New Kids Program Nurtures Caring and Compassion for Others
Jul 01, 2015 02:20AM
Kelly Grich, certified in pediatric massage and relaxation therapy, has combined her years of experience working with young children with her training as a licensed massage therapist to offer two new youth services in Trumbull. She has created Kids in Harmoni Friendship Clubs for toddlers and preschoolers and relaxation sessions for adolescents and teens.
Kids in Harmoni – which means peace in Norwegian – nurtures caring, kindness and compassion for self and others through cooperative group games and activities, affirmations, yoga stories, crafts, and gratitude and mindful activities. The friendship clubs also include soulful stories from authors such as Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Deepak Chopra and Thich Nhat Hanh, guided meditations and more for both toddlers and preschoolers and their parents.
In this fast-paced world, adolescents and teens are often overscheduled and experience social, academic and athletic pressures, along with poor sleeping and eating habits. Grich’s new relaxation sessions combine a Swedish massage with guided meditations that are specific for their ages to help them release stress, reduce anxiety, manage anger, improve memory and concentration and promote positive thinking. During each session, the parent sits close by and the child remains fully clothed; shorts and tank top are recommended.