our mission:

Empower.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction for Schools

Empower your students to self-regulate their emotions, build academic success, increase positive attitude towards self and others, and cultivate lifelong skills for happier, healthy lives through the Power of the Breath.

 
 
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For Schools

The Take a Breath Program includes an extensive online library of guided recordings and in-school offerings for the whole school community including students, educators, administrators, parents and support staff.

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Students learn how to Be B.R.A.V.E.:

 
 
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B

breathe

Create a relaxation response in the body.

 

 

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R

Relax

Notice the effects of tension in the body and mind.

 

 

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A

allow

Work through challenging emotions and events.

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V

visualize

Imagery and imagination for growth and development.

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E

empower

Build confidence and resiliency in new situations.

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Take a Breath made me feel relaxed and calm. In the beginning I felt shy and confused, but somewhere in the middle, I felt like I could do anything.

Grade 7 student

For Kids and Teens 

Practicing the B.R.A.V.E. techniques will help students:

  • reduce anxiety

  • quiet the over-stimulated mind

  • recognize unhealthy patterns

  • improve social skills

  • increase focus and therefore better learning

  • move towards more joy and creativity in life.

 

80+

Online breath practices

From simple practices engaging the full breath, to dealing with anxiety and grief, preparing for tests and getting to sleep, our online library is available when you need it, wherever you need it, 24/7.

 

20+

Years Serving communities

Our team has dedicated over two decades to the education and practice of stress reduction. We are long time practitioners of meditation, mindfulness and holistic health.

 
 

10+

Thousand children Impacted

It began with one counsellor in one school. The results were so dramatic, Take a Breath grew 700% within its second year.

 
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For Educators

The Take a Breath program allows educators to quickly and easily cultivate calm in the classroom. This is a passive program which means the educator or counselor experiences the deep relaxation right along with the students, rather than having another thing to do.

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Take a Breath is aligned with the new Curriculum Core Competencies and Curriculum Competencies, especially in the Personal Awareness and Responsibility and Social Responsibility Competency, and the Physical Health and Education K-12 and Career Education K-12 Learning Standards.


 

students

Regular classroom practice has shown a dramatic shift in the overall atmosphere of a class and has helped students perform better on tests and assignments, as well as improved memory and concentration.

educators

The Take a Breath School program includes online and in-school offerings for the whole school community, including students K-12, parents, teachers, support staff and administrators.

parents

Parents will recognize the benefits of B.R.A.V.E. to support their whole family in times of challenge. They will sense the shifts and encourage participation by their children, in the classroom and at home.