Using Relaxation and Guided Imagery to Reduce Disruptive Behaviors

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. describe how a mind–body–health intervention can be applied towards behavioral objectives.
  2. assess the effectiveness of delivering a mind–body–health intervention in a school-based setting.
  3. analyze the ability to effectively deliver relaxation and guided imagery to students with emotional disturbance.


Relaxation and guided imagery, a mind–body health approach, is being used to target disruptive behaviors in students with the primary educational classification of emotional disturbance. The results of this study will be presented to show the effects of a daily application of the intervention in a school setting. Practitioners will learn an additional intervention that may be used in consultation with teachers or in individual/group sessions with students.



Michelle Levine, Institute of Professional Practice
Melissa A. Bray, University of Connecticut
Emily L. Winter, University of Connecticut

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