Body Sense

Autumn 2011

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assage in Bullying, In the quiet of a school-day afterno gives his classmate a "bear walk," w thrown in for good measure. It's no massage, and it's working to preven decrease aggression in school-age c SooThing Salve Science has shown us that touch is an impor of every child's development. Its importance doesn't stop at infancy, but continues throug creating happy, healthy, stress-free individua Programs to teach this important lesson successfully implemented in the classroom f An example of a protocol that works is the M Program (MISP), which teaches elementary massage strokes they can use with each oth Massage in a school environment has bee By Rebecca Jones childrens' concentration levels and their abi with their schoolwork, but there are even m implications. Schools where MISP has been anecdotally reported decreased bullying and increase in children's self-esteem and empat aT The TeacherS' reqUeST MISP was created more than 10 years ago by an educator and massage instructor in Mont and Mia Elmsater, an educator and massage Sweden. Today, the program is in hundreds countries, and is especially popular in the U 6 Body Sense

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