Children learn to unwind, relax and control anger with this fun exercise known as “progressive muscular relaxation.” Children relate to the angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows him how to take a deep breath, calm down, and manage his anger. These effective stress and anger management techniques for children focus awareness on various muscle groups to create a complete resting of the mind and body. It is used by pediatric hospitals and doctors to decrease pain as an alternative or complimentary treatment.
The Journal of Behavioral Medicine did studies on 2000 which revealed that people using progressive muscle relaxation experienced increased relaxation by reducing levels of the stress hormone called cortisol. Muscular relaxation can have a positive impact on your child’s health and immune system.
This engaging story quiets the mind and relaxes the body so your child can let go of anger, relax and fall asleep peacefully.
Here are some immediate and long term benefits for children practicing progressive muscle relaxation:
- Ability to control anger
- Lower heart rate and breathing rate
- Increased blood flow throughout the body
- Reduced anger or general frustrations
- Increased sense of control over emotions and moods
- Decrease in generalized anxiety and anxiety produced phobias
- Decrease in panic attacks
- Increased self-esteem
- Improved concentration
Angry Octopus is available as an animated and interactive APP for the iPad.
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