The training:
MYmind training 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 MYmind advanced teacher training is meant for mental health professionals with a background in mindfulness training and meditation, who want to use MYmind with their clients. The training will be given in English. 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. Video-examples will be shown.

Although this is primarily a clinical training, some research elements will be included as
well. The effects of MYmind for children with ADHD and ASD and their parents will be

From this workshop, participants will learn:

- How to conceptualize ADHD and ASD in a mindfulness framework
- How to teach mindfulness to children and adolescents
- How to work with groups of youth with ADHD or ASD
- How to instruct mindful parenting to their parents
- How to work with children and parents together
Target Audience:

This training is designed for psychologists, social workers, counsellors, 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 advanced teacher training timing. Upon completion of the 5,5-day training, MBSR or MBCT course, and 4-day retreat, participants will receive a certificate as a MYmind instructor.

The trainer:

Prof. dr. Susan Bögels, is a professor in Developmental Psychopathology at the University
of Amsterdam, as well as a licensed clinical psychologist and cognitive behavior and child
and family therapist. Her research focuses on the intergenerational transmission of
psychopathology, through parent-child and family interactions, with a specific focus on
the father, on the role of attentional processes in psychopathology, and on child and family
interventions, including mindfulness. She is also the director of the academic center for
the treatment of parents and children, UvA minds, in which evidence-based cognitivebehavioral
and mindfulness interventions are offered to families. She is a practicing
mindfulness trainer, specialized in mindfulness for children and their parents in a mental
health context. She is the author of the book Mindful Parenting: A Guide for Mental
Health Practitioners (2013) together with Kathleen Restifo, and has published many
articles in the field of mindfulness and youth psychopathology. She is a member of the
workgroup on Anxiety, Obsessive–Compulsive Spectrum, Post Traumatic, and
Dissociative Disorders of the DSM-5.

In this workshop Finnish MYmind instructors who already have experience as Mymind
group teachers/therapists will be assisting Susan Bögels. They can also help Finnish
participants by translating.

Recommended readings:

Bögels, S.M., Lehtonen, A., & Restifo, K. (2010) Mindful parenting in mental health care. Mindfulness, 1, 107-120.
(The text is attached in a PDF document below).

Course fee:

1250,00 € + VAT 24%
Members of FACBT 990,00 € + VAT 24%


Monday-Friday 19.-23.11.2018.
Monday 9.30-17.00, Tuesday 8.30-16.00 , Wednesday 8.30- 20.00, Thursday 8.30-16.00, Friday 8.30-15.30

Helsinki, Erottajankatu 1-3, 2.krs
(Betel srk:n tila – KL-instituutti) about 15 min walk from railway station, you can take tram number 10 – step out at Kolmikulma.


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With registration please email information of your practice in mindfulness and information of completed course in MBSR or MBCT and participation in a 4-day (or longer) mindfulness retreat or plans to complete this soon after the training.

NOTE – minimum number of participants is 15 and maximum 25. It can happen that the minimum number of participants will not be reached, so - if you book a flight or a hotel already now - please chose a rate with refund options.