Thought busters are made even more powerful when they’re combined with mindful breathing and play. Blowing bubbles is a fun, joy-filled way for children to relax, let go of their worries and focus on their breathing.
BUBBLE SOLUTION AND BUBBLE WAND
Take a moment to do a scan of your body. Close your eyes and notice all the sensations and feelings in your body, from the top of your head all the way down to your toes.
Bring to mind a thought and a feeling you’ve been having lately that you’d like to let go of.
Take a low and slow breath in for four counts, making your belly blow up like a bubble, and then gently exhale for four counts. Release the bubble in your tummy and let it carry your thought and unwanted feeling into the wand to blow a big bubble.
As you blow your thought and feeling into the bubbles, watch them drift away.
Now here’s the fun part! Go ahead and pop your bubbles to make your unwanted thought and feeling disappear!
Think of something you’d like to replace that thought with. It might be a thought that leaves you feeling calm, joyful or confident.
Imagine the thought and the feeling is a colour. Breathe that colour into your body and mind. As you do, the new thought and feeling will start to fill you up with what you need in this moment.