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Caring adultsl can help children by having them first draw or play with hand shadows to gain comfort with a bird or a butterfly image. Then, perhaps invite them to imagine their bird or butterfly opening its wings as they count slowly from one to three, 1 – 2 – 3 , and then imagine the butterfly closing its wings as they count again slowly, from one to three, 1 – 2 – 3. When they have really gained a comfort with the visualization, invite them to close their eyes breathing in with the opening of the bird/butterfly wings, and breathing out with the closing of the wings.