Ready, Set, R.E.L.A.X. Testimonials
"I just had to take a minute to let you know that the book, RELAX.calm, arrived safely and I have been completely thrilled. I was able to put it to use immediately and I think it is an outstanding resource. The teens have something new and different that they are receptive to. My supervisees are clamoring to borrow it - I tell them it is in the "not yet" phase of book ownership.THANK YOU and kudos for outstanding work!"
-- Cherie Spehar, MSW, LCSW, CTS, Child, Women and Family Therapist,Smiling Spirit Pathways, Apex, NC
"I use the Ready, Set, Release CD to play over the intercom system at school as a testing strategy during State testing. It has been very beneficial for out students.
-- Mary Ward
"I have found Ready…Set…RELAX to be a useful tool in dealing with children who have been victims of abuse. The child gains a sense of personal control as they choose the guided imagery scenario that they feel is most helpful to them. The child then dictates the scenario onto a cassette tape that they can then use at any time they need. This is an ideal way to help the child continue therapy outside of the session. It is also a great way for parents to connect with the child."
-- Jeanne Drayer MSW, LCSW
"The Ready…Set…RELAX Program is being put to excellent use here at Rick's House of Hope in our work with bereaved children and those grieving parental separation and divorce."
-- Rev. Robyn J. Plocher, Founding Director, Rick's House of Hope
"The activities in Ready…Set…RELAX are well written, effective, and easy to use. I use them regularly in my counseling groups."
-- Lynea Gillen, MS, School Counselor and Coauthor of "Yoga Calm for Children"
"Ready…Set…RELAX is a wonderful resource! As a juvenile probation officer, I facilitate our Stress in Adolescence and Residential Treatment Curricula. At the end of each session we use a relaxation exercise from the manual, each session I hear the plea, “can we please listen to more than one relaxation exercise?” The kids absolutely love the visualizations, not only are we using them with clients, our curriculum is utilized in the public education system and teachers are reporting great success. Most recently we have begun using the exercises to educate staff working with adolescents, developing it into a tool to maintain positive mental health in their professional lives. I would highly recommend utilizing this resource in your environment!"
-- Deborah Ciocco, Probation Officer II, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Project
"I would like to tell you that I find the book, Ready…Set…RELAX very good and very helpful for my son. The child psychologist that I go to recommended it to me as she uses it here in the Children's Hospital in Dublin. Keep up the good work!"
-- Carol Clarke
"I have been using the Ready... Set... RELAX Program with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and their teachers over the past three years. I love the program for so many reasons. The student's gain pride as they come to realize how capable they are of helping themselves handle the big and little stresses in their lives. They look forward to hearing each new script, and their teachers and I look forward to their responses. The program lends itself well to use with various books and activities that support self-awareness, positive thinking, and creative problem-solving. Ready...Set...RELAX has allowed me to focus more of my efforts toward prevention, reach more students in a general education setting, and work more closely with classroom teachers. Thank you for introducing me to a wonderful and timely resource."
-- Katie Gindin, School Psychologist, Romulus and Flat Rock, MI
Ready, Set, RELAX . . .
reduces stress from children's lives
helps teens overcome anxiety
helps young people build confidence