Four elements parent activities


The 4 Elements was developed by Elan Shapiro in 2007 to use as a stress reduction technique. It has been modified here for use with children. In this chapter, you will see the 4 Elements slides along with a poster that parents can use with children. An e-book and additional posters are also available for free at The e-book is essentially designed as a guide for parents to help teach children how to calm their mind and body while using the slides and doing other activities. It provides discussion topics, activities, posters to print or download, tips and hints, along with suggested scripts.


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Judy Moench

Original Work Citation

Moench, J. (2020). Four elements parent activities. In M. Luber's (Ed.), EMDR resources in the era of COVID-19 (pp. 109-124). Author



“Four elements parent activities,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 27, 2020,

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