STLMoms: Bubbles Used In Therapy

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(STLMoms) - We don't care how old you are, everyone loves bubbles.  Now therapists are using bubbles to provide more than just child's play.

Licensed Family Therapist Kelly DeVere talks about how bubbles are being used.

-Bubble Breaths is an extremely useful and concrete relaxation technique designed to teach children deep and controlled breathing while helping them become aware of their own mind-body connections. Bubble blowing is fun, inexpensive, and allows non- threatening interactions between the child and therapist.

-Next, the therapist explains to the children that when they become angry or anxious, the brain wants more air, but the lungs are working too hard being upset to provide it. However, if they breathe deeply, their brain will tell their heart to slow and the lungs will work better.