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Family Relaxation

Relaxation Story: Flowers, Butterflies, Rainbows and More!

I recently was invited into first grade to share some relaxation practice after recess.  As you can imagine, the energy was high and distracted, with students buzzing around the room like bees.  So, I invited them to be the “very … Continue reading

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Wheels of….RELAXATION!

This morning in our small group yoga time at school, we practiced relaxation skills using a spinner visual aid.  This visual aid helped students to stay focused on what we were learning and was a great tool to bring attention … Continue reading

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Big Bear Hug

Give your child a relaxation and self-calming tool to feel deeply loved and secure in a moment’s notice.  The Big Bear Hug is just that, a BIG bear hug….for yourself.  Next time when your child’s energy is erratic and he … Continue reading

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Relaxation Routine: Bunny Snake Elevator!

These three deep breaths work great with young kids at both home and school alike!  Try them out with the children in your life. The Elevator Breath Breathing in raise your arms above your head and say “Elevator Up!”  Breathing … Continue reading

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Row The Boat To Release Tension

I have been practicing Qigong!  According to the National Qigong Association (nqa.org), “qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.” The other day while I was finishing my morning routine, it … Continue reading

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Bathtime Relaxation

I think bath time is THE perfect place to practice relaxation.  When my daughters were little, I would bring in the bubbles, turn down the lights, create a bouquet of flowers from the garden, play some soft music and diffuse … Continue reading

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Relaxing and Regulating From the Inside Out! Part TWO

Recently, I shared some key messages and activities inspired by the Pixar movie Inside Out!  Here are some more activities and messages I gleaned from the movie.  I have the figurines promptly displayed in my school psych office and let … Continue reading

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Love–The Greatest Relaxation Tool!

Feeling loved, feeling seen, feeling heard, and feeling cared are balms for the brain!   Brain science is reporting that the Prefrontal Cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher order thinking and problem solving, is at its maximum … Continue reading

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KidsRelaxation on YouTube! The World Is Your Relaxation Playground

I’m excited to announce that Kids’ Relaxation has a new channel on YouTube! I am going to be sharing videos created from my work with kids and based on various blogs on different relaxation techniques for kids that I have … Continue reading

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Relaxing and Regulating From The Inside Out!

I recently went to see the recent Pixar movie, Inside Out, with my family.  We really enjoyed it.  While some of the science featured has been controversial, I took away key messages that inspired the creation of these relaxation and … Continue reading

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