Have you ever noticed when you or your child is triggered, breathing becomes faster? Heart rate increases? There is incredible power in pausing... breathing. Not just a quick exhale. A deep, powerful, strong breathing. It sends oxygen to every cell of your body, it hinders cortisol from pumping out and breathing deep clears the brain of stress and trauma. Exhaling releases that trauma and stress, rids the cells of toxic air and allows dopamine to flood the body. Practice with me- breathe in a count of four- 1, 2, 3, 4... exhale, 1, 2, 3, 4... Repeat until you notice a calm. If the week has been busy, chaotic, hard, breathe deeply. Help your child understand this technique so that when they too are triggered they can respond without shutting down or destroying their bodies by holding it in. 💕 Just breathe... they’ll wait.