Calmer Choice envisions a world in which young people lead lives of kindness and compassion towards themselves and others.
Calmer Choice is a universal prevention program committed to teaching young people how to effectively and safely manage stress and resolve conflict so that they live happy, healthy and successful lives.
Our goal is to provide skills that will diminish the risk of violence, substance abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors.
Mindfulness based programs have been used in medicine, psychology and education for over 30 years; evidence has exploded in the past few years regarding its positive impact on the brain, cognitive function, social-emotional and behavioral regulation.
Children and adolescents who participate in mindful awareness training demonstrate increased self-regulation skills, improved impulse control, reduced emotional reactivity and quicker recovery from negative moods.
Mindful awareness training with children and adolescents reduces symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.