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Balloon Breath With Magic Expanding Ball

It’s back to school time!  Often with back to school there can be increased anxiety.  Time to help your child fill her backpack with relaxation techniques!  It’s important to find ones that he likes and enjoys practicing. Here is another … Continue reading

Glitter Jar

  I love the glitter jar!  The school counselor, Michele Bourgeois, LCSW, at my school uses this in her groups.  She also created the gorgeous example in the picture!!!  Use this jar to begin relaxation practice.  It is a wonderful … Continue reading

New ebook “Guided Imagery for Kids” available on Amazon!

Check out my latest ebook on Amazon!  It was inspired by my desire to help my daughters calm down, release anxiety and relax, especially during times of stress.  It’s the second in the Kids’ Relaxation series.   Each guided imagery … Continue reading

New Kids’ Relaxation Ebook Available on Amazon

Take time out for a little R&R and a calming break with your child. This book is not only for the children in your life, it is also for you! Deep Breathing for Kids is a collection of many of … Continue reading

Relaxation Resource Recommendation: Babar’s Yoga For Elephants

Want a fun way to practice yoga with your child?  Try reading this book together! Babar’s Yoga for Elephants by Laurent de Brunhoff is a fun way to practice yoga stretches.  What the students and I liked the most was … Continue reading

Got Resistance? Five Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Relaxation Practice

For many different reasons, sometimes kids aren’t that keen on relaxation practice.    However, it is possible to encourage them so that, before you know, it they are SUPER interested in relaxing with you.  Here are five ways to encourage … Continue reading

No Time for Relaxation? Three Simple Steps to Trim Tab in the Direction of Consistent Relaxation Practice!

A few years ago, I heard a speaker introduce me to the concept of trim tabbing.  As he was speaking, he stated that I could easily reach my goals if I made small, incremental changes each day in the direction … Continue reading

Top 10 Things to AVOID if you want a CALM Kid

As a school psych, I hear it all the time, “I sure wish my kiddo could relax.  He is soooooo active, just bounces off the walls.  He just goes goes goes until he drops at night!”  And I hear myself … Continue reading

Tea Ceremony

I recently purchased a beautiful children’s book called Tea Ceremony by Shozo Sato, (http://www.amazon.com/Ceremony-Asian-Arts-Crafts-Creative/dp/0804835004/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395690280&sr=8-1&keywords=tea+ceremony+ +Explore+the+unique+Japanese+tradition+of+sharing+tea).  It contains wonderful projects related to the ancient Japanese art of tea ceremony.  Want a unique way to practice relaxation that captures your child’s attention … Continue reading

Butterfly Hugs

Want a quick, fun way to release stress or strong emotions?  Try the butterfly hug with your child today.  Developed by Lucina Artigas, M.A. in her work with survivors of the Acapulco Hurricane of 1997, the butterfly hug is a … Continue reading

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