Kids don't have an on/off switch...

Often when I work with kids, especially those with executive function difficulties, they struggle to modulate their attention, emotions and behaviors.

In this video, I demonstrate a fun mindfulness practice that will help kids identify and activate their different zones of regulation.

This engaging practice can be easily incorporated into your work with kids and teens to help them get in tune with their body as well as identify and shift the gears of their “silliness” at school, home and daily life.

Enjoy the video,
Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Christopher Willard, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, author and consultant based in Massachusetts. He has spoken in over 31 countries and has presented at two TEDx events. He is the author of 20 books, including Alphabreaths (2019), Growing Up Mindful (2016). and Feelings are Like Farts (2024). His thoughts on mental health have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post,,, and elsewhere. He teaches at Harvard Medical School.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Christopher Willard maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Willard receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Christopher Willard is the president and board member of the Mindfulness In Education Network. He is on the advisory boards of Mindfulness First and Peace in Schools. Dr. Willard is a member of Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.