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Colorful Positive Thoughts

It can be challenging for both adults and kids to practice a positive mindset at times, especially when things aren’t going as planned! Here is a fun way to relax while practicing positive thoughts: color a zen mandala with the … Continue reading

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Positive Thought Bracelet

Create a positive thought bracelet with your child. You can string beads, dry hollow noodles, buttons, paperclips, paper rings…whatever you’ve got hanging around your house. Make it fun and engaging, choose beads or items to string together that are meaningful … Continue reading

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The Relaxation Journey

Passport to Relaxation Building upon the positive passport theme, I created a Relaxation Passport for use in my small groups.  Each week as we practice a new relaxation tool, we put a stamp in our booklet–to denote our travel to … Continue reading

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Pebble Relaxation Moments: The Practice

  A few years ago I took my daughters to visit Findhorn, Scotland.  Findhorn is an ecovillage and spiritual community nestled way in the Scottish Highlands near Inverness, (https://www.findhorn.org/).   Its founding was something of a miraculous story in that three … Continue reading

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Atmosphere of Wonder

I believe that each of us is born with an inherent natural sense of imagination and a propensity for wonder.  Every child, in their purest essence is a priest of priestess, an alchemist of imagination.  And to the extent that … Continue reading

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Relaxation Rain: Putting out the Volcanoes of Pent Up Emotions

  We’ve been making volcanoes and talking about relaxation rain in my small groups this week!  I drew a volcano on the white board and then we discussed what happens when we don’t pay attention to our emotions and what’s … Continue reading

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Still Pond…Ancient Forest

This meditation is for calming, soothing, and feeling serenity within.  Guide your child to a pond in the middle of an ancient, untouched, pristine forest to gaze upon the still water. Find a space where you and your child can … Continue reading

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Rainbow of Relaxation

All Tied Up in Knots:  Releasing the Worries When our brains get all tied up in knots with worry, they can look like this rubber band ball.  In small group today we talked about how it’s sometimes impossible to think … 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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