Calming Down with Deep Pressure

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Stressed out and tensed up! When stressed our bodies tense and our muscles clench. Teach youngsters how to calm down with simple deep pressure exercises. Press and release! 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Practice the deep pressure exercises during brain breaks
  • Pause during testing situations and conduct the deep pressure exercise
  • Keep several stress balls available for those who need a little extra squeeze during testing or other pressure situations
Classroom Considerations
  • Keep track of class members who bring stress balls to school and offer extra support as necessary
Pros
  • The resource includes step-by-step directions for the exercise
Cons
  • None