just had to take a minute to let you know that the book, RELAX.calm,
arrived safely and I have been completely thrilled. I was able
to put it to use immediately and I think it is an outstanding resource.
The teens have something new and different that they are receptive
to. My supervisees are clamoring to borrow it - I tell them it
is in the "not yet" phase of book ownership.THANK YOU and kudos for outstanding
Cherie Spehar, MSW, LCSW, CTS
Child, Women and Family Therapist,Smiling Spirit Pathways,
I use the Ready, Set,
Release CD to play over the intercom system at school as a
testing strategy during State testing. It has been very beneficial
for out students.
I have found Ready…Set…RELAX to
be a useful tool in dealing with children who have been victims of
abuse. The child gains a sense of personal control as they choose
the guided imagery scenario that they feel is most helpful to them.
The child then dictates the scenario onto a cassette tape that they
can then use at any time they need. This is an ideal way to help
the child continue therapy outside of the session. It is also
a great way for parents to connect with the child.
Jeanne Drayer MSW, LCSW
Program is being put to excellent use here at Rick's House
of Hope in our work with bereaved children and those grieving parental
separation and divorce.
Rev. Robyn J. Plocher,
Founding Director, Rick's House of Hope
The activities in Ready…Set…RELAX are
well written, effective, and easy to use. I use them regularly in
my counseling groups."
Lynea Gillen, MS, School Counselor and
Coauthor of "Yoga Calm for Children"
a wonderful resource! As a juvenile probation officer, I facilitate
our Stress in Adolescence and Residential Treatment Curricula.
At the end of each session we use a relaxation exercise from the
manual, each session I hear the plea, “can we please listen
to more than one relaxation exercise?” The kids absolutely
love the visualizations, not only are we using them with clients,
our curriculum is utilized in the public education system and teachers
are reporting great success. Most recently we have begun using
the exercises to educate staff working with adolescents, developing
it into a tool to maintain positive mental health in their professional
lives. I would highly recommend utilizing this resource in your
Deborah Ciocco, Probation Officer II,
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Project
I would like to tell you
that I find the book, Ready…Set…RELAX very
good and very helpful for my son. The child psychologist that I
go to recommended it to me as she uses it here in the Children's
Hospital in Dublin. Keep up the good work!
Carol Clarke, email@example.com
I have been using
the Ready...Set...RELAX Program with 3rd, 4th and 5th
grade students and their teachers over the past three years.
I love the program for so many reasons. The student's gain pride
as they come to realize how capable they are of helping themselves
handle the big and little stresses in their lives. They look
forward to hearing each new script, and their teachers and I
look forward to their responses. The program lends itself well
to use with various books and activities that support self-awareness,
positive thinking, and creative problem-solving. Ready...Set...RELAX
has allowed me to focus more of my efforts toward prevention,
reach more students in a general education setting, and work
more closely with classroom teachers. Thank you for introducing
me to a wonderful and timely resource.
School Psychologist, Romulus and Flat Rock, Michigan