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Resources to provide relaxation and "brain breaks" 


Mindshift CBT  - Anxiety Canada


Free app for IOS and iPad: great scientifically based anxiety tools (includes guided meditations, anxiety check-ins, help to adjust your thinking and tools to help you when you need the help fast


Mindfulness can add to the quality of our lives in numerous ways, from nurturing a sense of inner peace to improving the quality of a workout, from enhancing self-confidence to facilitating deeper and more meaningful relationships with others.


In children specifically, mindfulness has been found to:

- Enhance focus in children with ADHD (Zhang et al., 2016)

- Reduce attention problems (Crescentini, Capurso, Furlan, & Fabbro, 2016).

- Improve mental health and wellbeing

- Improve social skills when well taugh and practiced in children and adoloscents


The following link, provides 25 Mindfulness activites that you may want to try!  




Relaxation Techniques: 


1. Deep Breathing 

2. Relaxation stretching

3. Stress Balls or stress fidgets

4. Count to 10

5. Drawing, coloring a picture or journaling

6. Guided meditation (Open the following link in a new tab)

    10-minute Guided Meditation:



Articles/Other Rescources: 


9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try 


10 Ways to help your Middle Schooler handle stress


How to cope with anxiety


How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience


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