Family Relaxation

Relaxation Activity: Fly Like A Bird

The Chinese practice of Qigong coordinates the flowing, fluid movement of energy between the body, mind and breath.  It is so gentle and mindful!  This Fly Like A Bird activity is perfect for helping you and your child to align the mind and body for deep relaxation.  It also trains the body to move without …

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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 of my dreams.  I have applied this concept many times since hearing that speech.  Any …

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Love–The Greatest Relaxation Tool!

Love–The Greatest Relaxation Tool!

Feeling loved, feeling seen, feeling heard, and feeling cared are balms for the brain!   Brain science is reporting that the Prefrontal Cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher order thinking and problem solving, is at its maximum capacity when we perceive that we are safe, cared for, all our needs are met …

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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 fun, brilliant idea from the School Counselor at my school, Michelle Bourgeois, LCSW.  She uses …

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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 the easy to follow, step by step directions for basic poses such as the warrior …

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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 your child’s relaxation practice, making it a FUN and joyful experience. 1.  Parent Model.  Begin practicing …

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