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Bella the Brave Balloon- a therapeutic story about coping with anxiety

Updated: Mar 20, 2022

There are so many ways to be brave.

Sometimes being brave means saying yes, even though you're scared. Sometimes being brave means saying no, even though you're scared. But being brave will always mean being at least a little bit scared, and doing the scary thing anyway.

Here's to all the brave balloons floating through the sky, terrified, and flying anyway.

Activity Idea

Materials needed:

  • Balloons


1. Support the child to blow up the balloon, taking big, deep, belly breaths. (If they are unable to do so, do it for them, while they breathe along with you!)

2. Take turns kicking/heading/hitting the balloon into the air, aiming to keep it from hitting the floor

3. Any time the balloon hits the floor, share a time you were brave.

4. Enjoy!

P.S If you want to learn more about using therapeutic stories just like this one, check out my Therapeutic Storytelling Workshop by clicking HERE!

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