Breathing (Communitas Group 5)

WEBSITES

 

 

Writing & Journaling (Communitas Group 6)

RESARCH articles

  • Baikie, K. A., & Wilhelm, K. (2005). Emotional and physical health benefits of expressive writing. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 11(5), 338-346. doi: 10.1192/apt.11.5.338 Available from: http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/11/5/338
  • American Psychological Association: Gratefulness and heart health http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2015/04/grateful-heart.aspx

 BOOKS

 There are many books and other resources on journal writing, story telling, and poetry, and how they can contribute to your health and your life. Here are a few.

  • DeSalvo, Louise. (1999). Writing as a way to healing: How telling stories transforms our lives. New York, NY: Harper Collins.
  • Fox, John. (1997). Poetic medicine: The healing art of poem-making. New York, NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam.
  • Capacchione, Lucia. (1989). The well-being journal: Drawing upon your inner power to heal yourself. North Hollywood, CA: Newcastle Publishing.
  • Stone, Richard. (1996). The healing art of story telling: A sacred journey of personal discovery. New York, NY: Hyperion.
  • Rainer, Tristine. (1979). The new diary. New York, NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher.
  • Lee, John. (1994). Writing from the body: For writers, artists and dreamers who long to free your voice. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.

Relaxation and Stress Management

AUDIO

  • “Indigo Dreams: Relaxation and Stress Management Bedtime Stories for Children to Improve Sleep, Manage Stress and Anxiety” by Lori Lite
  • “Relaxation and Self-Regulation Techniques for Children and Teens: Mastering the Mind-Body Connection” by Dr. Mary Karapetian Alvord and Dr. Bonnie Zucker

 

BOOKS

  • Breathe, Chill: A Handbook of Games and Techniques Introducing Breathing, Meditation, and Relaxation to Kids and Teens, by Lisa Roberts, RYT, RCYT
  • The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids, by Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D. and Robin K. Sprague, LCPC