Looking for Digital Resources for your Child or Adolescent Therapy Practice?
The Virtual Calm Down Kit gives you all the tools you need to teach coping skills, address big emotions like anger and fear, and work through behavior issues (even if your sessions have to be online!)
Does this sound like you?
• You are worrying about how you will hold kids’ attention over virtual sessions when they are already overloaded with screen time
• You are struggling to find digital resources and therapy worksheets that don’t require kids to print anything off
• You are tired of spending hours searching for CBT tools that really engage kids and help them work through their emotions and behaviors
• You are exhausted and overwhelmed with learning all of these new systems and models for meeting with kids and can’t even imagine having to learn and implement one more new skill into your repertoire right now.
Virtual Calm Down Kit
One of the biggest issues you’re facing is that you are overwhelmed with all of the changes that you have had to make to your practice and you need easy, practical tools that require minimal effort but offer huge benefits for you and your students.
I had been contemplating these unprecedented and uncertain time where we are all coming to terms with the new normals of meeting clients virtually and spending hours online…
…and I have been getting more and more concerned about the serious social and emotional setbacks due to the isolation so many children are currently facing.
So I asked myself
I knew that many of the tools we commonly use in therapy don’t translate very well into online sessions…
I knew that our industry needed tools that seamlessly shift between online and in office therapy given the uncertainty of the months ahead…
And I knew that the tools needed to require minimal effort and/or instruction given the challenges of meeting online…
The tools inside the Virtual Calm Down Kit are the same tools that I use every day with my own kids, and that my clients use with their students inside schools and counseling offices. They are just tweaked to be digital-friendly including:
- no need to print anything out – everything can be filled out on the screen.
- no need for lengthy lessons on how to use the tools – I have chosen the easiest and most fun options available!
- no need to learn new software or systems – all files are provided in .pdf format to view inside a browser window or adobe acrobat.
- plus the tools are not device specific – whether your client is using an ipad, a desktop PC, or their parents cell phone, they will be able to open and use all of the tools and worksheets.
Can I print/make copies/email or otherwise distribute these tools to my kids?
Yes! All of the products included in the Virtual Calm Down Kit include the license to reprint, email, copy, and distribute to any and all of your kids and parents. If you would like to share any of these resources outside of your therapy clients – please inquire for additional licenses/special pricing.
I am not very tech-savvy – what do I need in order to use these files?
All of the files come as PDF’s that can be read in a browser or with acrobat reader which is a free software that is already included on most devices. No other software or tech skills required – just click to open and use! Plus, the files are not device specific and can be used on a PC or Mac, on a computer, tablet, or phone.
Can I use these tools in other settings that a virtual therapy session?
Yes, please feel free to use these tools in any way that would be helpful to you and the kids you serve! You have access to all of the files for digital use or for printing. They are great resources for in-office sessions as well!
How should I use these tools in my virtual sessions?
Most of the items in the Virtual Calm Down Kit are extremely versatile and can be used in a number of ways including:
• Use just about any of the worksheets in the Brave Guide to Anger or the Brave Guide to Being Afraid as a teaching tool to work through specific issues, emotions, and/or behaviors.
• Pick a different Calm Down Card as part of your regular welcome routine and practice together at the start of each session. (Starting your sessions with coping skills helps kids learn to regulate their thinking and behaviors!)
• Provide kids with worksheets or calm down cards as needed when faced with disruptive or difficult emotions or behaviors. (This can be especially helpful for kids who have working parents that are not available to help calm them and keep them on task during the day.)
• Print out the Deep breathing posters and hang behind you for your sessions. You can also insert the posters into a google slide or share your screen in a zoom meeting as a placeholder while you wait for kids to log in.
• Have your kids print out the coping skills fortune teller and fold together. Then, allow them to use it anytime they need a calm down tool at home! (You can also have kids make their own fortune teller based off of the PDF if they don’t have access to print the file!)
• Encourage your parents to set up calm down spaces at home for their kids to use with the BONUS Calm Down Corner Ideas Checklist. Email this list out to give your parents ideas for easy and cost-effective calm down tools they can give their kids at home!
Do the worksheets need to be printed or can my kids fill them out digitally? (Many of my clients don’t have access to printers)
I have designed all of the worksheets within the Brave Guide to Being Angry (Professional Edition) and the Brave Guide to Being Afraid (Professional Edition) as fillable PDFs. You will also receive 2 versions of each Workbook – 1 file as a complete workbook, and 1 file as the individual pages so that you can choose whether to give the activities and worksheets out one by one or as a whole. All files can also be print if you so choose.
What grade/age are these tools appropriate for?
These tools will work best for 2nd – 8th grade students who are able to read and write. Although, you could use them with younger or older kids depending on their level of maturity and specific needs.
What if I am not happy with the kit, can I return it?
Unfortunately, due to the digital nature of this product, I am not able to offer refunds once you have downloaded the files. If you have any difficulties accessing or using the resources, please don’t hesitate to reach out – I want you to be successful using these with your kids!
Do I have to be a counselor to use these tools?
No! This kit would also be great for teachers, behavioral specialists, and even home-school parents!
Who is the Virtual Calm Down Kit For?
Child and Adolescent Therapists – whether you are just starting out or are a counseling veteran, this year is bound to present unique challenges as we look at spending at least some of the year in a virtual environment. These calm down tools are already optimized for virtual use and will allow you the ability to pull them out and use them quickly and easily!
School Counselors – trying to help your students in a virtual setting has presented some interesting challenges! These worksheets and tools give you fun activities to get the relationships rolling! They also offer you really practical resources that you can provide to the teachers at your school, to your students’ parents, and to the administration.
Teachers – while this kit is aimed at the mental health field, it is also an excellent option for virtual teaching. Use the tools to address behavior issues, teach your students to use coping skills, and help them navigate the frustrations that are bound to arise with all of the new and challenging skills they are being asked to master this year.
Home School Families/Pods – These tools are so easy to use that you don’t need any fancy degree or education to be able to reap the benefits with your kids! Hang the deep breathing posters on your walls, print off the calm down cards and place on your children’s desks, and use the worksheets as social/emotional learning resources!
Now Only $47