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New Secret Garden Special Place Relaxation Mp4 Download!!

…she was inside the wonderful garden and she could come through the door under the ivy any time and she felt as if she had found a world all her own.   ~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden I love … Continue reading

Five Tips For Leading Relaxation Scripts with Kids

Be Relaxed To Help Relax:  When doing any sort of guided imagery, it is important to be in that space first before you attempt to guide anyone else.  Energy is important!  Your child will be able to feel if you … Continue reading

One Minute Relaxer: Lady Bug Pose With Deep Sensory Spots

As we enter the holiday season, it is the perfect time to practice quite time, nurturing and allowing the body the space and time to let go and deeply relax.  Give your child the gift of relaxation tools this holiday … Continue reading

High Protein Mood Enhancing Dessert

Brazil Nut Berry Apple Crisp   Here is a Zen Food recipe your kids will love!!! It features the Brazil Nut with it’s excellent source of fat and protein and high content of the mineral selenium.  Selenium is a mood … Continue reading

New Pinterest Board: Zen Foods For Kids

I am passionate about helping parents and kids find foods that promote a healthy nervous system and have a calming effect, especially when anxiety is a concern. I’ve been putting together a pinterest board that highlights recipes that contain “relaxation … Continue reading

This Being is Light–Seeing the Light in Your Child, Feeling The Light Within You

Sometimes while I am reading a book, it inspires my parenting and work with children.  This Life is Joy by Dr. Roger Teel did just that.  Released last week and found on amazon, (http://www.amazon.com/This-Life-Joy-Discovering-Powerfully/dp/0399165878/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412443508&sr=8-1&keywords=This+life+is+joy), this book awakened in me the remembrance … Continue reading

Communicate Like a Giraffe– language to stay relaxed

In my work as a school psychologist, I have found Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication principles to be incredibly supportive in the school environment.  When compassion and non-judgement are the foundations of communication, we do not engage the limbic brain in … Continue reading

RELAXATION TOOL: Emotional Freedom Technique for Kids

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an awesome tool to help kids return to calm. I was in a NYC workshop with Gabrielle Bernstein, author of Miracles Now and May Cause Miracles, a week ago.  She introduced us to EFT Specialist … Continue reading

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

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