August 22

How to make a mindful art cool down jar with your child By, Vicktoria Molokin, LCPC

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THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Therapeutic Massage is a full body customized massage which includes the use of various techniques to include trigger point, deep penetrating hot/cold contrast, deep tissue, and swedish techniques (based upon individual assessment).

SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable.

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MANUAL THERAPY

Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy is a specialized body work technique that is provided by advanced trained licensed and certified health care practitioners such as nurses, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. This therapy applies repetitive pressure at lymph node sites and a stroking technique along lymph vessels that stimulates the movement of lymph fluid. This therapy assists with post surgical swelling and inflammation due to numerous heath complaints such as sinusitis, arthritis, gastritis, back pain, neck pain and more.

REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology – The principles of reflexology embody techniques designed to keep the body’s systems operating at peak efficiency. Providing gentle pressure along points in the feet can help achieve balance in the body by normalizing the function of the internal organs and stimulating the body’s natural healing process.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Trigger Point Therapy – A trigger point is a tight area within the muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referred pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger point massage therapy is specially designed to alleviate the pain at the source through cycles of isolated pressure and release. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can alleviate a lot of stress associated with chronic pain.

GERIATRIC MASSAGE

Geriatric Massage is designed to address the specific needs of the elderly. This type of massage uses gentle and light application of massage techniques with oil or lotion to permit your muscles to be worked on without excessive friction to the skin. Geriatric massage has been shown to relieve anxiety and provide comfort, especially to touch-deprived elderly clients.

 

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This activity can teach your child how difficult feelings can take hold and how to find peace and resiliency when these feelings come up. As your child uses this coping skill more often, they will be able to become resilient faster over time.

Step 1: Get a clear jar or plastic water bottle.

Step 2: Add water and glitter glue or clear glue into the container.

Step 3: Add glitter and seal the lid.

*There are many ways to do the cool down jars as pictured below. There is no wrong way to do it, just have fun and have your child help you with this fun  therapeutic art project.

You can use the following script as inspiration to talk to your child about how to deal with strong emotions or feel free to come up with your own mini lesson:

“Imagine that the glitter is like your thoughts when you are stressed, mad, sad, or upset. See how they whirl around and makes it really hard to see clearly? That’s why it’s so easy to make silly decisions when you are upset, because you are not thinking clearly. Decisions that you may regret later by something you may say or do. Don’t worry, all emotions are normal to have and it happens to everyone.

[Now put the jar in front of them]

Now watch what happens when you’re still for a couple of moments. Keep watching, you don’t need to touch the jar, just watch the glitter fall to the bottom. See how the glitter starts to settle and the water becomes clear. Your mind works the same way. When you’re calm for a little while, your thoughts start to settle and you start to see things much clearer. Then you are better at making positive decisions instead of things you may regret. It’s important for us to continue to practice how we can thoughtfully respond rather than emotionally react to what is going on around us when times get hard.

Whenever you child does get frustrated with dealing with difficult emotions have them use the cool down jar to help them calm down and cool off. Afterwards it will always be helpful to process their experience and help them validate their feelings.

Here are few of my favorite validating phrases:

  • “I know it’s hard to wait…..”
  • “That’s must have hurt…”
  • “It’s hard when you don’t do as well as you wanted to…”
  • “It feels bad to lose…”
  • “We all get angry when…”
  • “I can see you are feeling…”
  • “That can be really annoying…”
  • “I feel the same way when…”
  • “I bet you are sad because…”
  • “I know what you mean…”
  • “How can I help you?”

 

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This activity can teach your child how difficult feelings can take hold and how to find peace and resiliency when these feelings come up. As your child uses this coping skill more often, they will be able to become resilient faster over time.

Step 1: Get a clear jar or plastic water bottle.

Step 2: Add water and glitter glue or clear glue into the container.

Step 3: Add glitter and seal the lid.

