5-Minute Relaxation Imagery Practice & Balance Breath Practice

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April 12th, 2021

By: Eileen Yager, MD

Everyone is stressed about something now… and as parents of a child with pain, you have an extra stress. I always have said that you can’t take best care of someone else unless you take care of yourself first. 

This short video will teach you a 5-minute relaxation imagery practice, and the other video will teach a balance breath. These can both be done with your child or other family members, if you’d like, or you can use them alone, for your own self-care.


I am Dr. Eileen Yager, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado. I run the Integrative Pain Management Clinic there, for kids mostly with chronic pain. In 1990, I was on the founding faculty of the UCLA Pediatric Pain Center, and Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer was my boss!