Managing anger

A Spoken Relaxation – On your little boat by Isabel Brooks

February 18, 2017
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Isabel Brooks Yoga teacher and ELSA A huge thank you to Isabel Brooks who is an ELSA and Yoga teacher. She has sent this lovely relaxation for you to try with children. Isabel has her own Facebook Page which I urge you to follow. Isabel has also written another blog post on the site and […]

What should an adult do when a child gets angry?

February 16, 2017
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I have been working on an ‘anger lapbook’ and thought I would do a poster to include in the pack. I then thought I would give this to everyone for free because it is so important to know about the stages of anger and how to deal with it. Pop this in your file, on […]

Melt like a snowman

December 16, 2016
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A nice calming activity reminder. Download:snowman

5 Star ‘Calm down’ breathing exercise

December 9, 2016
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I cannot take credit for this idea as I have seen it on Pinterest but thought I would make my own version. Hopefully it will help children to calm themselves down if stressed, anxious, angry or upset. Start with breathing in, then hold for a second, then out, then in, hold for second and so […]

What makes you feel chilled?

December 5, 2016
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What makes you chilled? Identify calming down techniques with the child. Download: what-makes-you-feel-chilled Christmas advent calendar (powerpoint) Christmas card craft Christmas worksheet pack Christmas emotion faces

Emotion bookmarks for Christmas

December 2, 2016
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Print and laminate these and the child can draw on them with dry wipe pen. They can draw the emotion face and write the emotion word. Make sure when cutting out you round off the point at the top if laminating. Download: christmas-bookmarks Christmas advent calendar (powerpoint) Christmas card craft Christmas worksheet pack Christmas emotion faces

The Voice of Reason

November 6, 2016
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A very simple CBT worksheet to help a child change their thoughts by questioning themselves on that thought. Download: the-voice-of-reason

Mind Monsters Poetry

September 6, 2016
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Mind Monsters Poetry I have written a poem for each Mind Monster and they are available in a little PDF book for free! However although they are free they are still copyright to me. You can use them in the classroom with children but they must not be shared or used in any other way […]

What do I want to talk about? – Art therapy exercise

August 16, 2016
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What do I want to talk about? What do I want to talk about? – I saw this idea on Pinterest for American School Counsellors so have adapted for ELSAs/Learning mentors but this could also be used in class by a teacher. It is an art therapy type exercise and will get children thinking about […]

Working with Emotion cards

April 8, 2016
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There are so many activities you can do just with a set of emotion cards. This set is huge with 222 different words on small cards. Print them out, laminate them and cut them all out (yes I know it will take a while but you really can do so much with them). To make […]