Breathing exercises for teens
Breathing exercises help us slow down and relax. Let our audio recordings coach you through 3 simple breathing exercises: finger-count breathing, smiling. Teach your teen these simple but effective relaxation strategies to help her cope with stress in a healthy a way. Teens can effectively use a deep breathing exercise to relax before tests, calm down when they're feeling upset or stressed, and get to sleep. Our Deep Breathing worksheet includes an easy-to-follow set of instructions, along with a rationale for the exercise, tips, and common pitfalls to avoid. This printout is a great take-home reminder for clients after practicing deep breathing in therapy. For Older Children and Teens: Belly Breathing. Since calm breathing involves taking slow, controlled breaths from the diaphragm, another way to explain this technique is to present it as “belly breathing”. The steps for this exercise are as follows: Inhale slowly for 4 seconds through the nose. Deep Breathing Exercises • Ask adolescent to sit comfortably in a chair. He or she may sit on the floor if that is more comfortable. Guide him/her through the exercise by providing the following instructions: o Put one hand on your abdomen. Concentrate on taking deep slow breaths, so that you can feel your abdomen going in and out as you breathe.