Since 2005, The Hawn Foundation has been working with schools across the United States to promote children’s academic success through social and emotional learning.
At the core of the initiative is the MindUP programme, a social and emotional learning program for primary and secondary school children and is informed by current research in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, mindful education, social and emotional learning, positive psychology, and evidence-based teaching practices.
Some 220 + schools in the States and Canada and further afield now use the charitable foundation’s programme (including 7 schools in the UK)
Goldie Hawn also has a book 10 Mindful Minutes, due to be published in paperback March 1, which takes some of the learnings from the MindUP programme and creates a help guide for parents interested in bringing mindfulness, as a way of reducing stress and boosting happiness, into the lives of their children.
In case you missed Saturday’s Times Magazine front cover interview (Feb 25th) with Goldie, here’s the ABC News video from last October.