Relaxation Techniques

Concentrating on the physical manifestation of their anxiety, children can learn to relax and reduce their symptoms by practising mindful breathing; allowing their thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them.

Learning Objectives

  • Encouraging a child to use ‘relaxation techniques’
  • Helping give them a feeling of ‘control’ over anxious thoughts

Teacher Video: Relaxation techniques


Relaxation Techniques
Created by:
Neil Garrity,  
Wellbeing specialist
Neil has been working in mental health for 30 years. He is a Registered Learning Disability Nurse and Registered Mental Health Nurse, as well as being a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Masters Degree. He initially worked in forensic psychiatry,…
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