Blow three deep breaths towards the screen to magically shrink your stress. Just turn on your sound and press play!
Why This Works
Slow, deep exhalations stimulate your vagus nerve, and signal to your nervous system that you are safe and it's okay to calm down.
Deep breathing also reactivates the thinking part of your brain (the prefrontal cortex) which helps you make good decisions. When you're really stressed out, the prefrontal cortex shuts down, which makes impulse control and good decision making almost impossible. This is why our Wiggle Warrior® tools encourage kids to wiggle and breathe to reset their nervous system before they make a choice on what to do or say.
Join the Wiggle Warrior® Club!
The Wiggle Warrior® Club is an online program which empowers kids to take the Look for the Good Project home and teach emotion regulation tools to their families. This program is a great educational tool for kids ages 8 - 12!Join For Only $25