Monday, October 12, 2015

Mindful Families Class at Lokavindu Yoga in Old Town

Mindful Families Class

Mindful Families
Relaxation techniques, meditation and yoga for families.
weekly class Sundays beginning October 18th
5pm to 6pm at Lokavindu Yoga
2802 Juan St. #21 Old Town San Diego Ca.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Tapping Workshop at Lotus Fitness 331 E St. Chula Vista, CA.

Tapping Workshop with Tania Franco

Emotional Freedom Technique Workshop
Sunday October 25th 10am to 12pm
at Lotus Fitness and Wellness
331 E St. Chula Vista, Ca.

Tapping is a combination of acupressure, cognitive behavioral therapy and NLP.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Guided Meditation For Children: A Caterpillar In The Garden

Photo by Tania Franco in Balboa Park San Diego, California

It has been important to me as a mother and a Psychotherapist to share with my 6 year old son relaxation techniques to help him manage daily stress effectively. One of the ways that I help my son relax is before bedtime: I give him a short massage using lavender massage oil and I guide him through a 10 minute meditation.

I share with you the script of one of his favorite meditations, A Caterpillar In The Garden:

(Read slowly, pausing now and then, with a calm voice)

Imagine that you are a little caterpillar in a beautiful garden
In this garden you feel safe and calm
You see many types of flowers (mention your child's favorite flowers)
Trees (mention their favorite trees)
And green grass all around you

You continue to walk around the garden

Listening to the different sounds
Smelling the fragrances in the air

Until you find a comfortable leaf to lay and rest in

Breathing in and out
Relaxing your feet
Your legs
With each breath feeling lighter
Your pelvis, hips and buttocks
Feeling how you are abdomen moves with your breath
Your back
Breathing in and out
Relaxing your shoulders
Arms and hands
Jaw, mouth, cheeks
Breathing in and out

Feeling your body soft and loose... 1...2...3...
Relaxed... 4... 5...6...
Breathing deeply... 7... 8...9...10.

I hope your child/children enjoy this meditation as much as my son does. Exposing children to different relaxation techniques strengthens their self-esteem, supports them in effective stress and emotional management.

-Tania Franco 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Taller en Tijuana: Manifiesta la Vida Que Deseas!

Manifiesta la Vida Que Deseas! Taller de Visualización Guiada y Creación de Póster de Vida
Sábado 10 de Octubre de 10am a 12pm
en Anjali
Calle Gardenias 4424 Fraccionamiento Las Palmas
$300 M.N. por persona