The four active calming breathing techniques used in Conscious Discipline are S.T.A.R., balloon, pretzel and drain. Here, we’ve provided images for each breathing activity in multiple sizes, plus instructions for conducting them. Use these images to encourage children (and remind yourself) to breathe when the going gets tough.
- Active calming
- Emotional regulation
- Perfect for use in the classroom or at home, particularly in the Safe Place
- Eight 8.5x11” single-sided color printouts
- Printed Iconos de Respiracion posters
Examples of This Resource in Use
- To learn more about this resource, visit Shubert’s Classroom in Shubert’s School and click on the S.T.A.R. page. There, you’ll find photo and video examples of the four main breathing exercises.