What is your connection to Calmer Choice?
I am an apprentice in the Calmer Choice Instructor Program
What’s your role/work in the community?
I am a web designer and a private tutor (math and Spanish). I have also worked as an instructor with Falmouth Community School and volunteer at Unity on Cape Cod.
What inspired you most about Calmer Choice and why do you feel it is an important thing to teach in schools?
As a child and adolescent I used to struggle a lot with my emotions. Having some support tools like those offered by Calmer Choice would have helped me deal with my emotions more effectively. I simply didn´t know how to handle my inner pain. It was many years later when I learned about the possibility of changing my life by changing my thoughts, and mindful awareness showed me that I could make a big shift in my life. The importance of the Calmer Choice program is that it brings all those self regulation tools to children at a time in their lives when they most need it.
Do you have a vision for the future of Calmer Choice?
Yes, to expand the program nation wide, including teachers and parents. Ultimately, I would like to see Calmer Choice become an international organization.