Wildmind Meditation News
Oct 04, 2011
Goldie Hawn discusses teaching meditation and neuroscience to children
Goldie Hawn, whose Hawn Foundation develops programs to help children thrive and find happiness, recently appeared on ABC Nightline to discuss her foundation’s work. In particular she talked about MindUp, which is helping kinds by teaching them mindfulness meditation, or what Hawn calls “brain breaks,” and neuroscience.
In the wake of 9/11, Hawn became concerned at learning that US children were among the unhappiest in the world, with rising suicide rates, depression, and one in three children on medication. As a meditator, she became convinced that she could make a difference. She launched the Hawn Foundation, and began working with scientists to help children train their brains to focus, and become happier.
220 schools in the US, Canada, and Britain are now using her MindUp program.
The video is below (unfortunately you have to sit through an ad first).