Relaxation breathing script

Regularly practising relaxation breathing can help reduce stress and feelings of anxiety, and improve overall wellbeing. This resource provides a short script that teachers or students can use to practice relaxation breathing. This script focuses on sensory input and uses short and simple language in order to cater for a range of abilities and preferences. 

Note that some students, including some students on the autism spectrum, may find relaxation and mindfulness activities stressful, because it lacks structure and a clear goal or purpose. 

These students may prefer alternative activities that have a clear structure and purpose, and that draw on their strengths and interests.

Student focusing on wellness breathing.

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Standard 1: Know students and how they learn


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This script can be used to guide students in practicing relaxation breathing, focusing on sensory input.


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