10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children--and Ourselves--the by Goldie Hawn

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By Goldie Hawn

"Goldie Hawn embodies satisfaction and pleasure, and 10 conscious Minutes radiates those. Her e-book may also help any adult-parent, grandparent, teacher-make double use in their moments with the kids they love and feature a good time whereas assisting form that child's mind for a life of resilience and happiness."
-Daniel Goleman, writer of Emotional Intelligence

Across the rustic, the innovative MindUP application, which used to be built below the auspices of the Hawn origin, demonstrated by means of Goldie Hawn, is instructing teenagers important social and emotional abilities. through knowing how their brains paintings, youngsters become aware of the place their feelings come from and turn into extra self-aware. They discover ways to have fun with the sensory elements in their lives and to price the optimistic results of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in flip, empowers them to deal with and decrease their very own stress-and is helping them be happy.

Those who've obvious the impressive results of this software were desirous to the right way to enforce it of their personal houses and use its practices for themselves, too. Now, for the 1st time, its secrets and techniques are being shared with all mom and dad and kids in 10 conscious Minutes.

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Unmonitored stress responses don’t help us when we’re in conflict with our child, boss, or partner because it is precisely during such times that we need our most rational minds to figure out solutions. As we learned earlier in this chapter, if the amyg­ dala senses danger and releases the stress hormones, the flow of information to the prefrontal cortex, where rational thinking and emotional regulation take place, is impaired. In other words, our minds are hijacked. ) Similarly, if our children go a few hours can impair brain-cell to school stressed, they won’t be communication and memory.

Drink and drugs ally understand themselves at will effect changes in their brains, this point. By being kind, atten­ which can worsen into psychiatric tive, and patient, we’ll help them conditions in later life. Even mari­ juana affects attention, memory, navigate through this most diffiand processing of information. cult period so that they can even—Madeline Levine, PhD tually flourish. The lessons you learn in this book will help you handle anything their mixed-up teenage brains throw at them, and at you.

Taking a deep breath, I went to see their principal to ask if she could help my children connect in a more personal way to their subjects, something I believed they needed. Thankfully, she was receptive to my ideas and began to implement some of them. In a subsequent Eng­ lish project, for example, the children were asked to photo­ graph their families and write about them, which brought their history alive. I knew nothing back then about how the brain worked, but I did have an instinct. All parents have this gift, the ability to recognize their children’s struggle if they just stop, observe, and pay attention.

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