Likewise, study the physiology of how calming strategies such as deep breathing, tensing and releasing, meditation, and other ideas interrupt that cycle.
Some ideas to include are: draw, read, write in a journal, write to a friend, think of people you care about, distract yourself with a puzzle, hug a stuffed animal, squeeze a stress ball, close your eyes and picture a place you love to be, etc.
Inner peace gives children the foundation for supporting peace within their classroom, school, social and family communities.
This is not like a time-out when being asked to go somewhere separate from the group may feel like a form of punishment. May you all find inner peace and enjoy a most lovely day of celebrating the beauty and hope of mankind on this day set aside for celebrating Peace on earth.
Now brainstorm what should be included in the Peace Place. Stretching: Have participants reach towards the sky and extend upwards on their toes, stretching their entire body. As our students engage in peaceful conflict resolution, modeled by the adults in the community, they learn to function as many parts making up a whole.