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Fairy Tale Meditations

Good Morning! I am so honored to be able to sit here and blog (FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER), alongside Zemirah. For those of you wondering, my name is Maurie and I am interning under Zemirah this semester as I … 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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Teacher and Parent as Gardener

 You, dear parent, dear teacher… are a Gardener   As I am working with kids, this is one of my most powerful mantras:  I am a gardener, I plant seeds,  I am not in charge of when they grow.  It … Continue reading

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One-Minute Relaxer: Icicle/Puddle Game

One minute relaxers are relaxation techniques that can be completed in one minute or less. During busy times it is even more important than usual that relaxation techniques be easy to implement, quick to complete, and engaging for kids.   It’s … 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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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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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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