R.E.L.A.X. Club


The R.E.L.A.X Club (relax, enjoy, learn, appreciate, expand) is a relaxation group for 2nd grade students based on a research-based program called “Ready…Set…R.E.L.A.X” by Jeffrey S. Allen, M.Ed. and Roger J. Klein, Psy.D. The R.E.L.A.X. club is intended for children who demonstrate increased stress, nervousness, worry, sadness, or anxiety either in school or at home.

The R.E.L.A.X program consists of scripts read along with soft music which are intended to help children learn to relax and think in a positive way. Examples are statements such as: I am filled with creative energy; I feel love and joy in my life; I enjoy using my imagination; I am positive minded; I enjoy learning new things; I learn about people before I judge them, I tell someone I trust when I hurt inside. The scripts include muscle relaxation, deep breathing and positive imagery exercises.

Participation in the program is limited and need-based. 
Children must have the attention and behavior skills necessary to sit quietly, listen to and follow along when the scripts are read, in order to benefit from the goals of the club. Parent permission is required for students to participate. The R.E.L.A.X club meets on Tuesday mornings at 8:30, so participating students need to be transported to school by that time. 

For more information or to discuss whether this program may benefit your child, please contact:
Shira Cohen, school psychologist