As the Covid vaccine becomes for teens and children, fears of being poked start to grow. Here is a simple plan to empower the patient, minimize any discomfort and reduce a negative memory of medical care.
Resilience Skill 1
~ Before the appointment, review Bubble Breathing *Thinking of bubbles brings positive, fun thoughts and reduces stress hormones. *As you breathe in slowly for a count of 4, roll shoulders back to open the chest and get more oxygen in. *Think of blowing on a bubble wand and exhale slowly. Repeat 5-10 times, recognizing where your body is relaxing after each breath.