Students Calm down through Visualization

Mrs. Graff's class has been practicing visualization as a technique to help students calm down when they are feeling worried, frustrated, sad, or stressed. In this exercise, students are asked to imagine themselves in a place that makes them feel safe, comfortable, loved, and calm. Most students share that they imagine themselves hugging their parents, snuggling in their beds, and being close to their brothers and sisters. It is Mrs. Graff's hope that in times of crisis, students will be able to use this technique to help calm down so they are better able to make appropriate decisions.