FIND YOUR CALM, WHILE GIVING PURPOSE
At Kids Kicking Cancer, we believe that children can learn to use the positive energy of the martial arts to transcend pain, discomfort and adversity. Through the use of modern integrative medicine and traditional martial arts techniques, each child in our Heroes Circle community becomes a teacher. One who grows stronger because he or she is able to inspire and instruct the world how to “breathe in the light and blow out the darkness” to reduce daily stress and anxiety.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT OUR APP?
By using our new Breath Brake app, you will learn meditative techniques similar to those used by the young warriors of the Heroes Circle. Every time you take a Breath Brake, you are helping to lower the pain of a child who’s experiencing feelings of stress, fear or anger due to chronic illness.
With every Breath Brake you take, a digital message of thanks goes to children around the world thanking them for their heroism. When given a purpose, these boys and girls transform from victim to victor, and emerge as powerful martial artists.
Parents and caregivers of the children in our program will be able to access a visualization of these messages using an invitation-only companion app.
WHAT IS A BREATH BRAKE?
The Breath Brake, created by Kids Kicking Cancer, is an interventional breathing technique based upon martial arts principles. It combines movement with each breath to put the “brakes” on stress chemicals secreted by the adrenal gland.
Our audio and visual Breath Brake meditations typically last 2-5 minutes and are used by our Martial Arts Therapists to empower the children and help them reduce pain, fear and anger during treatment.