relaxation activities

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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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 fifth grade girls that what’s really really special about each one of us comes from …

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Bedtime Relaxation Routine

A consistent, predictable, calming bedtime relaxation routine can make the difference of a good night’s sleep or not. Our brains and nervous systems thrive on predictability and routine in order to reach a state of calm. And, the more we experience a routine, over time our bodies and minds build the capacity for calm, automatically …

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The World Is Your Relaxation Playground

Buzzing with excitement over here!  In just a few short days, I will be embarking on a journey to Iceland, France (Paris), England (Glastonbury and Bath), and Ireland and will be taking Kids Relaxation with me.  My intent is to learn about how kids relax around the world and how parents, educators and therapists are …

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The Power of Mindfulness

Want to bring mindfulness into your life with kids?  My suggestion would be to try it out yourself first, really become familiar with it, establish your own practice,  THEN share it with the kids in your life.  Dr. Amy Salesman, in her book Still Quite Place, says, The only “goal” of mindfulness is to be …

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