*There are many ways to do the cool down jars as pictured below. There is no wrong way to do it, just have fun and have your child help you with this fun  therapeutic art project.

You can use the following script as inspiration to talk to your child about how to deal with strong emotions or feel free to come up with your own mini lesson:

“Imagine that the glitter is like your thoughts when you are stressed, mad, sad, or upset. See how they whirl around and makes it really hard to see clearly? That’s why it’s so easy to make silly decisions when you are upset, because you are not thinking clearly. Decisions that you may regret later by something you may say or do. Don’t worry, all emotions are normal to have and it happens to everyone.

[Now put the jar in front of them]

Now watch what happens when you’re still for a couple of moments. Keep watching, you don’t need to touch the jar, just watch the glitter fall to the bottom. See how the glitter starts to settle and the water becomes clear. Your mind works the same way. When you’re calm for a little while, your thoughts start to settle and you start to see things much clearer. Then you are better at making positive decisions instead of things you may regret. It’s important for us to continue to practice how we can thoughtfully respond rather than emotionally react to what is going on around us when times get hard.

Whenever you child does get frustrated with dealing with difficult emotions have them use the cool down jar to help them calm down and cool off. Afterwards it will always be helpful to process their experience and help them validate their feelings.

Here are few of my favorite validating phrases:

  • “I know it’s hard to wait…..”
  • “That’s must have hurt…”
  • “It’s hard when you don’t do as well as you wanted to…”
  • “It feels bad to lose…”
  • “We all get angry when…”
  • “I can see you are feeling…”
  • “That can be really annoying…”
  • “I feel the same way when…”
  • “I bet you are sad because…”
  • “I know what you mean…”
  • “How can I help you?”

 

Sign up for our upcoming week 6 MINDFUL  ART WORKSHOP

 

Sign up for our upcoming 6 week MINDFUL ART WORKSHOP

September 8 – October 13 Saturdays @ 11 AM

This activity can teach your child how difficult feelings can take hold and how to find peace and resiliency when these feelings come up. As your child uses this coping skill more often, they will be able to become resilient faster over time.

Step 1: Get a clear jar or plastic water bottle.

Step 2: Add water and glitter glue or clear glue into the container.

Step 3: Add glitter and seal the lid.

*There are many ways to do the cool down jars as pictured below. There is no wrong way to do it, just have fun and have your child help you with this fun  therapeutic art project.

You can use the following script as inspiration to talk to your child about how to deal with strong emotions or feel free to come up with your own mini lesson:

“Imagine that the glitter is like your thoughts when you are stressed, mad, sad, or upset. See how they whirl around and makes it really hard to see clearly? That’s why it’s so easy to make silly decisions when you are upset, because you are not thinking clearly. Decisions that you may regret later by something you may say or do. Don’t worry, all emotions are normal to have and it happens to everyone.

[Now put the jar in front of them]

Now watch what happens when you’re still for a couple of moments. Keep watching, you don’t need to touch the jar, just watch the glitter fall to the bottom. See how the glitter starts to settle and the water becomes clear. Your mind works the same way. When you’re calm for a little while, your thoughts start to settle and you start to see things much clearer. Then you are better at making positive decisions instead of things you may regret. It’s important for us to continue to practice how we can thoughtfully respond rather than emotionally react to what is going on around us when times get hard.

Whenever you child does get frustrated with dealing with difficult emotions have them use the cool down jar to help them calm down and cool off. Afterwards it will always be helpful to process their experience and help them validate their feelings.

Here are few of my favorite validating phrases:

  • “I know it’s hard to wait…..”
  • “That’s must have hurt…”
  • “It’s hard when you don’t do as well as you wanted to…”
  • “It feels bad to lose…”
  • “We all get angry when…”
  • “I can see you are feeling…”
  • “That can be really annoying…”
  • “I feel the same way when…”
  • “I bet you are sad because…”
  • “I know what you mean…”
  • “How can I help you?”

 

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