Are you an educator who would like to find a way to reduce stress, settle the mind, and increase overall well-being and resilience?
The Calmer Choice 8-week mindfulness course can help.
Science has shown that individuals who practice mindful awareness regularly have:
- Reduction in stress and anxiety
- Increase in stress management
- Healthier relationships
- Increased positive mood and empathy
- Improved immune system function
- Improved focus and attention
This 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.
Educators will learn strategies and skills to help support emotionalregulation, self-compassion, and presence in the classroom. Teachers who learn to increase and enhance their own resilience are better able to model it for their students and school community.
Calmer Choice works with leading institutions like Tufts, Yale, Harvard and MIT to research the efficacy of our programming for both children and adults. Results of these studies show that Calmer Choice programs have positive effects on mental health and well-being.
Calmer Choice and Dominican University have partnered to offer teachers the opportunity to earn graduate credit for taking this course and teachers from Massachusetts can earn PDPs.