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I think my favorite thing about counseling classes was learning relaxation, visualization, and meditation. Have you ever relaxed deeply enough that it feels like you're sleeping when you're really awake? Kids love that feeling, too, so I always teach meditation as part of my small group counseling classes.
The book I use is Starbright - Meditations For Children by Maureen Garth. Basically it's just a collection of guided imagery and visualizations that take children to a safe place mentally and emotionally so they can physically
unwind and relax.
And just this week, I found this really good blog post about Meditation For Kids. I can't wait to try the lavender rice basket!
Lavender-scented rice, a stick, and some letter puddles!
What works for you when you're helping kids learn to relax?