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Toolbox Tool of the Month: Breathing Tool
There has been extensive scientific research proving the benefits of deep breathing, which include positive effects on our brain, heart and immune system. Deep breathing turns on the vagus nerve that helps to stop the stress response and slows down our heart rate. The Breathing Tool is a handy tool during the months ahead for ourselves and our students. There are many ways to practicing the Breathing Tool so you are bound to find some ways that work for you. I have attached some videos, breathing exercises and books so you can practice the Breathing Tool in class and at home.
Books to learn more about the Breathing Tool
How Are You Feeling Today? By Molly Potter
A wonderful introduction for learning about feelings.
Each Breath a Smile By Thich Nhat Hanh
Explore the many places you can practice mindful breathing.
Anh's Anger By Gail Silver
This story helps our understanding into dealing with anger and difficult emotions.