Filmmakers Julie Bayer Salzman and her husband Josh Salzman have produced a beautiful short film called “Just Breathe.” It’s all about the experience of mindfulness and how it can help kids. The film features a group of kids talking about their experiences with strong emotions—especially anger—and how they compose themselves just by taking deep breaths.
Julie, a Mindful Schools graduate, posted that she was inspired to create the film when her five-year-old son came home one day talking to his friend about how taking deep breaths can help him calm down. They had already started learning about how to use these techniques in kindergarten at the Citizens of the World Charter School in California. “I was surprised and overjoyed to witness first-hand just how significant social-emotional learning in an elementary school curriculum was on these young minds,” she writes.
Check out how these kids manage their emotions using mindfulness (it’s pretty inspiring), and find out how you can be more mindful with your kids.