Relaxation Practice

Forest of Calm

It’s back to school time and the perfect time to practice relaxation techniques with your kids!  Recently, the first graders and I created a “Forest of Calm” through the Vrksasana yoga pose, or “tree pose.” All of the kids gathered together to assume the tree poses and linked arms to create our forest. Your Forest …

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Re-Write the “Monster Under the Bed” Story

The Monster Under Your Bed is Just a Story In Your Head by Lisa Wimberger Loving this new book by Lisa Wimberger, founder of the Neurosculpting Institute, (  It’s perfect for introducing kids to neuroliteracy, the study of brain science and how it can be applied to create an empowering, self-regulated, and emotionally balanced life. …

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My Calm Colors Palette

My Calm Colors Palette

Did you know that by simply gazing upon a calming color, it can produce a calming effect on the body and mind?  When I was in Undergraduate school I worked in an engineering library that was colorscaped, as they called it, with special colors in mind to support the natural rhythms of light within the …

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Atmosphere of Wonder

I believe that each of us is born with an inherent natural sense of imagination and a propensity for wonder.  Every child, in their purest essence is a priest of priestess, an alchemist of imagination.  And to the extent that we, as parents, caregivers, educators or therapists can be a support to nurture and nourish …

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Relaxation Message In a Bottle

Writing can be a relaxation tool that can be accessed anywhere and everywhere!  Use it to feel better when there are thoughts swimming around inside.  Model for your child how journaling can relieve stressful thoughts or feelings that want to be released.  Show your child how the thoughts can be freed from inside the mind, …

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Superman Cool Down!

Welcome guest blogger, Rigby Buckner! It is my absolute delight to introduce to you a new guest blogger at Kids Relaxation! Rigby is a graduate student enrolled in the University of Denver’s Child, Family, and School Psychology Program. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a concentration in Elementary Education from Saint Michael’s College in …

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Slow Like a Sloth

This week in small group we are studying SLOTHS!   Until we slow down in the moment, and during life in general, relaxation practice isn’t effective or even very possible.  Slowing down in the first step in the relaxation response, it is a signal to our Central Nervous System that we are going to calm …

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Blast Off into Relaxation!

Blast Off into Relaxation!

We are having fun this week with outer space relaxation!  Just looking at pictures from outer space elicits a feeling of calm and serenity within me, so I am sharing this experience with my students.  Here are some discussion ideas and activities for you to try out in your relaxation practice with your child or …

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