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3/15/12 11:22 A

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Thanks for the ideas and advice. Will def have to give it a try!

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1/26/12 11:13 P

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ALESSEMANN - emoticon for the emoticon advice about
how to communicate effectively with children !

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1/26/12 2:01 P

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That's great, re: deep breathing. I have taught many "at risk" kids, and h.s. students can be especially challenging. The more wound up they got, the softer I spoke. I worked hard at holding my body in a non challenging manner, loosely. They would often start paralleling my body language and tone of voice. A good teacher will tell you that generally, yelling in creases the stress and noise in a classroom. Speaking softly, so they have to work at hearing you, calms everyone down. Amy

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1/26/12 12:36 A

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1/25/12 11:21 P

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Deep breathing DOES work/help...
IF we can remember to do it.

Like many of us, I am still struggling
to adopt the habit of pausing when
stress starts escalating to BREATHE.

But, THIS is part of Spark's purpose -
to un-learn old, bad coping skills
and re-learn new, good coping skills.

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BLESSINGS !

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1/25/12 9:11 P

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Thanks for the info. I guess I hadn't really considered that some de-stressing activities are contagious and can actually help the situation overall. You did a great job not just coping with stress, but actually reducing it.
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1/25/12 8:57 P

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Thank you for that Blue Eyes I might try that when my brothers drive me up the wall.

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I work in a fast paced high stress healthcare environment. Today while dealing with a particularly stressful situation, I reminded myself to breath deeply and exhale slowly, I call this the "smell the roses~blow out the candles" method. I instantly felt myself begin to relax which is great, even more great was the fact that the demented elderly gentleman that I was attempting to assist started mirroring my breathing pattern and the situation was de-esclalated fairly quickly. It was a win-win situation....had to share!

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