In this video, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with the actress Goldie Hawn, the Mind Up founder, about how mindfulness works to keep stress under control for kids, and they can get better grades at school, and live in this moment.

She believes when children better understand how their brains work they can better handle their emotions. “We felt that teaching them about their brain and how that would work and how that they actually know that the brain is plastic and you can really move it the way you want to, by thinking about things long enough that, they would feel more optimistic. And then realizing that the ability to be optimistic opens the brain up, and children can learn better”

Children learn about a different part of their brain in their mindfulness lessons.They learn how to slow down and eat mindfully, learn how to taste, learn how their body works and become aware of what they are eating. So they are even present when they eat!


Published: Feb. 14, 2017