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Heart Broadcasting Station: Listen To Your Love Song and Send It Out For Others To Hear!

When we remember to follow our hearts, we become more authentic, more joyful and sometimes spontaneously creative and energetic. Research from Heartmath, (www.heartmath.org), shows that our hearts are in fact a lot like a broadcast station.  When electrodes are placed on the body to measure heart rhythms, the electrical voltage measured is about 60 times …

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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 the mind and body for deep relaxation.  It also trains the body to move without …

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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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Top 10 Things to AVOID if you want a CALM Kid

As a school psych, I hear it all the time, “I sure wish my kiddo could relax.  He is soooooo active, just bounces off the walls.  He just goes goes goes until he drops at night!”  And I hear myself repeating these things over and over to help shift the situation.  Here are the top …

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Relaxation Gym: Workout One for Test Taking

With the increasing amount of testing that has been introduced to the educational system, students and educators alike are feeling more pressure around test performance and student outcomes.  It is ever more important that we train students for test taking success.  While effective instruction is essential, it is equally important that we help students to …

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