The Hawn Foundation was founded more than a decade ago, with the MindUP™ programme specifically created with the intent of providing children around the world with the tools they needed to cope with the increasing levels of stress, anxiety, poverty and violence in their world.
Grounded in the pillars of Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Mindful Behavior and Social, Emotional Learning, MindUP™’s cultivates more mindful, optimistic, focused and resilient global citizens – ready to succeed and thrive in learning and in life.
MindUP™ is an evidence-based training program consisting of 15 lessons that are tailored to a child’s age group and development level. Each lesson offers students new mindful strategies that can increase self control, focus, empathy and optimism. The methods include fun and immersive experiences and practices which teach perspective, empathy and compassion.
MindUP™ benefits teachers as well as children, restoring order to the classroom, reducing stress, giving more time to teach and even improving the quality and quantity of their sleep. The practice offers an immersive experience that shifts a child’s perspective and drives positive behaviour, improved learning and scholastic performance.
In this first event in the new Pure Land Series at China Exchange Goldie will also lead a ‘brain break’ demonstration with the audience. With research showing that regular practice of mindfulness demonstrates a significant impact on wellbeing, this event will inspire and motivate.
The Hawn Foundation transforms children’s lives by providing vital social and emotional learning programs to reduce stress and aggressive behavior, improve focus and academic performance and increase resiliency for success in school and in life. For more information, visit www.thehawnfoundation.org.
The Pure Land Series at China Exchange is hosted by the Pure Land Foundation, which supports charities and organisations committed to enriching lives through creativity, spirituality and self-expression. The Pure Land Series seeks to promote awareness and change through ideas interchange and inspiration.
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