We have gathered together some video resources that teach simple breathing techniques which you might find supportive.

We hope it takes away some of the hard work in searching for resources yourself!

Using simple movements to focus and calm the breath

The butterfly hug

A calming, grounding exercise.

Dur: 3’23” The butterfly hug
Alternate hand clasp

A calming exercise.

Dur: 3’29” Alternate Hand Clasp with Debbie Augenthaler

Breathing exercises

Healing your breath

Simple calming use of the breath to ease pain, anxiety and shortness of breath.

Dur: 4’23” Healing your breath
Breathe in – breathe out: breathe bubble (short pause)

Control and calm your breath. You can adjust the length of your breath in the way that is right for you.

Dur: 2’11” Breathe in - breathe out: breathe bubble (short pause)
Breathe in – breathe out: breathe bubble (long pause)

The same exercise as above but with a longer pause.

Dur: 0’52” Breathe in - breathe out: breathe bubble (long pause)

Mindful walking

Mindful walking

A simple technique focusing on each step to calm the mind and engage all the senses.

Dur: 4’27” Mindful walking

We appreciate that the following selection of video resources have been developed primarily for children – but please don’t be put off! We feel that these short videos offer some gems. They demonstrate simple and easy to follow techniques that are relevant for all age groups.

Square breathing
Focusing and calming. Adjust the length of the breath to make it the right pace for you when doing the count of 4.
Dur: 2’36” Square breathing
Counting breaths

Adjust the length of the breath to make it the right pace for you.

Dur: 2’30” Counting breaths
Five finger breathing

A simple guided breathing exercise.

Dur: 2’11” Five finger breathing
Rock-a-bye

A technique to relax your body and quiet your mind.

Dur: 5’46” Rock-a-bye
Butterfly body scan

Using your imagination to help relax and calm your mind.

Dur: 5’15” Butterfly body scan