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Neuroscience + Mindful Awareness Training = Thriving Children with Goldie Hawn

December 18, 2014

Featuring Goldie Hawn, Academy Award-winning actress, producer, author, child advocate and philanthropist. Ms. Hawn speaks about her ground-breaking MindUP™ program, the result of 10 years of collaboration with neuroscientists, educators, psychologists and experts in the field of mindful awareness training. The signature initiative of The Hawn Foundation, MindUP™ is a social and emotional literacy curriculum and training program which currently serves children and schools across five continents. Accredited by CASEL, MindUP™ equips children, educators and parents with vital social and emotional literacy skills, helping them increase focus, improve academic performance, reduce stress, and gain emotional resilience and optimism. Rooted in neuroscience, the program teaches self-regulatory behavioral control while offering engagement strategies for learning and living.

The Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series reflects the founding principles of the Aspen Institute – a commitment to nurturing the ‘whole’ individual – by bringing a range of experts, innovators, and leaders to Aspen to discuss their research and share the latest revelations about the link between mindfulness, physical activity, and emotional well-being. The Murdock Series introduces new speakers and audiences to enhance the Institute’s broader mission. The series is generously underwritten by Gina and Jerry Murdock.