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Circle Time Sessions for Relaxation and Imagination

Circle Time Sessions for Relaxation and Imagination

February 2007 | 96 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Emotional health is a key concern in classrooms nowadays, and the ideas within this book are a fresh approach to delivering and supplementing the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) programmes outlined in the Primary National Strategy' - Youth in Mind

Young people have to cope with stress yet often are given little or no practical help, nor are they taught coping strategies.

Using the popular technique of Circle Time, this book provides a range of exercises to promote relaxation, inner confidence and a positive sense of self through the use of visualisation. These strategies are already established in other walks of life, such as sport, and will build on emotional literacy work as part of the PSHE curriculum.

The exercises are also accompanied by questions, discussion prompts and worksheets. This book will be useful for all adults who want to provide young people aged 8 upwards with the tools to assist emotional development.

A Relaxation Exercise
Learning to relax the body  
Row Your Boat
A visualisation for generating wellbeing and inner peace inner peace  
The Giant Within
Creating a big person internally  
The House that Peace Built
Creating peaceful spaces within and exploring the fact that there are many aspects to ourselves  
Mirror, Mirror On My Wall
Building a positive internal image of ourselves based on acceptance  
The Happy Forest
A visualisation and wellbeing exercise for generating warmth towards oneself  
Sky Dance with An Eagle
Promoting inner peace and wellbeing  
Butterfly Valley
A visualisation exercise for building confidence  
Learning to let go of troublesome and persistent thoughts  
The Roar of the Crowd
Taking on challenges and becoming a winner internally  
Quick Fixes and Tune Ups
Bow and Arrow
A visualisation exercise for dispersing of negative emotion  
The Tap
Turning off negative emotions and recognising choice in going with or against an emotion  
Receptive Hands
Creating openness towards the challenge of learning  
A mental preparation for sitting exams  
Start of Day Positive Focus 1
Creating a climate of positive interaction  
Start of Day Positive Focus 2
Creating a climate of positive interaction  
Ball of Light
A circle game for developing goodwill amongst a class or a group  
From Buds to Flowers
Working towards a wholesome future self  

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ISBN: 9781412920186

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