Just Breathe- A strategy to calm your thoughts & body

Christine Powell, Ed. D

I wanted to share a mindfulness strategy!

A super easy way to help regulate your breathe and quiet any racing thoughts – especially when processing information or feelings that evoke an emotional response.

I’ve used this strategy for years in my teaching practice to help students with special education needs regulate their emotions. Interesting, lately I’ve been using this strategy to help me process and create awareness around the incredible upheavals in society at this time.

Trace the picture w/ the tip of your finger while Focusing on your breathing – Count to 3 breathing in thru your nose…exhale for a count of 3 thru your mouth. Then SMILE because you have given yourself permission to just BREATHE!

Let me know if you try it & if it works! #ccpowell #executivefunctioning #braingym

Published by drpowellpurposefuleducation

I am a special educator, researcher, and education advocate helping parents and students make purposeful educational decisions. This page is a way of sharing my insights, experiences, and expertise on special education issues and best practices, along with highlighting my Fulbright Distinguished Teacher experience in Singapore. Fulbright Disclaimer- The views and information presented are my own and do not represent the Fulbright Program of the U.S. Department of State.

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