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10 Mindful Minutes : Giving Our Children--and Ourselves--the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy Lives,9780399536069

10 Mindful Minutes : Giving Our Children--and Ourselves--the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy Lives

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"Goldie Hawn embodies delight and joy, and 10 Mindful Minutesradiates these. Her book can help any adult-parent, grandparent, teacher-make double use of their moments with the children they love and have a terrific time while helping shape that child's brain for a lifetime of resilience and happiness." -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, which was developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover where their emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress-and helps them be happy. Those who have seen the remarkable effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Now, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children in 10 Mindful Minutes.

Author Biography

Goldie Hawn is the founder of the Hawn Foundation as well as an international children's advocate and enthusiastic campaigner for the mindful celebration of life. An Academy Award-winning actress, producer, and director, she is also a mother and grandmother. Her bestselling autobiography, A Lotus Grows in the Mud, was published in 2005.
Wendy Holden is a journalist and author of more than twenty-five books, including the novel The Sense of Paper, published in 2006. She was also the cowriter of Goldie Hawn's memoir, A Lotus Grows in the Mud.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
One Mother's Journey to Mindfulnessp. xvii
Why We Need to Act Nowp. 1
The Wonders of the Brainp. 6
How the Brain Worksp. 11
Getting the Most Out of This Bookp. 35
Tuning In to Your Child's Wavelengthp. 42
Talking with Your Child About the Brainp. 52
Mindful Breathingp. 60
Mindful Sensingp. 74
Optimismp. 103
Happinessp. 116
Gratitudep. 126
Angerp. 134
Sadnessp. 142
Fearp. 154
Empathyp. 162
Kindnessp. 177
Living a More Mindful Lifep. 184
Glossaryp. 195
Referencesp. 199
Bibliographyp. 203
Acknowledgmentsp. 207
Indexp. 209
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