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Family Relaxation

Tea Time for Kids: An Infusion of Calm

Tea Time is a perfect mindfulness activity for kids.  Even in the school setting, we will occasionally set out the placemats, and tea cups and spend some relaxing moments in connection and mindful sensory perception.  Kids love it!  Both the … Continue reading

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Relaxation Collage

Create a relaxation collage with your child.  I like to explain that just looking at serene, tranquil pictures can calm our bodies and minds.  There’s even research out there that shows that just by looking upon tranquil scenes or even … Continue reading

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Re-Write the “Monster Under the Bed” Story

The Monster Under Your Bed is Just a Story In Your Head by Lisa Wimberger Loving this new book by Lisa Wimberger, founder of the Neurosculpting Institute, (www.neurosculptinginstitute.com).  It’s perfect for introducing kids to neuroliteracy, the study of brain science … Continue reading

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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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