Regularly practising relaxation breathing can help reduce stress and feelings of anxiety, and improve overall wellbeing. This resource provides a short script which 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.
School Excellence Framework alignment
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers alignment
Standard 1: Know students and how they learn