We now know we are all hardwired to remember stories and this compelling TEDMED presentation by Academy Award-winner Goldie Hawn and Dan Siegel talks to the heart teaching our kids reflection as a skill. It’s also a presentation that you will remember. The storytelling used by both presenters, of a complex medico subject is explained in a refresgingly simply manner. Dan Siegl uses a wonderful metaphor in the later part of the presentation explaining ‘there was a time when we didn’t know to brush our teeth, the same wellbeing and preventative tool needs to be now applied to our brains – he coins the phrase ‘mind brushing.’
About The Hawn Foundation
Academy Award-winner Goldie Hawn is known to millions as one of the screen’s most beloved actresses. Her memorable performances have endeared her to audiences around the world and she has touched millions more with her work as a best-selling author and humanitarian. In 2003, Goldie founded a non-profit, public charity, The Hawn Foundation, dedicated to helping children reach their highest potential. As schools struggle to meet the challenges of limited resources, increasing accountability and a crisis of confidence, educators are looking for innovative and affordable ways to break the current educational gridlock. And in an era of rising global competition and an alarming jump in youth depression and suicide, this need has never been more urgent. Working with leading neuroscientists, educators and researchers, the Foundation has developed a curriculum for grades K-7 that provides children with emotional and cognitive tools to help them understand and improve their own emotions, moods and behaviors; reduce stress and anxiety; sharpen concentration; build confidence, increase empathy; and improve performance in school. Goldie believes that providing children with a “toolbox for life”–simple strategies they can use throughout their day–greatly enhances their chances for success and happiness at school and in the future.