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Happiness

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Motivation

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Sport Psych

Martial Arts



POPULAR ARTICLES

Crazy-Makers: Dealing with Passive-Aggressive People

Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!

When You Have Been Betrayed

Struggling to Forgive: An Inability to Grieve

Happy Habits: 50 Suggestions

The Secret of Happiness: Let It Find You (But Make the Effort)

Excellence vs. Perfection

Depression is Not Sadness

Conflict in the Workplace

Motivation: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic

Promoting Healthy Behavior Change

10 Common Errors in CBT

What to Do When Your Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Marriage

Rejection Sensitivity, Irrational Jealousy and Impact on Relationships

For Women Only: How to Have the Relationship of Your Dreams

What to Do When Your Partner's Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Relationship

Making Attributions for a Healthier Attitude

Happiness is An Attitude

Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Guide to How to Set Achieveable Goals

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

Co-Dependency: An Issue of Control

The Pillars of the Self-Concept: Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy

Catastrophe? Or Inconvenience?

POPULAR AUDIOS

Panic Assistance

Motivational Audios

Mindfulness Training

Rational Thinking

Relaxation for Children

Change Yourself--Don't Wait for the World to Change

Loving Kindness Meditation

Self-Esteem Exercise

Meadow Relaxation

Rainy Autumn Morning

Energizing Audios

Quick Stress Relief

Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Lies You Were Told

Choosing Happiness

Lotus Flower Relaxation

Audio Version of Article: Crazy-Makers: Passive-Aggressive People

Audio Version of Article: Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!

Audio Version of Article: Happiness Is An Attitude

All Audio Articles





Kindle Books by Dr. Monica Frank





RECENT ARTICLES

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20 Steps to Better Self-Esteem

7 Rules and 8 Methods for Responding to Passive-aggressive People

5 Common Microaggressions Against Those With Mental Illness

What to Expect from Mindfulness-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (MCBT) When You Have Depression and Anxiety

Does Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Lack Compassion? It Depends Upon the Therapist

When Needs Come Into Conflict

What to Do When Anger Hurts Those You Love

A Brief Primer On the Biology of Stress and How CBT Can Help

50 Tools for Panic and Anxiety

Coping With Change: Psychological Flexibility

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Ending a Bad Relationship

I'm Depressed. I'm Overwhelmed. Where Do I Start?



NEW AUDIOS

Hot Springs Relaxation

5 Methods to Managing Anger

Panic Assistance While Driving

Autogenic Relaxation Training

Rainbow Sandbox Mindfulness

Mindfulness Training

Riding a Horse Across the Plains

Cityscape Mindfulness

Change Yourself--Don't Wait for the World to Change

The Great Desert Mindfulness

Tropical Garden Mindfulness

Thinking Your Way to a Healthy Weight

Lies You Were Told

Probability and OCD

Choosing Happiness

Magic Bubbles for Children

Lotus Flower Relaxation

Cloud Castles for Children

Hot Air Balloon Motivation

Day of Fishing Mindfulness

Audio Version of Article: Struggling to Forgive: An Inability to Grieve

All Audio Articles

Free Relaxation Audios for Children

  • Rainbow Sandbox Mindfulness
  • Bouncing Ball Mindfulness
  • Magic Book Relaxation
  • Magic Forest
  • Magic Bubbles
  • Cloud Castles

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    Rainbow Sandbox Mindfulness

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    Bouncing Ball Mindfulness

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    Magic Book Relaxation

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    Magic Book Relaxation

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    Magic Forest

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    Magic Forest

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    Magic Bubbles

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    Magic Bubbles

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    Cloud Castles

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    Rainbow Sandbox Mindfulness

    This relaxation for children (and the young at heart) describes experiencing a gigantic colorful sandbox. It teaches children to be mindful of the sights and sounds of their experience. Mindfulness is often natural for children and this audio helps to enhance their ability to focus in a mindful way. About 15 minutes.

    sand castle This may be used while sitting or lying down in a quiet, comfortable place.  Just close your eyes and listen without trying to force yourself to relax.  If your mind wanders, gently bring yourself back to focus on the words.

    This audio may be used for sleep. Just allow yourself to gently drift off. You may awaken whenever you are ready. Relaxation at bedtime allows for a more restful sleep.

    Do not use while operating a car!

    With Great Thanks to

    My special 7-year-old twitter friend, Darwin @darwinkochis (name used with permission) came up with the idea for this audio and helped by reviewing the script as I developed it.

    Bouncing Ball Mindfulness

    This relaxation for children (and the young at heart) describes following a bouncing ball on an adventure. It teaches children to be mindful of the sights and sounds of their experience. Mindfulness is often natural for children and this audio helps to enhance their ability to focus in a mindful way. It also teaches slow breathing and helps with relaxation. About 12 minutes.

    This may be used while sitting or lying down in a quiet, comfortable place.  Just close your eyes and listen without trying to force yourself to relax.  If your mind wanders, gently bring yourself back to focus on the words.

    This audio may be used for sleep. Just allow yourself to gently drift off. You may awaken whenever you are ready. Relaxation at bedtime allows for a more restful sleep.

    Do not use while operating a car!

    Magic Book Relaxation

    Old Book image This relaxation for children (and the young at heart) describes finding a magic book that creates pleasant images from your mind. It guides you through discovering a special place and teaches mindful imagery and relaxation. About 19 minutes.

    This may be used while sitting or lying down in a quiet, comfortable place.  Just close your eyes and listen without trying to force yourself to relax.  If your mind wanders, gently bring yourself back to focus on the words.

    This audio may be used for sleep. Just allow yourself to gently drift off. You may awaken whenever you are ready. Relaxation at bedtime allows for a more restful sleep.

    Do not use while operating a car!

    Magic Forest

    Magical Forest image This relaxation for children (and the young at heart) focuses on a trip through a magical forest and meeting the different animal guides during the adventure. Assists with sleep. Choose imagery based upon what seems pleasant for you.

    This may be used while sitting or lying down in a quiet, comfortable place.  Just close your eyes and listen without trying to force yourself to relax.  If your mind wanders, gently bring yourself back to focus on the words.

    Although it describes gradually coming back to full awareness at the end of the exercise, some people use this to help with sleep.  They just tell themselves to ignore the directions to become more aware.

    Do not use while operating a car!

    Magic Bubbles

    Magic Bubbles image
    Audio relaxation exercise for children (and the young at heart) which transports the child to a colorful, imaginative place in which to delight. It uses imagining blowing bubbles as a way to slow the breathing. Great for relaxing at bedtime to create a gentle, pleasant sleep!

    Once the child has listened to this a few times, s/he may be able to use the blowing bubbles technique at other times to help calm him or herself.

    This may be used while sitting or lying down in a quiet, comfortable place. Just close your eyes and listen without trying to force yourself to relax. If your mind wanders, gently bring yourself back to focus on the words.
    Although it describes gradually coming back to full awareness at the end of the exercise, some people use this to help with sleep. They just tell themselves to ignore the directions to become more aware.

    Do not use while operating a car!

    Cloud Castles

    Audio relaxation exercise for children (and the young at heart) which tells the story of an adventure riding in a hot air balloon. It describes seeing the forest friends and visiting the cloud castles in the sky. Great for helping children to relax and sleep at night.

    This may be used while sitting or lying down in a quiet, comfortable place.  Just close your eyes and listen without trying to force yourself to relax.  If your mind wanders, gently bring yourself back to focus on the words.

    Do not use while operating a car!


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