Guided Pufferfish Breathing exercises for Children & Adults

Pufferfish breathing, a technique inspired by the way pufferfish inflate and deflate, can be a simple and effective method for calming anxiety. These visually guided exercises for children (and adults) have been prepared by senior Clinical Psychologist at the READ Clinic, Dr Thomas Janovsky.

How does Pufferfish Breathing work?

By taking slow, deep breaths in through the nose and then exhaling slowly through the mouth, this breathing exercise can help regulate the body’s stress response. The slow, deliberate breaths activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps to reduce the heart rate and promote a feeling of calm.

Teaching children how to cope with big emotions is important for their development and overall well-being. Pufferfish breathing can be an excellent starting point for this.

As breath rate varies by age, there are three videos spilt by age range.

Pufferfish Breathing for pre-school children (3 to 5 years old)

Pufferfish Breathing for primary school children (6 to 11 years old)

Pufferfish Breathing for high school kids (12+ years old) & adults

Visit Dr Thomas Janovsky’s YouTube Channel – The Self Help Psych

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