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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


9. Instant Stress Release Technique


Instant stress relief technique is a breathing practice that calms your mind and relaxes your body, so you can go on with what you need to do in a positive and self-confident way. It is for kids of all abilities. Even young children can learn this technique.

There are times when stress suddenly creeps up and you just want relief right now! This is the time to use this instant technique to help yourself. There may be times all through your life when it will come in handy, so it is worthwhile learning and practicing this easy technique at the age you are now.

I used it when I was a youngster and would be in a school dance performance. It helped me just before I would go onstage. And when I was older and became a ballet dancer I still used this practice for instant stress relief. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, this is a silent technique that no one else will even know you are doing. That's one of the beauties of it.

To begin at a moment's notice, take even and regular measured breaths, with all your attention on your breathing. This takes your mind off whatever is causing stress in the moment. You are giving yourself a mini rest.

Here's an example of even and regular breathing:
Breathe in count 1;
Breathe out count 2;
Breathe in count 1;
Breathe out count 2; and continue this pattern.

Just count the breaths in your head; no need to say them out loud. After a minute you will probably be calm and feel okay to continue with what you need to do. If you need to continue for 5 or 10 minutes that is okay as you are breathing at your own normal rate and not doing anything to hurt your body.

Use this silent "instant stress relief" as often as you need to at school, at home, while playing, at the store or wherever you are. Remember, no one will even know you are doing the even breathing practice, but you will get the benefits. Our breathing gets faster when we are upset or distressed. By choosing to breathe in an even pattern, like the example above, we regain peace and control once again. And when we feel peaceful and in control of our lives we are most productive, and do our best quality work.

Article by Susan Kramer


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