Calmer Choice team was recognized yesterday at the State House as a finalist in the area of "Excellence in Innovation" for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network's Nonprofit Awareness Day.
We are excited and honored to be mentioned in this article in the District Administrator along with colleague Amy Saltzman and others.
Calmer Choice will come to grades 3 and 4 in Falmouth thanks to a $100,000 grant awarded by the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation.
On Monday, January 23rd, Calmer Choice had the honor of speaking at the State House for legislators and staff members from across the Commonwealth about our very important work on Cape Cod.
Seven women who founded or lead their organization — from providing wellness services for cancer patients to supporting white shark research — are helping to make the Cape a better place.
Calmer Choice, a nonprofit organization that teaches mindfulness to 6,000 children in Barnstable County public schools, kicked off this year’s series of public forums Tuesday with a topic that’s been increasingly in the news — the substance abuse crisis.
Dan Harris, author of "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works — a True Story," drew a sold-out crowd Tuesday at Cape Cod Community College. His appearance served as a fundraiser for Calmer Choice, a nonprofit that offers mindfulness training to children at Cape Cod schools.
Preliminary results from a study by a Yale University researcher shows that children who are trained in mindfulness have less stress, less anxiety, better reasoning and problem solving skills, and they are happier. (Cape Cod Times)
Mindy Todd talks with guests Fiona Jensen, Adria Kennedy, Allison Graham and Elen Flanagan on The Point about ways to teach young people how to manage stress and resolve conflict, and the latest research showing the positive impact mindfulness has on the brain.
In these 20-minute sessions children get to recognize the habits of their minds – the endless and often negative loop of thoughts. And then, they can use that knowledge to calm themselves down and reduce destructive decision making. (Cape Cod Times)