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Progressive Relaxation

Heart of Gold

We always hear “heart of gold” being used to describe someone’s loving and generous presence.  Today in my girls’ group, we talked about how to take care of our own hearts, which are our inner gold.  I explained to the … 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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Superhero Powers

Superheros are rocking our world this summer!  With Avengers making record financial history, everywhere you turn in shopping land, a superhero is ready to greet you.  Last night I was the superhero of my own dream.  Before I fell asleep, … Continue reading

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Magic Wand Progressive Relaxation

A few years ago, I wrote a poem for preschoolers entitled “Butterfly on My Nose.”  It was designed to guide preschoolers through progressive relaxation activity while relaxing their face muscles ( My preschoolers have since grown up, but they are … Continue reading

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Progressive Relaxation Jingle

Pull your hands into very tight fists. Ahh, let them go with a swish, swish, swish. Squeeze tight, tight, tight with all your might. Now just relax and make them light. Curl your toes into a ball. Now let them … Continue reading

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Progressive Relaxation Resources

Websites:  (background information)   (specifically for the classroom) Books: Ready, Set, R.E.L.A.X. A Research Based Program of Relaxation, Learning and Self Esteem for Children by Jeffrey S. Allen, M.ED. and Roger J. Klein, Psy.D The … Continue reading

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Progressive Relaxation: The Butterfly On My Nose

This poem was written as a progressive relaxation for relaxing the face. Preschoolers and toddlers can listen to an adult read it and perform the actions included as it is read. Tell children to pretend like there is a butterfly … Continue reading

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