The Power of Breath - A Bridge to New Possibilities
The Take a Breath audio recordings start as short as 3-5 minutes in length for ease of use and access. Longer recordings use proven visualization techniques to redirect focus and bring effective brain pattern changes. Especially now...with our communities in crisis.
- Initial B.R.A.V.E. methodology recordings orient users to the proven process of creating change.
- The self-assessment creates clarity and suggests personalized recordings.
- The bulk of the recordings help re-wire the brain tailored to each individual's needs.
- Finally, use the communication tools for authentic speaking and listening. To speak and be heard is key to creating a conscious, caring community.
The B.R.A.V.E. methodology combines with opportunities for self-assessment and communication practices to solidify your efforts. These give you a reliable and repeatable journey. It becomes your personal tool kit for creating potential, general physical wellness, and foundations of mental health.
Create a relaxation response in the body.
Notice the effects of tension in the body and mind.
Work through challenging emotions and events, arriving at balance.
Use imagery and imagination for growth and development.
Build confidence and resiliency in new situations.
Any journey begins with knowing where you are. We introduce the assessment as a self-evaluation, a starting place to optimize the effects of the program, as well as guide you towards related recordings, or utilize community/communication support. At a minimum, the assessment initiates an internal dialogue that can empower your voice in the community. The assessment is provided in either a long or short form.
Once the assessment is complete there are often insights which we encourage sharing with another; your supporter, family, or friend. It is an opportunity to speak and share with another special member in your community. Maybe a child speaks with a parent and the parent offers authentic listening (no interruptions, just allowing the child to speak and be heard). Or perhaps it is teen to adult, or adults speaking with each other. In any case, the assessment, the listening, and the community building are a foundation of Take a Breath for Schools and Communities.
The Straw Breath
The Oceanside Journey
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Samples from our Online Library
Here are a few examples to give you a sense of the quality and depth of our Take a Breath recordings.
Our complete library includes categories such as; General Issues and Conditions, Performance and Special Situations, as well as Recordings for Parents, and more! Repeated use of the recordings can initiate new health habits, improve personal actions and enhance performance.
See a current list of our complete Audio Library.
How We Work With Schools and Communities
Culture of Wellbeing
Take a Breath is aligned with Curriculum Competencies and Mental Health Initiatives for all students. For teachers, it addresses personal health goals. For parents, it gives support as advocates for their children and as supportive peers.
Take a Breath implements Social Emotional Learning with a strategic, systematic approach using a unique personal assessment, geared towards each group in the community. It is especially useful for academic and personal performance enhancement, or perhaps to manage an imbalance. In some cases, Take a Breath includes suggestions to reach out for more specific mental/emotional support.
Special Groups or the Community can also use these same tools. Sports teams, the arts, or a social group can develop a shared commitment and connection while supporting the collective well-being of the group.
Calm in the Classroom
The Take a Breath program allows educators to quickly and easily cultivate calm in the classroom. It is a passive program; which means the educator or counsellor simply sets up the audio recording experience for the students. We encourage the teacher to practice listening to the recording along with the students.
Take a Breath is ideal for students who need extra support, in a breakout/calm room, for a class nervous about an academic subject, or pending performance in sports or the arts.
With only a short 3-minute recording required to shift out of a stress response, and a library full of general and specialized recordings, there are limitless opportunities to support an individual or a group.
Community Support and Support at Home
Take a Breath reaches into every home and lifestyle. It is for young and old, the achiever and the individual falling behind or struggling. Take a Breath creates an experience of authentic connection to oneself. Being heard and included in the community cultivates inclusion and acceptance which are key to a healthy community.
Recordings are always available on the website for parents and their children to practice at home to support children in creating new patterns for performance, wellness and more. Parents will recognize the benefits of B.R.A.V.E. to support their whole family, with a variety of recordings to address life away from school. With communication skills and conversation support tools there are opportunities to develop parents' relationships with older students and parents in supporting the precious young ones.
Schools and Groups
Contact us for Pricing
Includes all the related tools and support, including; Full Assessments and results, Full Access to the depth of the content library including; General, Performance, Specialty recordings, Access to the Communication tools and practices. Also included are classroom and community support tools, continuous updates to the content library, and open dialog with schools and communities to optimize program utilization. For Public and Private Schools, and Groups. Small, medium and large school and groups, the annual package includes access for selected students, staff and parents.
This individual membership will offer the best of Take a Breath for Schools and Communities. For individuals not part of a subscribed school or community group. You will have the opportunity to explore the Full Assessment and results. From there, you can then explore the depth of the content library including; General Conditions, the Performance library, and the Specialty recordings. Finally there is access to the Communication tools and practices, the blog posts and numerous resources supporting the program. There is always new content added. Get the latest and join us today!
What Our Community Says
Grade 7 Student
"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."
"Take a Breath gave me a break. A break from the constant studying and overwhelm. I felt rested and ready to return to the books!"
"The Take a Breath techniques teach students and educators how to focus on the breath, feel sensation and be present. I am excited to bring this to my own school as well as use with my own children at home. This practice can relate to all."
"Your program left a huge impression with my daughter as it was the first thing she told my wife and I when she got home. She was super excited about it. She said how she was told to close her eyes, think of her family, and to think of someone flying over them (she thought of me!) and to take deep breaths and just relax. Thank you so much for giving my child this opportunity.”