The Drive Thru Menu Relaxation and Stress Buster Exercises are designed for and applicable to a variety of people and are multi-generational in their appeal. Using ideas borrowed from other well known techniques such as Yoga, Tai Chi and meditation, the Drive Thru Menu exercises are packaged in a way that makes it easier to teach coping skills in situations where time is limited.
Using the Relaxation and Stress Busters Menus throughout the day helps individuals feeling stress control their emotions more effectively. With practice and familiarity some may learn and acquire the habits of self-management and control. Classrooms, treatment centers, nursing homes, group homes and community-based centers can all utilize these exercises as part of their daily routine. Practice makes perfect. With these exercises practice creates peace, soothes the mind and improves coping skills for life’s challenges.
The Relaxation Menu exercises utilize visualization and meditation to achieve a sense of tranquility and peacefulness.
The Stress Buster Menu exercises utilize active, dynamic movements to relieve stress.
Posters featuring a menu of 10 exercises.
Wall Poster for Relaxation and Stress Busters Exercises: Each poster is 19-1/2″ x 27″ and is illustrated with a menu of 10 exercises. The posters are on heavy paper and can easily be laminated for heavier usage.
Laminated Sheets for Relaxation and Stress Busters Exercises:. These 8-1/2″ x 11″ laminated sheets are a smaller representation of the posters. On the opposite side are easy to follow short directions for each exercise. Great for home AND for the therapist needing to carry them from school to school. Packaged in a zip lock bag with a sticky back hook and 2 magnets that can be attached to the sheet and then placed on a magnetic surface.
Card Decks: By popular demand! Each of the pictures from both the Relaxation and Stress Busters Menus are on a card size varnished heavy paper stock and neatly stored in a plastic reuseable card box. Fits perfectly into a backpack or a therapy bag! One side has the picture and the other side has brief instructions on how to do the exercise. Great for those overwhelmed by an entire poster…Or, put several on a key ring and carry them around…Or, scatter them on the floor, hop to them, turn one over and perform the exercise. Endless possibiliites! 20 cards.
Complete kits featuring
Posters, Manual & DVD
Each 19-1/2″ x 27″ poster displays a menu of 10 exercises. The Leader’s Manual provides all the information needed to conduct the program. It is divided, like the posters into 2 main sections. Each section lists the 10 exercises from the poster, explains its purpose, how to prepare for the exercise, how to do the exercise and possible ways to vary and adapt the exercises.
On this 63-minute DVD you will see and hear the author, Tere Bowen-Irish, give an overview of the Drive Thru Menu program. Listen to her specific explanations and rational for each poster and exercises as she conducts a live, interactive session of all 20 exercises with elementary-aged children.