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Relaxation Practice

Deep Breathing Board

Deep Breathing Board Create a fun reminder to take a deep breath!¬† Recently while at Hobby Lobby, I came across this wipe off calendar board and thought it would be a fun way to make a Deep Breath Schedule ūüôā … 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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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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My Calm Colors Palette

Did you know that by simply gazing upon a calming color, it can produce a calming effect on the body and mind? ¬†When I was in Undergraduate school I worked in an engineering library that was colorscaped, as they called … Continue reading

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iPad Apps for Worries

Recently one of my students was struggling with bad dreams. ¬†His mom asked me to support him at school in helping him learn skills to deal with his worries. ¬†In addition to teaching him several deep breathing techniques and using … Continue reading

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Blast Off into Relaxation!

    We are having fun this week with outer space relaxation! ¬†Just looking at pictures from outer space elicits a feeling of calm and serenity within me, so I am sharing this experience with my students. ¬†Here are some … Continue reading

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Snake Break!

Here’s a quick break for all of the kiddos you know that could use a pause and some sensory input to help them balance and calm their minds and bodies. ¬†To introduce this break or for practice, I ask the … 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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Ladybird’s Remarkable Relaxation

  Here’s another fun book produced by Singing Dragon: ¬†Ladybird’s Remarkable Relaxation by Michael Chissick and Sarah Peacock. ¬†I love how they champion relaxation practice! ¬†This is a wonderful resource for parents, therapists and educators. “Based on anecdotal evidence alone … Continue reading

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