This technique will take you through your five senses to help remind you of the present. This is a calming technique that can help you get through tough or stressful situations. Take a deep belly breath to begin.
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