Testimonials


PRACTITIONERS


Want to let you know that I received your materials — S.T.O.P. and Relax and the DVD. It really helped to see the two classes and of course to see you. I like the whole set up of the materials—especially the dots and feet! Of course, everything is clear, well thought out and easy to use.I love the “rock the baby”. I am a registered movement therapist and do Yoga for Special Children. I work at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Columbia Maryland. I’ve been there for about 7 years, teaching deaf children with moderate to severe disabilities. I see each child one on one for thirty minutes twice a week. Their syndromes run the gamut, and some of my kids are multiply handicapped.” ~ Connie B.
My students and I have been enjoying our S.T.O.P. and Relax course. I just finished an individual program with a boy and an 8-week class with 5 boys, 3 have Asperger’s and 2 are brothers of one of the boys (triplets). The kids frequently came in, sat down and said, “I love this class!” I am about to start another class because of interest generated by the parents talking to their friends.” ~ J. L., tutor of children with autism spectrum disorders
I finally started using your S.T.O.P. curriculum yesterday. It is great! I started with one student to get a feel for it. The student is a 5-yr. old boy with Asperger’s that I have been working with privately in his home for about 2 years. The session started right after arriving home from school without a play break. Yet he immediately was fully attentive and participated wonderfully to the 30-minute session, which isn’t always the case when he doesn’t get a breather before we start working together. I used my computer to play the CD for the breathing and cloud exercise. The curriculum is so well laid out and the ease of preparation and first session was so impressive yesterday, that I feel comfortable with forging ahead on my plan for a small group of students and their parent. Thank you for developing a wonderful product.” ~ Judy L.
Thank You! I am making plans now to implement this program in my adapted physical education classes.” ~ Physical Education Teacher, Hollywood, Florida
Our school psychologist referred me to you about your program. She says it is the best instrument around! She said it is the most effective program she has used and would recommend it to everyone in the counseling field.” ~ School counselor in Brooksville, Florida
Can’t even begin to tell you how happy I was to meet you today. I loved the presentation and my daughter and I just finished doing a few of them. She got right into it and it was clear that she was familiar with breathing from yoga at school. I asked her if she enjoyed it and she said “Oh yes.” I explained S.T.O.P. and told her this is for her to use when she has a bad day. Thanks for coming into our lives.” ~ Parent in Orlando, Florida

STUDENTS


I was about to take the test. I was very stressed. But I remembered ‘S.T.O.P.’ When I was done with the positions I was very relaxed.” – Brendan“I had to use ‘S.T.O.P.’ when I came to a problem I didn’t know.” ~ Norval
One student showed his mother how to relax
My mom was stressed, so I taught her to ‘S.T.O.P.’ and that really helped her to calm down.” ~ Angello
When I was playing my video game I was stuck on a part and I used ‘S.T.O.P.’ to help me beat the part of the level. It worked.” ~ Eric
The students are thrilled with their success and are continuing their self-calming practice!
I don’t know how they did it but they made relaxation work.” ~ Luke
She was taking my stuff without permission. While I was arguing with her, I remembered. I did ‘S.T.O.P.’ and I felt better.” ~ Ataliana
Every Saturday I use it for bowling.” ~ Jennifer
I know it works because when I get mad at my sister, I use it. Trust me, it works really good.” ~ Jayna

TEACHERS & PARENTS


Very comprehensive and detailed!”.“The S.T.O.P. acronym is great! Useful on the school bus, noisy cafeteria, etc.”
My daughter was nervous in the dentist’s chair. She spontaneously used the S.T.O.P. technique and was able to relax.”
One of my students usually becomes aggressive when upset. Today I reminded him to use the S.T.O.P. procedure. He calmed himself down!”
I LOVE the Student Story Books—a great reminder for kids who have trouble managing change.”
The Sample Lesson Plans and Storyline Lessons are great for parents or teachers new to the program.”
The Signs of Stress Checklist is excellent—helpful to parents in the home and classroom.”
I can use the Signs of Stress Checklist with my child’s therapists and physicians.”
The S.T.O.P. and Relax kit is a valuable tool for children who need visual cues—due to learning style, language impairment, or second language acquisition.”
The Instructor’s Cards have good descriptions of the poses and match the visual Cue Cards.”
Some of the students that I work with could not follow the verbal instructions for the postures. When I showed them the Cue Cards with the illustrations from the S.T.O.P. and Relax kit, they were immediately successful in doing the pose.”
The CD has excellent breathing instruction.”
The background music on the CD is very calming.”

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