Services for Educators: Creative Relaxation ® for Children
Have you ever noticed how often adults tell children to calm down, relax, be still, or focus? But when do we teach children how to do these things? Relaxation is a skill like reading, math or basketball. Through instruction, understanding and practice, students can learn to be calmer and more focused.
Louise Goldberg, the founder of Relaxation Now, has more than 25 years experience with the Broward County School System working with both students and teachers in relaxation tecniques. She has conducted in-service training for faculty and has been part of the therapeutic team at Broward County center for the severly emotionally disturbed children, grades K-12. Most recently, Louise helped develop a pilot relaxation program for children with autism at a local elementary school. She has brought that program to other sites and teaches in-service training to implement the techniques. She has created an instructional DVD for teaching children with special needs. She has been published by the International Journal of Yoga Therapists, and has co-authored S.T.O.P. and Relax (c), a kit for teachers or parents to implement visual strategies for teaching yoga-based exercises and relaxation techniques.
Relaxation Now is the relaxation therapy program of Louise Goldberg, a licensed massage therapist and certified Yoga instructor practicing for over a twenty-five years in South Florida.
Ms. Goldberg has her Master's Degree in Education and a decade of teaching in public schools.
Photo Gallery - Creative Relaxation® Level 1, May 2011