The Challenging inner Voice is strong, loud, quick to make us react, and brings up uncomfortable feelings of stress and unease. To help our children manage it is similar to managing a big reactive emotion – by learning to pause and take a moment before reacting. A great tool to help your child do that is Mindful Breathing. These are powerful techniques used to focus our breathing on our natural rhythm, flow, and feel each inhale and exhale to anchor in the present moment, so it is easier to let go of worrying about the past or the future.
We picked a few Mindful Breathing that your child can easily learn and use whenever feeling unease, stress, or confusion.
You can use the videos below or the printable cards to help your child learn the different breathing exercises.
Support your child by pausing periodically and taking the time to breathe mindfully together.
Remind your child to use Mindful Breathing when they want to bring forward their True inner Voice when facing a challenge, a decision, or a fear.
Learning to calm down the Challenging Voice and manage our feelings requires practice and consistency.
Make Mindful Breathing a healthy habit, like others, such as brushing the teeth, taking a shower, and let your child choose one exercise to practice each day, either in the morning and at night before going to sleep.
Your child will feel calmer, less stressed, more creative, alert, mindful, and happier.