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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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Bathtime Relaxation

I think bath time is THE perfect place to practice relaxation.  When my daughters were little, I would bring in the bubbles, turn down the lights, create a bouquet of flowers from the garden, play some soft music and diffuse … Continue reading

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Anchors Away! Energy Transformation For Kids

When energy is scattered, out of control, and “all over the place,”  it is very hard for kids to calm down.  Here are some grounding techniques that can help you and your child re-center, re-focus, and calm the body for … Continue reading

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Clouds! The Ultimate Inspiration For Relaxation

During the summer months, I love to walk barefoot in the grass, smell wild flowers, and lie on the ground looking up at the fluffy clouds passing by.  As a kid I would love to find animals, mythical creatures, and … Continue reading

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Move The Target: Visualization To Lessen The Stress of Conflict

I often have kids in my office that are feeling sad, worried, or angry related to something that others have said or done.  Sometimes there’s a bully on the playground.   Maybe they’ve had an argument with a parent or … Continue reading

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Online Meditation Class This Wednesday!

Spring is the perfect time to release stressors and do some spring cleaning of your mind!  Join me online this Wednesday where I will be hosting an Intro to Neurosculpting® Meditation class for adults:  parents, educators and therapists.  This brain-science … Continue reading

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