD and Parallel Mindful parenting training

Coming Soon: MYmind Workshop – Mindfulness training for youth with ADHD, Youth with ASD and Parallel Mindful parenting training

MYmind is a mindfulness-based 9 session parent and child training program that aims to improve focus and concentration, and decreases impulsivity, hyperactivity, and aggression in youth (9-18 years) with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). MYmind has recently been extended to address stress, anxiety and depression and appears to have a positive effect on social communication in children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The parallel mindful parenting training helps parents to deal with the problems of their children in a mindful, non-reactive way. In addition, parents learn how they can support and reward their child’s mindfulness training.

This 5 day training is meant for mental health professionals with a background in mindfulness training and meditation, who want to use MYmind with their clients. Participants will receive training in both the child and the parent program. MYmind is provided by two therapists, one for the child group and one for the parallel parent group. As such, it is advisable to participate in the current training with a colleague, although not required. By means of meditation practices, in which participants place themselves in the role of youth and of parents, the typical MYmind exercises are experienced, and subsequently practiced in the role of the instructor.

Workshop Information:
Trainer: Dr. Susan Bögels, Ph.D. (University of Amsterdam)
Date: June 15th-19th, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: York University Keele Campus | Behavioural Science Building (Room 163)
Training Fee: Early Registration Fee (until April 15th, 2015) – $850.00 | Regular Registration Fee (after April 15th, 2015) – $1050.00.

Registration Information:
This training is designed for psychologists, social workers, counselors, psychotherapists and health/mental health professionals working with child and/or adolescent clients and/or their parents.

Participants are expected to have a formal practice in mindfulness, including having completed a course in MBSR or MBCT and participated in a 4-day (or longer) mindfulness retreat or have the intention to complete this soon after the training. The MBSR or MBCT course can be done in parallel with the workshop timing. Upon completion of the 4-day training, MBSR or MBCT course, and 4-day retreat, participants will receive a certificate as a MYmind instructor.

Prior to being formally accepted for the MYmind training, potential participants must complete the online application requirements. To access the online application, click here or contact Rachel Grant (

Spots will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis so please complete the online form as soon as possible. Upon review of the application, participants will be informed that they have been accepted and will be allowed to register. It is recommended that participants do not make plans to come to the training prior to being formally accepted. This training is reserved for a maximum of 20 spots.

For more information about this workshop, click here.

This training is being coordinated by the Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research and sponsored in part by NeuroDevNet. If you have any questionsregarding this workshop, please contact the Event Coordinator, Rachel Grant at

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