Easy breathing exercises for children to calm nerves and worries
As adults, we perhaps have an appreciation that when we inhale a big, slow breath, followed by a long out breath, that we actually feel calmer, more relaxed, and less anxious. Whilst we may forget to practice this in times of anxiety or stress, we do know it helps.
So if your child feels worried, stressed, anxious, angry, hyper, over-stimulated, or busy, then breathing techniques will help them too.
Sounds simple, however it can actually take some time to teach children breathing techniques, to find one they like. and more importantly to practice them, so that they become second nature. As with any form of learning the key is to make it fun!
What Happens To Our Breathing When We Are Anxious
Here's little reminder:
Benefits of Deep Breathing