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Wellness Webinar: Stressbusting

Join us for our upcoming Wellness Webinar!

April 5th, 12- 1pm


We all encounter stress in our daily lives that at times can be difficult to manage – affecting the health of our body, mind, emotions and spirit. This is especially true as we navigate the many challenges stemming from the COVID 19 pandemic. Practical approaches are needed that can help kids, youth, parents and teachers better manage their stress. Webinar participants will learn some simple yet powerful techniques for calming our kids and ourselves despite what is occurring around us.


To be effective as a parent, teacher or caring professional, we need to foster our own wellness and resiliency. Then, we are grounded and better able to help and teach others – especially our kids and family. This Gentle Techniques Guide focuses on mind and body practices for helping kids manage stress and promote wellbeing.


Stress Busting Techniques

a. Animal Frolics: for warming up and having fun

b. Tummy Balloon Game: for calming down

c. Helicopter Spins: for energizing

d. Shaking: for releasing negative energy, thoughts, feelings

e. Head Holding: for lessoning anxiety or headaches

f. Finger Holds: for naming and managing emotions

g. Checking In: for thoughts and feelings


Click here to register

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