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Empower Your Child to Overcome Anxiety and Enhance Focus Through the Power of Breathwork

Discover an easy-to-incorporate framework for busy parents and caregivers to proactively establish healthy habits that will transform your family’s well-being.

Unlock Your Hidden Superpower

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Are you feeling overwhelmed and stuck as a parent, struggling to support your anxious child effectively?

Does your child's constant struggle with managing their big feelings leave you feeling helpless?

Parenting an anxious child can take a toll on your emotional well-being and strain family harmony. But there is a solution that can bring lasting transformation.



A life where your child feels a sense of calm and confidence, where anxiety no longer holds them back, and where you can navigate the challenges of parenting with ease. With the right mind-body tools, this transformation is within reach.

What you may not know...

The root of the problem lies in your autonomic nervous system. When anxiety strikes, it triggers your body and brain to enter a 'fight or flight' mode. This response signals to your brain and body that you're in a potentially unsafe situation, resulting in an elevated heart rate, quick, shallow breathing, disrupted digestion, tense muscles, and more.

But here's the exciting part: your body comes equipped with a natural switch that can shift you from this 'protective' state to a 'restorative' one. The best news is that you can learn to operate this switch at any time and in any place.

Discover the 3 secrets to peace and wellbeing

Secret #1

You can uncover natural ways to feel safe and calm without medications, the latest supplement trend, or constant doctor visits.

Secret #2

You can reclaim the innate tool you’ve been using effortlessly since birth and pass it on to your children, enabling them to manage stress, build resilience, and avoid harmful paths in the future.

Secret #3

The fastest way to build a calm and peaceful household, reduce tantrums, and support your child’s mental health is to stop reacting and start building this autonomic skill to promote well-being.

Introducing...Breathe 4 Empowerment

The revolutionary framework that harnesses the healing power of breath to overcome anxiety, conquer stress, and enhance focus naturally. Designed specifically for busy parents and caregivers like you, this program offers an easy-to-incorporate routine that not only helps your child but also builds lasting bonds within your family.

Through our 12-week program, you'll learn practical, proven techniques that empower you to help your child:

Overcome Anxiety

Regain control of your own thoughts and emotions, reducing feelings of overwhelm and reactivity. As you find your own calm, you'll be better equipped to guide your child through their own anxiety.

Enhance Focus

Say goodbye to scattered attention and welcome a newfound ability to stay present and focused. By incorporating breathwork techniques into your daily routine, both you and your child will experience improved concentration and mental clarity.

Support Your Child

Equip your child with effective tools and strategies to conquer anxiety and stress. Our easy-to-follow videos, instructions, and 1:1 guidance will empower you to guide your child through breathwork exercises that soothe their mind and help them find peace.

Build Resilience

Proactively create a family environment filled with strength and resilience. As you model effective problem-solving and self-care, your child will learn invaluable life skills that will serve them well into adulthood.

Elevate Sports Performance

Unlock your potential and ehance sports performance through proper breathing techniques. Without it, adults and children may experience decreased stamina, reduced focus, and increased risk of injury during physical activities.

Enhance Emotional Stability

Our program provides valuable guidance and practical techniques, empowering participants to master emotional regulation. With these tools, they can better manage their emotions, reducing the risk of mood swings, and outbursts and fostering positive relationships with peers and family.

Invest in yourself AND your children

By joining Breathe 4 Empowerment, you're not only investing in your child's well-being but also setting a powerful example for them. 


You'll foster a deeper connection with your child as you tap into the body's natural ‘anxiety management system’, strengthening the bond between you and creating a more harmonious home environment.


Don't miss out on this life-changing opportunity to transform your family's well-being. 

Reserve Your Spot Now

Reserve your spot in our exclusive Breathe 4 Empowerment coaching program, and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, peace, and resilience – for you and your child!

There are a limited number of 1-on-1 spaces available. Reserve yours now! 

How it Works

  • Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation 20-minute discovery session with Stephanie or email her directly at
  • The 12-week proprietary program includes six bi-weekly live Zoom sessions with Stephanie
  • Supplemental videos and instructions will accompany the personal instruction
  • Stephanie will guide you through the step-by-step process to enhance your breathing so that you can model and promote healthy breathing habits to your child
  • A comprehensive workbook is provided for your reference and deeper understanding of the principles
  • You will be able to record your routine and track your progress with materials provided
  • Email support is available throughout the program

What to Expect

90-minute Breathing Assessment

The first session focuses on goal setting, and obtain baseline breathing assessments with a certified breathing coach to help you optimize your breathing.

Five Live Coaching Sessions

Five 30-minute live coaching sessions customized to help you meet your goals and measure progress.  

Customized Breathing Exercises

A breathing routine created just for you that is science-based, simple, and safe and require just 10-15 minutes daily.

B4E Interactive Workbook

To aid you on your journey and record progress along the way.

Video Tutorials and Audio Tracks

We're here to help and guide you in a way that suits how you learn best.

Email Support

Relevant resources between sessions so you're supported every step of the way.


A 30-Day Breathing Challenge to help kickstart your routine


Breathing Routine Planner so you can implement a lasting habit

See What People Are Saying

People just like you got amazing results.

I have always known that breath is one of the most important aspects of our health and during my own healing journey I have become aware of my own dysfunctional breathing habits.

What changed after working with Stephanie?
I definitely feel my breathing has improved! I feel I breathe more efficiently and effectively. I love being able to visualize where to open up space in my body to allow full use of my lungs.

What specific results can you share?
My sleep and mood have improved! I feel more centered and calm.

How would you describe the overall atmosphere during the sessions? Totally comfortable, safe and supported. I loved working with Stephanie!

What would you say to somebody on the fence about working with us? Yes! I notice I default into techniques I learned when I am noticeably stressed- sometimes without even having to think about it!

Michelle L. • Mother/OT/Business Owner

This is perfect for you if...

  • Want to learn how to feel in control of emotions and less reactive
  • Seeking a holistic approach to physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing
  • Know that you need to slow down and feel calm, but you don’t know how
  • Feel disconnected and tired of the hamster wheel
  • