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Relaxation Activity: Fly Like A Bird

The Chinese practice of Qigong coordinates the flowing, fluid movement of energy between the body, mind and breath.  It is so gentle and mindful!  This Fly Like A Bird activity is perfect for helping you and your child to align … Continue reading

Happy Thought Bubbles

I just love it when ideas spontaneously produce themselves.  Just began one of my groups with this activity:  Happy Thought Bubbles. 1.  Discuss how a deep breath is a silent message to the body that it is “time to relax.” … Continue reading

One Minute of Mindfulness: The Fox and The Child Video

Several years ago, my daughters and I watched a beautiful movie called The Child and The Fox, a 2007 French film directed by  2007 Luc Jacquet.  Narrated by Kate Winslet, it’s a story about a girl who befriends a fox in the … Continue reading

EFT Tapping Points Girl/Boy Posters

    EFT, known as the Emotional Freedom Technique, is an excellent emotional regulation and stress management tool for kids.  It involves tapping on specific points in the body.  By tapping on these points stress and energy blocks are released … Continue reading

Empty The Mind Bucket

I was cleaning out a book cabinet, (one of my FAVORITE activities because I usually get caught up more in reading than cleaning), and came across an old old copy of a Dr. Norman Vincent Peale book called Stay Alive … Continue reading

Zentangle! Art and Relaxation

Before my daughter, Maddie, could walk, even while she was still in diapers, she would spend hours drawing little circles on a piece of paper.  That was one of my first clues that she would be an artist.  But, also, … Continue reading

New Secret Garden Special Place Relaxation Mp4 Download!!

…she was inside the wonderful garden and she could come through the door under the ivy any time and she felt as if she had found a world all her own.   ~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden I love … Continue reading

Five Tips For Leading Relaxation Scripts with Kids

Be Relaxed To Help Relax:  When doing any sort of guided imagery, it is important to be in that space first before you attempt to guide anyone else.  Energy is important!  Your child will be able to feel if you … Continue reading

One Minute Relaxer: Lady Bug Pose With Deep Sensory Spots

As we enter the holiday season, it is the perfect time to practice quite time, nurturing and allowing the body the space and time to let go and deeply relax.  Give your child the gift of relaxation tools this holiday … Continue reading

High Protein Mood Enhancing Dessert

Brazil Nut Berry Apple Crisp   Here is a Zen Food recipe your kids will love!!! It features the Brazil Nut with it’s excellent source of fat and protein and high content of the mineral selenium.  Selenium is a mood … Continue reading

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