Graduate Credit Available for Educators through Dominican University

8 Week Courses for Educators

Are you an educator who would like to find a way to:

  • Reduce Stress
  • Settle the Mind
  • Increase overall well-being

This may sound like an impossibility, but through developing a mindful awareness practice it can become a reality.

This Calmer Choice 8-week course introduces educators to mindfulness through experiential practices, large and small group discussions, movement and other related activities.

Participants should be prepared to engage with other class participants and spend time between classes practicing mindful awareness.

Participants will experience and learn how developing a mindfulness practice can have numerous benefits in everyday life, such as:

  • Reducing anxiety
  • Reducing stress and increasing stress management
  • Supporting healthy relationships
  • Increasing positive mood and empathy
  • Improving immune system function
  • Improving focus and attention
  • Enhancing resilience and modeling it for your students

Calmer Choice’s curriculum has been researched by Yale, Harvard, MIT and Tufts. Recent studies showed positive brain changes in children who received the Calmer Choice program.

If interested in learning to cultivate resilience and well-being, consider committing to this potentially life-changing course, as illustrated by these testimonials from past participants:

I learned to find peace within my own mind, as constant thoughts of how to plan for a new way of teaching float through me.
“I grew to be kind to myself and was able to generalize that kindness to my students and their families in remote learning.”

If you are a teacher in Massachusetts this course is available to earn Professional Development Points (PDPs), as Calmer Choice is a MA state approved provider. Once registered for the course ask your instructor for more details about earning the certificate.

If interested in earning graduate credit for a similar course, please see our listings for educators.

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