Websites:  (background information)   (specifically for the classroom)


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 Ready, Set, Relax program is designed to help reduce children’s stress and anxiety by means of progressive muscle relaxation, active imagination (guided visualization) techniques, and positive self-talk. An adult reads the motivating visualization scripts aloud, (scripts include such topics as “Toy Store Trip” and “Time Travel”), while the children relax and listen, meanwhile learning self-calming techniques that they can use anytime.

This stress-intervention program can be used at home, in school, counseling groups, and hospital or clinical settings. Recommended for use with children aged six through twelve. Paperback. 190 pages.

Cool Cats, Calm Kids

Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People. Written by Mary L. Williams, Illustrated by Dianne O’Quinn Burke

This clever book tells us that cats have nine secrets for keeping cool and calm, and then reveals them to us one by one, showing us how to relax like cats.  A fun introduction to stress management. Expressive black and white drawings. 27 pages. Paperback.

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