Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, however it can also be a stressful time too, especially for children.

There is the serious issue of overwhelm, anxiety and more negative emotions:

  • Which presents do you want? Endless decisions
  • What part do you get in the school performance?
  • Can Santa see me all the time?
  • Remembering words to the songs?
  • Standing in front of hundreds of people to “perform”
  • Elves and Santa-Cams and threats of bad behaviour resulting in less presents
  • Does Santa love me? As much as my friend?
  • Picking up on stressed parents?
  • Overhearing conversations saying negative things about other family members?
  • Writing and receiving (or not) Christmas cards
  • What are we doing in class today?
  • Where’s my school routine gone completely
  • How does Santa get into the house?
  • Why does he come in my room with the stocking?
  • Sugar and food overload
  • Expectations of behaviour and interactions with others
  • and more….

 

As a parent there are things you do to support your child or children in this festive time.

Touch is a wonderful gift – we all know about baby massage and the wonderful oxytocin hormone which is releases for both baby and parent doing the massage – the happy hormone flowing between both. Supporting and nurturing and creating a wonderful bond.

You can do massage at any age and story massage is a wonderful way to do this  – especially with Christmas songs and carols. Children love this and they can share the idea with you too! An absolute win win!

Why am I telling you this? Well firstly its something you can do by yourself, but if you want more support I have an interactive playbook and video series all around the topic of Christmas Calm – all for £15.99

The benefits:

  • Reduce the stress hormones that are whooshing around your child’s body
  • Create a nurturing, calming space for you and your child to be present in
  • Ability to connect to your child in a positive & fun way
  • Oxytocin the happy hormones flows through both child & parent and overrides the negative stress hormones that were present before
  • Freedom to use simple tools you can use at any time – from walking to/from school, cuddle time, bedtime and more
  • Enhance that special parent-child bond at a time of anxiousness and worries
  • Create a positive sleep environment
  • Support your child as they go through the day at school with a lack of routine
  • Help your child to know they are loved unconditionally, regardless of behaviour
  • Create positive memories over the festive period

What do you get?

  • An interactive playbook full of tools for your Christmas calm.
  • Story Massage 20 page Ebook and 6 part video series
  • Top 10 tips for Christmas Calm
  • Positive visualisations to do with your child (Christmas angel visualisation and snow visualisation)
  • 20 Mindfulness activities to do with your child
  • 5 days from the “Balance and Calm Toolkit for Christmas Calm” (including Christmas Eve with bonus calming ideas!)

All for just £15.99 – which you can use every year!

Buy your Christmas Calm pack which includes story massage videos and interactive playbook for £15.99 here – you can sign up here and I will email you the interactive playbook