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Skills for Big Feelings: A Guide for Teaching Kids Relaxation, Regulation, and Coping Techniques

Written and illustrated by:
Casey O'Brien Martin, LMHC, REAT, RN


Skills for Big Feelings is a comprehensive and powerful handbook for educators and mental health professionals which seeks to empower children to cope with their feelings, manage their anxiety, and learn to thrive, written by School Adjustment Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Casey O'Brien Martin. Built on a 12-week program based on cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness, breathing exercises, visualization, and gratitude, inside you’ll find a wealth of engaging activities for helping kids develop healthy emotional growth and coping mechanisms.


  • A Complete 12-Week Guide Designed For Teaching Relaxation, Regulation, and Coping Techniques To Children Ages 6-12

  • Practical Tools and Advice For Educators and Clinicians, Including S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Plan and IEP Objectives, Family Handouts, Letters, and Surveys

  • A Fun 28-Page Coloring Workbook To Promote Stretches, Breathing Techniques, and Relaxation Skills

  • 16 Trauma-Informed Guided Relaxation Scripts For Helping Kids Destress

  • Tips and Tricks To Help You Implement These Lessons In Individual, Small Group, and Whole Classroom Settings

  • And a Wealth of Engaging Social-Emotional Activities Including Identifying and Accepting Feelings, Dealing With Unhelpful Thoughts​

... And so much more!​

Social-Emotional IEP and Treatment Plan Objectives: S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning Made Easy

Written by: Casey O'Brien Martin, LMHC, REAT, RN

With a wealth of practical advice, this eBook and digital goal bank helps you easily write mental health objectives or IEP goals for treatment planning purposes to save hours of time and stress with documentation!


This handbook offers 450+ S.M.A.R.T objective templates with examples in 33 different social-emotional areas.

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