Let’s help our kids deal with big emotions

By Reception on January 25, 2017 in Mental Wellbeing
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JUST BREATH…

A beautiful short film from filmmakers Julie Bayer Salzman and Josh Salzman titled “Just Breathe” depicts how children’s emotions affect them and how they physically feel, and how to calm down their bodies and mind by taking deep breaths.

A tool which is helpful to children and adults alike… Take a deep breath and WATCH NOW>>>

FilmakerJulie Bayer Salzman  explains the inspiration for the short 4-minute film –  “’Just Breathe’  first came about a little over a year ago when I overheard my then 5-year-old son talking with his friend about how emotions affect different regions of the brain, and how to calm down by taking deep breaths — all things they were beginning to learn in Kindergarten at their new school, Citizens of the World Charter School, in Mar Vista, CA. I was surprised and overjoyed to witness first-hand just how significant social-emotional learning in an elementary school curriculum was on these young minds. The following year, I decided to take a 6-week online course on Mindfulness through Mindful Schools (http://www.mindfulschools.org/), figuring that if my son was learning about this, it only made sense that I should learn too. Within the first week, I felt the positive effects of this practice take root not only on my own being but in my relationships with others’.

 

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