Bea breathes in, slow slow slow slow, filled with breath, she lets it go go go go…
When you’re anxious, do you feel hot or cold? Does your heart race or your stomach feel queasy? Bea feels this way sometimes, but knows that breathing slowly and deeply, and choosing what to think about can help her feel better.
Hear author, Gail Silver, read Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree aloud!
To read an excerpt from the Note to Parents and Caregivers by Dr. Ara J. Schmitt about mindful breathing, click here.
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Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree
Bea is anxiously waiting for her friends to show up for her birthday party. The worries start to grow around her life tree branches. She asks herself questions like, “What if my friends don’t like the games?”
Her stomach flip-flops and she feels shaky. She tries to run away from the thoughts in the worry tree, but it doesn’t work!
Bea uses deep-breathing exercises and visualization techniques to calm herself down.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers by Ara Schmitt, PhD, about the ways in which kids can respond to their anxious thoughts.