Published on April 5th, 2020 | by Jerry Doby0
Goldie Hawn Launches New Mindfulness Audio Track With Moshi to Help Combat Rise in Kids’ Anxiety
Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness – the #1 sleep and mindfulness app for kids has partnered once again with Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn to launch a new ‘Brain Break’ to help families around the world improve the mental wellbeing of their kids and reduce anxiety during worrying times.
Put together by the BAFTA award-winning Moshi team, Goldie’s Brain Break is an important resource that can be used by parents to help stabilize emotional thinking and help kids refocus when there is a need to bring balance and reduce family stress. Recorded with the Moshi team, this Brain Break is a short wind-down exercise – set to calming music – that takes heightened emotions down to a sense of calm. Try it for yourself here – [Insert code + Link to trial for journos]
Anxiety in children is continuously on the rise, affecting 30% of children and adolescents, yet 80% never get help according to Child Mind Institute. As world events create more uncertainty and stress, this growing issue affects millions of families around the world, especially during this unprecedented crisis.
Sleep expert, Dr Azizi Seixas, sleep expert and psychologist who works alongside the Moshi team, says:
“Feelings can be overwhelming sometimes, especially for children who haven’t learned how to react and respond to them. Managing emotions, even more so during stressful situations, can be difficult regardless of age. This is especially true when routines are disrupted. Routines play a key role in promoting feelings of safety and security in children and when boundaries are broken they can feel more vulnerable and unsettled.”
As part of her philanthropic work, Goldie Hawn is actively committed to empowering children and families through acts of mindfulness, and has also lent her voice to a Moshi bedtime story, “Goldie the Mindful Moshling”, which has already been listened to millions of times by kids around the world.
Goldie shared the news of the launch of her Brain Break in the Moshi app with her 2.1M Instagram followers, saying:
“In these times of uncertainty and fear, it is important to calm your brain to help reduce stress and anxiety. Please enjoy this Brain Break with your child and your family every day. Please visit @twilightmoshi to get this free Brain Break (and a really fun sleep story I narrated) on their app.”
CEO of Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness, Ian Chambers said:
“School closures, self-isolation and quarantine is unfortunately becoming an unavoidable part of our everyday vocabulary and behaviour, and even as adults, the feelings associated with this are overwhelming. We hope that Goldie’s Brain Break will help families achieve a sense of calm during moments of stress and anxiety.”
“Against a backdrop of uncertainty, we are thrilled to be able to give this to families around the world for free via the Moshi app.”
Goldie’s Brain Break is free to use on iOS, Android and Amazon Fire and is now part of the Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness app that has read over 75 million stories since launch. The Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness app also includes: Moshi Stories, Guided Meditations, Moshi Moments, Music and Sounds to help kids wind down, relax, de-stress and sleep.
Ms Hawn concludes: “All children in the world are our most precious resource for a happier, healthier tomorrow. They deserve all we can give them to thrive and succeed in this sometimes challenging world.”
Created by entertainment industry pioneer Ian Chambers, Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness’ vision is to help a billion families become happier and healthier, by helping kids sleep. The audio-only app is filled with stories, meditations, music, sounds and other calming content and tools designed to help millions of families around the world to relax, de-stress and sleep better. The Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness app has told more than 75 million bedtime stories since launch and has been the #1 ranked app to help kids sleep in 60+ countries.
Available on iOS and Google Play Stores: http://onelink.to/wc6ckv
For more information about Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness, visit www.moshisleep.com
Hear a sample of Goldie’s Brain Break below!
Mindfulness topics addressed across the Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness app, to encourage positive emotions include:
– Positive thinking
– Recalling joyful moments
– Staying calm
– Making friends
– The power of imagination
Additional features across the Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness app to support a stress-free bedtime include:
– Original content released every week to ensure there is always something new for kids to enjoy at bedtime
– Audio-only. No need for screens in the bedroom
– Learn deep breathing to help worries drift away
– Loop and replay functions ensure sleepy content plays throughout the night if needed