Calm your anxiety with this glowing fire body scan

Managing worry

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What It Does

This tool:

checkmarkProvides a guided body-scan meditation
checkmarkIncludes visual content and sounds

How It Helps

This simple mindfulness activity can help you:

checkmarkImprove focus
checkmarkChoose how to respond to what’s happening
checkmarkPut your well-being first

This tool:

checkmarkProvides a guided body-scan meditation
checkmarkIncludes visual content and sounds

This simple mindfulness activity can help you:

checkmarkImprove focus
checkmarkChoose how to respond to what’s happening
checkmarkPut your well-being first

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“The grounding/breathing exercises you shared were very helpful!”

— Kids Help Phone service client, aged 18–24

Kids Help Phone is committed to raising awareness of the incredible diversity among Indigenous peoples and languages. You can try this activity in Inuktut (Baffin Dialect), ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ Nēhiyawēwin (Plains Cree), Anishininiimowin (Severn Ojibwe - Ojicree), Michif, Nakoda (Stoney), Kanien’kéha (Mohawk), English or French on the Kids Help Phone website. 

Feel the glow and listen to the crackle of a fire as you give yourself a moment to reset and create a deeper connection to your body, senses and emotions.

You can do this lying down, sitting or in any position that’s comfortable for you. As you move through this activity, experience how each part feels. Be kind to yourself and try not to judge or change anything — just notice and be present. You can also modify the activity in any way that feels best for you. This may mean experiencing the calming sounds and scene of the fire, imagining the feeling of warmth and/or smelling scents that feel safe and grounding.

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You can be proud of yourself for taking the time to practice this mindfulness activity, relax your mind and ground yourself. This tool is available to you whenever you want to focus on the present moment or experience another language. If you ever need support for anxiety or stress, it’s important to reach out for help. You can always talk to a friend, Elder, teacher or parent/caregiver for support.

Kids Help Phone would like to thank Mariah Meawasige, an Anishinaabe/settler and creative from the northern shores of Lake Huron for designing this activity.

Kids Help Phone would also like to thank the following folks for their support of the language translations:

  • Larry Beardy, Anishinini from Michikan Lake First Nation Anishininiimowin (Severn Ojibwe – Ojicree)

  • Tehota’kerá:ton Dr. Jeremy D. Green, Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk), Wolf Clan and from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Kanien’kéha (Mohawk)

  • Elder Lloyd ‘Buddy’ Wesley, Stoney Nakoda Nation with the support of Elder Margaret Wesley, Stoney Nakoda Nation Nakoda (Stoney)

  • Sadie Hill, Inuktitut Translator and reviewed by Julia Putulik, Counsellor Inuktitut (Baffin Dialect)

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