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Duo help students breathe away anxiety

JUST BREATHE: Kat Tucker and Bodhi Whitaker have been bringing the Breathe Project workshops to schools along the east coast.
JUST BREATHE: Kat Tucker and Bodhi Whitaker have been bringing the Breathe Project workshops to schools along the east coast. Scott Powick

BREATHING. It’s something we do unconsciously, but often not an action we pay much attention to.

That’s something Kat Tucker and Bodhi Whitaker are hoping to change by bringing the Breathe Project to schools along the East Coast to tackle stress and anxiety in school classrooms.

The duo have been visiting Tweed and Gold Coast schools for the last two weeks.

Ms Tucker said the project, launched from a crowd-funding campaign in December, saw them take breathing workshops for all ages to public schools at no cost.

“We’ve both experienced our own issues with anxiety,” Ms Tucker said.

“We learnt so much in school but we never learnt this real life technique.

“I have a background in health science and I just realised how important it is that we actually approach health from a really holistic approach.”

She said they made the mindful breathing technique easy to learn, and were encouraging teachers to incorporate it into the classroom for three minutes a day.

She said since launching, the Breathe Project has had an overwhelming response and they are approached by interested parents and teachers daily.

More info at breatheproject.com.au.



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