A collection of our favorite activities, exercises, and strategies. Learn to calm the nervous system, challenge unhelpful thoughts, connect to sources of strength and joy, and more!
This handout provides instructions on how to practice mindful breathing using the skill “Box Breathing.”
This handout provides instructions on how to practice an all-ages mindful breathing skill called “Butterfly Breath.”
This handout provides parents with information on how to create a “family flag” – a creative project that describes and symbolizes your family to create a shared identity and name shared values.
This handout provides a list of activities that could help adults, parents, children and teens to manage their emotions.
This handout explains when, how, and why to use grounding and orienting skills when stress or anxiety are overwhelming.
This handout provides parents with specific tips on how to motivate and reward children with labeled praise.
This handout provides instructions to soothe anxiety or distress with our sense of smell, sound, touch, taste, or sight.
This handout explains the Feeling Thermometer for noticing how (and how much) we are feeling. Includes a guide to using it alone or with your family to help build communication around our emotions.
Getting to the Green
Grounding, Orienting & Resourcing Tips
Motivating with Labeled Praise
Soothing with Our Senses
The Feeling Thermometer