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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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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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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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Calm Monkey Mind Corner

It’s getting towards the end of the school year in my district.  We are wrapping things up, saying goodbye to a year that passed so swiftly, and sending our fifth graders on to the larger horizon of middle school.  Even … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Touch…

I have been enjoying sharing this book with the children I work with.  Once Upon a Touch by Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper is a wonderful book to introduce the relaxing power of massage and to teach various massage techniques … 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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Good Morning Relaxation: Two Variations of Sun Salutations for Kids

This weekend I had the opportunity to be a part of Casey Feicht’s, (kidsyogaguide.com), parent/child yoga class for kids.  There were dances, giggles, deep breathing with breathing buddy friends, poses, toys, stories and singing.  Making yoga fun for kids is … 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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