Let’s face it, no matter what your age, there are times when it’s hard to fall asleep. Anxiety can cause disruption to our sleep patterns, like worry about the first day of school for instance. For students, parents, or teachers having an effective bedtime routine can can make the difference between a bright and […]
I found this drawing by a student who was probably about eight when she drew it. She’s well into high school by now. It’s a picture of her “Worry Tree.” During relaxation we imagined a big tree where we put all our worries before we enter into our relaxation garden. She’s got a long list of worries. It may surprise you to see the kind of things that worry this kid.
Worry is imagining all the things that can go wrong. Its like creating a personalized haunted house in your head. Worry is illusions, smoke and mirrors, things that haven’t actually happened for real. This game helps us learn to laugh at the tricks of the mind and put the mind in it’s rightful place.