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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 … Continue reading

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Happy Thought Bubbles

I just love it when ideas spontaneously produce themselves.  Just began one of my groups with this activity:  Happy Thought Bubbles. 1.  Discuss how a deep breath is a silent message to the body that it is “time to relax.” … Continue reading

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EFT Tapping Points Girl/Boy Posters

    EFT, known as the Emotional Freedom Technique, is an excellent emotional regulation and stress management tool for kids.  It involves tapping on specific points in the body.  By tapping on these points stress and energy blocks are released … Continue reading

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Empty The Mind Bucket

I was cleaning out a book cabinet, (one of my FAVORITE activities because I usually get caught up more in reading than cleaning), and came across an old old copy of a Dr. Norman Vincent Peale book called Stay Alive … Continue reading

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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

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Butterfly Hugs

Want a quick, fun way to release stress or strong emotions?  Try the butterfly hug with your child today.  Developed by Lucina Artigas, M.A. in her work with survivors of the Acapulco Hurricane of 1997, the butterfly hug is a … Continue reading

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Rocks and Floppy Socks

When I feel a strong emotion such as anger it can feel like a rock in my mind.  My mind will try to let it go, but the harder I try, the more it seems that the angry thoughts are … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Visual Aid for Deep Breathing Practice

  For some children, the concept of taking a deep breath is difficult to understand.  When I am working with some kids, especially kids with an autism spectrum disorder, they respond especially well to the use of a visual aid … Continue reading

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