Mindfulness is intentional, non-judgmental awareness of the present moment. It is a proven coping mechanism for stress and anxiety.
Motivated by her own struggles with anxiety, actress Goldie Hawn started the non-profit MindUP™ to help youth better understand their thoughts and feelings. MindUP.org shares these tips families can use to find optimism and build resilience:
• Connect with your child through mindful moments.
• Practice gratitude at a family meal.
• Join together daily in a quiet, focused breathing exercise.
• Focus on the positive.
Learn more from keynote speaker Golden Hawn on March 23, at the DLC Sound Minds™ 55th Anniversary Celebration.
– Scott Burgess, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health