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Mindfulness: Cultivating Resilience & Well-Being for First Responders

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A unique training that translates the science of resiliency into an 8-week, skill-building program for first responders and their significant others using the principles of mindfulness. This opportunity is made possible through the generous support of the Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation.

Objectives for Participants

  • Learn the science and practice of mindfulness
  • Gain knowledge about the brain science of stress response
  • Develop skills for optimum performance and a greater sense of well-being
  • Mitigate negative effects of chronic stress
  • Discover new levels of potential through self-awareness, attunement to others, compassion, wisdom and peak performance
“Mindfulness is a collection of tools that, when practiced over time, settle the nervous system and train the brain to be more focused, engaged, and less emotionally reactive. A regular mindfulness practice will create real and lasting changes to the physical structures of the brain, enabling first responders to become more resilient and compassionate, and better able to cope with their stressful occupation.” Captain Janet Sandman, Cross-trained police officer and firefighter

When & Where

  • Tuesdays 2/25 – 4/14
  • 4:30 PM–6:30 PM
  • The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth MA
  • Please register by February 18th


This program is FREE to participants.

Please Note: This pilot program is open to employees of the Yarmouth, Dennis, and Barnstable Police and Fire Departments and their significant others.

The $255 participant fee is generously underwritten by the Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. A donation of $25 to the Gannon Fund is suggested. Please visit to make a gift today!

For More Information

Please contact L. Forest Malatesta, Director of Community Based Programming, at 508-398-0808 or via email at

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