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Stress and Anger Release Techniques for Kids by Susan Kramer


Contents

1. Aerobic Activities for Stress Relief in School
2. Benefits of Practicing Quiet Time
3. Benefits of Yoga with Learning Disabilities
4. Benefits of Yoga with Mixed Ages and Abilities
5. Biking for Stress Relief
6. Conquering Stress and Anger with Meditation Ebook
7. Walking Off Angry Feelings
8. Instant Anger Release Method - Very Useful
9. Instant Stress Release Technique
10. Intermediate Quiet Time Session to Reduce Stress
11. Jogging as Stress Relief for Kids
12. Kids and Teens Moving for Stress Relief
13. Kids Learn to Replace a Stubborn Attitude
14. Kids Managing Anger with Good Habits
15. Meditation for ADHD and all Kids
16. Relaxation Response Exercises in the LD Classroom
17. Stress Relief Lesson for Preschoolers
18. Taking a Walk for Stress Reduction in School
19. Walking Away Stress with a Guided Meditation
20. Water Play and Swimming for Stress Reduction
21. When Anger in Kids Can Be Useful


16. Relaxation Response Exercises in the LD Classroom


The objective of these two relaxation response exercises is to give students in the classroom a chance to unwind when stressed. Both use music and even breathing.

Ages: 5+

Preparation and Materials
Have a recorded piece of music ready to play, about 5 minutes in length. I have used the music to the 'Evening Song' from the opera "Hansel and Gretel" by E. Humperdinck. Any calming music is suitable. Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' is another relaxing selection.

Two Methods

1. Lying on the floor
Clear floor space. Have students hold hands and form a circle. When music begins, children drop hands, sit, and lie on their back in place, with feet pointed into center of circle. Arms rest at their sides, feet about one foot apart, eyes closed.

Students breathe in and out evenly for the duration of the music, and remain silent and still.

When music ends students open their eyes, sit up, stand up, stretch, and go to their next activity.

2. Sitting at a desk or table
Teacher can announce it is relaxation time, or begin to play the special music that is reserved for relaxation time.

Students stop what they are doing, let their arms hang at their sides or rest on their thighs, keeping their eyes open.

Students breathe in and out evenly for the duration of the music, and remain silent and still.

When music ends students resume their activities.

Note: I have found students become conditioned to sit or lie still by using the same piece of music over a period of time.

Article by Susan Kramer



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