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HeartShift™ Tool for Ages 7–11

The HeartShift Tool teaches children how to feel better when they are upset and shift from a negative emotion to a positive one.


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Think of a time when you were upset or frustrated. Did you notice if there was tension in your shoulders? Did you have an uneasy stomach? Was your heart beating faster?

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Take a moment and ask yourself, "How am I feeling?" Say out loud what you are feeling.

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Put two fingers on your forehead and then move them from your head to your heart area while saying, "Focus on the area of my heart." Take a moment and keep your focus there for practice.

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Breathe slowly and easily. Imagine the air flowing in and out of your heart area. Take your time breathing in and out. Do this three to five times.

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It is important to identify what you are feeling, whether you are upset, mad or sad. Remember, you have a choice to do whatever you want with your emotions!

Click here for more HeartMath’s Free Resources for Children Ages 7 to 11.