Fiona Jensen, founder of Calmer Choice, will receive the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award Sunday, April 27. Click here to read more. This honor has been awarded to Rosa Parks, Mother Theresa, Maya Angelou, and many others. Register to attend the ceremony.
Calmer Choice envisions a world in which young people lead lives of kindness and compassion towards themselves and others.
We exist to address the issues of violence, suicide, and self destructive behaviors in our young people. We do this by providing mindfulness training, which builds skills to manage stress, resolve conflict and develop inner strength to lead happy and meaningful lives. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit.
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.