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Relaxing With Otters

Relaxing With Otters As I was walking down the hallway in my school today, I encountered the MOST precious sight.  The kindergarten class had just finished art and was parading their otter artwork back to class.  Apparently they had watched … Continue reading

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Let it Go…the Perfect Relaxation

Recently we had Favorite Character Day at the school.  Everyone, staff and kids alike, got to dress up as their favorite cartoon character (no blood, masks, or scary stuff allowed, by the way).  It was TONS of fun!  Since my … 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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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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Move The Target: Visualization To Lessen The Stress of Conflict

I often have kids in my office that are feeling sad, worried, or angry related to something that others have said or done.  Sometimes there’s a bully on the playground.   Maybe they’ve had an argument with a parent or … Continue reading

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Train Your Anger Dragon Relaxation Script

Here are some ideas to consider and possibly discuss before you begin using this relaxation script with your child: Your child is in charge of her feelings.  Help her to understand that she is in charge of her anger.  She … Continue reading

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Visualization for Healing: Mining Out The Pain

So last night my daughter was struggling with a pretty icky headache.  As we were trying many remedies to help her lessen the pain, my partner’s son, who is 13, offered this visualization.  He said, “You know, when I get … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Getting the BIG Perspective: Hot Air Balloon Ride Script

Helping kids get to a cool, calm and collected state when they are upset or worried about something, supports them in seeing all the possible options to a situation and to pick the one that feels best.  When emotions run … Continue reading

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