THE BRAIN IS WHERE WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE.
Studies have shown a connection between violent and aggressive behaviour and the amygdala—the part of the brain that regulates emotions like fear and anxiety—as well as the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for thinking, planning, reasoning and decision making.
The Prefrontal Cortex1
- Decision making
- Personality expression
- Moderating social conduct
- Fear modulation
- Emotional regulation
- Prefrontal Cortex
- Prefrontal Cortex
Bringing meditation where it’s needed most.
Implementing a school meditation & mindfulness program for all students over morning announcements.
Utilizing meditation & mindfulness in correctional facilities and introducing it into sentencing requirements.
Including meditation into existing community groups and programs.
To reach youth engaged in street violence, we’ll incorporate meditation & mindfulness into a fellowship initiative based on Richmond California’s Operation Peacekeeper.
PROPOSAL FOR A SCHOOL MINDFULNESS PROGRAM
Read the research behind how mindfulness can benefit teachers and students alike, and why we should implement mindfulness programs in schools.
PROPOSAL FOR A MINDFUL POLICE PROGRAM
Learn how mindfulness benefits the wellbeing of officers and the communities they serve, and why we should bring meditation to the police department.
A pilot program to save lives.
We are partnering with Mindfulness Everyday, to develop a pilot program for select schools in Toronto. The project will train educators in the evidence-based smartEducation program, managed by smartUBC, teaching them the skills and techniques through experiential learning and practice to embody the qualities that we would like to see in our children and youth. The training will provide teachers with the skill set to authentically pass on their knowledge to both educators and students.
us raise $25,000 to fund the pilot in three schools across the GTA.Donate now