ITQS stories

Using the Self-Calming Technique “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm)
what the teachers have to say?

Calming a Temper Tantrum 

A special education teacher told how she remembered to use “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm) on the first day back to school after the Summer Holidays.
One of the pupils started a temper tantrum in the corridor.  She remembered how well the pupil had used MicroCalming last year, and went over to the pupil, hugged her and whispered the self-calming words in her ear. The pupil relaxed immediately. The teacher was then able to discuss with her the problem at hand and help her solve it quietly.

Overcoming Despair

Sima, a 3’rd year class teacher, began the school year with a classroom of boys, many of whom had severe behavior problems.
Sima felt an unspoken atmosphere of despair from many staff members about her class. A new approach had to be tried.
“I decided to introduce “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm) into the classroom. The change was almost immediate. They became a group of boys ready to listen and learn.”

Dramatic Change in the Classroom

 Special Education teacher Sarah: “In the past I have worked with many children who felt pressured and anxious; children who would shout and lose control. It was very hard to calm them down. Now, I simply turn off the light and put on the ITQS disc and we begin by quietly doing our “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm) practice.Within a few seconds a great change comes over the children, they become calm. We are then able to concentrate, to listen and to speak to one another.

Self-Energized Teachers

A class teacher shared: “When I’m feeling very tired, I go to the In the Quiet Space room as soon as I possibly can and practice “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm).
The short five minute practice gives me a feeling of empowerment, knowing that I can now cope better with pressures that arise.

ITQS stories

what the parents have to say?

Mother and Son Calm Together

After 9 hours hard work at the nursery, I took part in my first ITQS Workshop. Immediately afterwards I arrived home feeling amazingly and unusually full of energy. However on entering the kitchen and seeing a sink piled high with dirty dishes and my son screaming at me from his room “Mum, where’s my lunch, Mum ?” things could have changed.
I would normally have begun screaming too, but I didn’t. I started to do “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm)  on the spot as if I was already an expert! I rolled up my sleeves and started to wash the breakfast plates and heat up the pots of food standing on the stove, whilst I practiced the technique I’d just learned, still calm and controlled.
My son came into the room, looked at me and said “What’s happened to you, what’s different?” He was expecting a battle and he got a smile!! I asked him quietly why he hadn’t done the washing up and he too said in a calm voice “Oh sorry Mum, I forgot,” we had a quick hug and got the rest of the lunch ready together! Unheard of events, Thank you.

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Yesterday evening around 10pm my two year old woke up crying after a bad dream; he got really upset and couldn’t calm down. I cuddled him and sang to him but to no avail.
Then I remembered “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm), which I had started to learn and I began to whisper the self-calming words in his ear as I stroked him. I could hardly believe my eyes as he relaxed and looked at me, stopped screaming. Slowly and quietly I was able to put him back to bed. We all had a good night.

Overcoming Anger: Helping Parents Regain Control at Home

Our unsuccessful attempts to cope with our son’s anger often made us have feelings of desperation, confusion and lack of control. We were really at a low.   But this all changed after we learnt MicroCalming together as a family. Now that I have “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm) I can help my child to control his behavior. Today we have a fast, easy and pleasant way to get us out of our old patterns of behavior. 

Our Family Life has changed for the Better

Rachel, a mother of five told:
We got into it – to the special charm of “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm). In the beginning we said: we at least have to say that “we tried”!!! However after a short while we slowly started to see changes in the home. There were fewer outbursts and overall there was a calmer atmosphere.
It started to influence our daily life, my life, the children’s, well really the whole family. In days of pressure, especially when we did not get along very well, we made an effort to persist and practice the technique in spite of family tensions. Persistence is the secret, and it helped us a lot.

ITQS stories

what the children have to say?

Overcoming Frustration

One afternoon last week I was watching T.V. in in the lounge. I wanted to change the program but the remote control wouldn’t work. I got very frustrated and angry and just wanted to break the thing. But I didn’t! Instead I did “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm) . Then I thought what to do. I went and got another remote control from my room.

Making up after a Fight

I had a bad fight with my cousin. Each of us went in to another room. I practiced “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm) in my room. When I came out of the room I went over and talked to her and said: “let’s not quarrel” and we made it up.

Being a member of the Team

I was feeling left out and angry and thought that no one was paying attention to me. I wanted to cry or fight but I remembered to try “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm)  instead.
I felt better and soon after that saw that I was wrong because later I was chosen to be in the team.

Children helping their Parents

A pupil told the following story in class:
My family was about to go on a trip. We all were seated in the car when my mother declared: “I can’t find the keys”. We all felt anxious and got upset, because we did not want to be late.
Then I said: Stop! I have an idea to help mum. We will do “Naim, Shaket, Ragua” (Nice, Quiet, Calm)  like we do in my class. I quickly taught my family the technique. Then I asked my mum: Mum, where could the keys be?
Mum remembered that she had brought them in to the car with her. Suddenly she got up. Then she saw them; she had been sitting on them!