I walk through the door and shuffle inside with my gigantic bag from school. I collapse on the couch and I can’t move. I’m emotionally exhausted and drained. Yet, my brain is buzzing with all sorts of thoughts and emotions.
Deep breathing is so hokey, right? But there are lots of fun ways to encourage deep breathing, and using shapes is awesome.
It gives some structure to breathing for kids, and easy to follow directions. It hopefully prevents that hyperventilation or holding their breath without breathing out that can happen if you just say “take a deep breath”
The connection between coping skills and play!
Episode 10 - An introduction to Progressive Muscle Relaxation!
Episode 9 - all about self-care in real life!
Episode 8 of the Calm and Connected Podcast: Simple Ways to Help Kids Identify their Feelings