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10 mindful minutes : giving our children--and ourselves--the social and emotional skills to reduce stress and anxiety for healthier, happier lives /

by Hawn, Goldie; Holden, Wendy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Perigee Book, c2011Description: xxxiii, 218 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780399536069 :; 039953606X.Title notes: $24.00 11-2011 (db)Other title: Ten mindful minutes.Subject(s): Thought and thinking | Awareness | Relaxation | Stress management | Parent and child
Contents:
Why we need to act now -- The wonders of the brain -- How the brain works -- Getting the most out of this book -- Tuning in to your child's wavelength -- Talking with your child about the brain -- Mindful breathing -- Mindful sensing -- Optimism -- Happiness -- Gratitude -- Anger -- Sadness -- Fear -- Empathy -- Kindness -- Living a more mindful life.
Summary: Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover where their emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress--and helps them be happy. Those who have seen the effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Here, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children.--From publisher description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"Goldie Hawn embodies delight and joy, and 10 Mindful Minutes radiates these. Her book can help any adult-parent, grandparent, teacher-make double use of their moments with the children they love and have a terrific time while helping shape that child's brain for a lifetime of resilience and happiness."
-Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, which was developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover where their emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress-and helps them be happy.

Those who have seen the remarkable effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Now, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children in 10 Mindful Minutes .

$24.00 11-2011 (db)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover where their emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress--and helps them be happy. Those who have seen the effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Here, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children.--From publisher description.

Why we need to act now -- The wonders of the brain -- How the brain works -- Getting the most out of this book -- Tuning in to your child's wavelength -- Talking with your child about the brain -- Mindful breathing -- Mindful sensing -- Optimism -- Happiness -- Gratitude -- Anger -- Sadness -- Fear -- Empathy -- Kindness -- Living a more mindful life.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. xi)
  • One Mother's Journey to Mindfulness (p. xvii)
  • 1 Why We Need to Act Now (p. 1)
  • 2 The Wonders of the Brain (p. 6)
  • 3 How the Brain Works (p. 11)
  • 4 Getting the Most Out of This Book (p. 35)
  • 5 Tuning In to Your Child's Wavelength (p. 42)
  • 6 Talking with Your Child About the Brain (p. 52)
  • 7 Mindful Breathing (p. 60)
  • 8 Mindful Sensing (p. 74)
  • 9 Optimism (p. 103)
  • 10 Happiness (p. 116)
  • 11 Gratitude (p. 126)
  • 12 Anger (p. 134)
  • 13 Sadness (p. 142)
  • 14 Fear (p. 154)
  • 15 Empathy (p. 162)
  • 16 Kindness (p. 177)
  • 17 Living a More Mindful Life (p. 184)
  • Glossary (p. 195)
  • References (p. 199)
  • Bibliography (p. 203)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 207)
  • Index (p. 209)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

The beauty of both of these books is that they help readers relieve stressful situations with simple, tailor-made exercises. The difference is in their intended audiences: licensed psychotherapist Bush writes for adults, and actor Hawn writes for parents guiding children. Bush offers 70 short exercises for when readers are stopped at a red light, taking a shower, or waiting in line. She reminds readers to roll out goodwill to fellow travelers, remember what matters in life, and release current worries by visualizing them going down the drain. Bush is masterful in explaining triggers and putting forth tools without the usual paragraphs of verbiage that weigh down books of this sort. Hawn uses scientific principles to help parents and children develop mindful awareness and live in the present moment. While she writes from experience and from the heart, Hawn spends too much time justifying the approach and lingering on personal experiences. Her advice is still worthwhile as she helps parents model kindness and express authentic sadness, empathy, and optimism. Adults and children will be well served by both of these titles. [10 Mindful Minutes, see Prepub Alert, 4/11/11.] (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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