This is great for adults and kids.
It’s only 3 breaths/steps
- Breath 1. Bring your full attention to breathing
- Breath 2: Relax the body, drop your shoulders
- Breath 3*: Ask yourself: What’s important right now? Or, what do I need to support myself?
*If you’re helping your child with these 3 breaths you can help them ask: what would be a fun thing to do right now? If they don’t know, a great go to is, “would you like a hug?”
Taking a break or a step back (not denying, ignoring or even trying to change it) from the uncomfortable feeling can create space enough to see it differently. Acknowledging the feeling non-judgmentally and with kind curiosity is key. Using the breath to relax the body to create that space can make a huge difference in deciding how to support yourself.