How do you get the parent of, say, a young, challenging child to relax? How do you get anybody "who needs it" to relax?
When he ws 12, my middle son, high strung by nature, learned to relax by listening to nature tapes on his shoebox cassette player. It was his discovery. became how he went to sleep.
At Kitsap Mental Health yoga is offered for employees during the noon hour twice a week. Our yoga instructor, Kathleen, starts each session with calming, soothing guided imagery. Yoga's original purpose, after all, was to prepare a person for meditation.
Lucy Berliner of the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress recommended this YouTube video with "great audio (with clouds) for relaxation with kids." Guided imagery on demand as close as your computer. -gw