Audio Exercises for Managing Stress and Anxiety
The following recordings are guided exercises for managing stress and anxiety through mindful awareness, breathing, and simple movements.
Getting Grounded in the Present (3:46 mins)
Embodied Breathing (8:21 mins)
Cocoa Breathing (3:03 mins)
This is a guided breathing exercise for children, using mindful awareness, breath, and imagination. With simple instructions, a child is guided through slowing down and regulating their breath using the familiar activity of imagining a warm cup of cocoa. This exercise is useful for settling the breath, body, and any worries in the mind.
Wiggle to Wind Down (3:18 mins)
This is a guided activity for children, using mindful movement, awareness, and playfulness. The activity guides a child through simple movements to release agitated energy, and transition to a more settled and relaxed state. This is useful when a child is anxious, agitated, or having a hard time feeling settled.