3. Breathing – Breathing is a great technique that will calm a body. When Corban heard us practicing our breathing, he had to join in the fun. Teach kids to breathe in a steady and deep way.
4. Hug Yourself – Being held tight has a very calming effect. They are even making compression clothing for kids dealing with autism. The pressure on their bodies helps them relax more. Wrapping your arms around yourself or cuddling up in a heavy blanket can bring more peace.
5. Think of Good Things – Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” This verse has been one I’ve memorized and claimed if my thoughts go too negative. If you need to find more peace, focus on everything that is good rather than the bad. This will create more peace. After reading the verse and talking about this concept, we watched the “Favorite Things” clip from “The Sound of Music.”