Rebecca Reader. Much Marcle Primary School. Herefordshire
Over the period of the six months that the Creative Relaxation team worked with my class I noticed a change in the children; the children were calmer, working more successfully in groups, listening to each other and more focused. I continue to use the relaxation techniques that Nelly and Pilar taught me and would recommend the technique to other teachers.
Diane Martinho – Oxford Gardens Primary School
The children in my class were quite boisterous and I found their behaviour challenging at times. The Creative Relaxation team taught my children how to relax and this was a process I continued with my class every afternoon. I noticed my class become a lot calmer in the afternoons and they were a lot more manageable. Through working with the Creative Relaxation team my class learnt for to be calm, how to trust each other and how to express their thoughts. I still use these calming relaxation exercises now with my new class. I would recommend this to all teachers who want a calm, happy classroom environment.
JAS Leverton. Headteacher Glade Primary School. Redbridge. London.
“We taught the relaxation to the children before their SATS and we noticed a marked improvement. Generally children have done their best in their SATS, they have achieved their full potential. After learning Creative Relaxation, they seem to have a new coping mechanism. They do the relaxation before they take any test and it seems to take the edge of. I have sensed a real difference in the children, a disruptive boy has been A STAR! Sometimes they just shut down and think that they can’t do it, but this time it has flowed out onto the paper.”
Sarah Hennessy Special needs teacher, Glade Primary School. Redbridge. London
“Children have been responsive to the technique. They are excited about Creative Relaxation classes. After the class they are relaxed. One of the children that I expected to be silly about the technique is ‘absorbed’ by it, he said he uses it at home in bed.”
Sue Emmett. Yr 2 teacher. Glade Primary School. Redbridge, London
“I notice the atmosphere in the class is very different after the relaxation. Children are more relaxed and focused, they listen quietly.”
Marion Laing: Secondary school Drama Teacher. Ilford Ursuline High School Redbridge London
“The children enjoyed giving feedback after the relaxation because they knew they couldn’t get the answers wrong since it was based on their own experience. I was impressed with how quick the technique is for children.”
Luis Agar. Education teacher at the Rio Frio- National Primary School in Arcos de la Frontera- Cadiz, Spain
“I have taught the Creative technique for 20 years in a State Primary School, where the ages of the children range from 8-13 years old. The benefit of the technique for the children has been evident in improvements to their behaviour, (with repercussions for their personalities at a deeper level) and on the academic level, the children show a better classroom attitude and improved attention span and memory performance (as measured by tests). “
Isabel Gimenez Latorre.Teacher. ’Ceip Mare de Deu de Montserrat“’ school in Castellbisbal, Barcelona.
“Creative relaxation helps to increase the number of personal skills and strategies a student has at his or her disposal (attention, concentration, memory) and also helps them to know how to function better in tense situations in their academic or personal lives. Relaxation techniques are necessary for opening the door to all sorts of activities and are excellent tools for managing the tensions which are very often part and parcel of life, and in particular life at school.”