Calm breathing is a technique that teaches children to slow down their breathing when feeling stressed or anxious.
It is an important tool to learn because when a child is feeling anxious, their breathing will change. When we are anxious, we tend to take short, quick, shallow breaths or even hyperventilate. This type of anxious breathing can make the feeling of anxiety worse. Doing calm breathing can help lower your child’s anxiety, and give them a sense of control.
Download this resource to learn how to use calm breathing as a portable tool that your child can use when feeling anxious, especially in situations when you are not there to help them through it.