Welcome to the Dolphin Zen Den

Imagine a place where you feel calm and relaxed.

ocean during a sunrise


Take a few deep breaths ...

breathing exercise

Keep breathing.

Slowly in.

Slowly out.

Let's Get Grounded


puppy laying on air vent

Name 5 things you can see around you.

soft rainfall

Name 4 things you can hear.

blossoming flower

Name 3 things you can smell.

warm cookie

Name 2 things you can smell.

dinosaur picture



Name 1 (or MORE) amazing thing about yourself.

One more time...

mountains with river

Focus on your breathing.

Breathe in 1, 2, 3, 4

Breath out 4, 3, 2, 1

You are CALM and in Control.

Zen Den Reflection

One a scale of 1 to 5, How do calm you feel after the Zen Den activities?

1 - No Difference

2 - Okay

3 - Calm

4 - Pretty Calm

5 - Very Calm

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