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Fingerhold Practice for Managing Emotions and Stress (handout)

The fingerhold practice is a simple technique that combines breathing and holding each finger. Practicing fingerholds can help to manage emotions and stress. It is a useful practice for both adults and children, and you can use the technique for yourself and/or with another person.

Resources for Grounding, Emotional Regulation & Relaxation for Children and Their Parents (handout)

This handout describes several practices for grounding, emotional regulation, and relaxation that are useful for adults and children. The practices described in the handout include Draw a Safe Place, Bedtime Beads (adapted from Natalie Caufield), deep breathing exercises, Personal Thermometer, SOS (Slow down, Orient, Self-check), and Progressive Muscle Relaxation.

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