Take a Breath Support
HOW DO I USE THE ONLINE PROGRAM IN THE CLASSROOM?
Log on to your school's website on the Take a Breath platform. Here you will find practices for specific age groups as well as for Educators and Parents. Practices are currently organized by the length of time.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE DO THE PRACTICES IN THE CLASSROOM?
We recommend practicing Take a Breath in the classroom at the beginning of the day, after lunch and after any recesses or breaks.
IS TAKE A BREATH ANOTHER MINDFULNESS PRACTICE?
We think of Take a Breath as a pre-mindfulness practice. The program and in-school presentations teach participants how to use the breath and guided relaxations to calm the nervous system and deal with common obstacles to mindfulness and meditation practices. The program is designed to be accessible and has proven to be of benefit for ALL participants.
HOW LONG ARE THE PRACTICES?
Guided practices range from 4 minutes to 30 minutes. For children up to 8 years old the practices are no longer than 10 minutes in order to maintain their attention. 8-12 years old can maintain an attention span of up to 20 minutes, and practices for teens and adults build towards a full 30 minute Take a Breath practice.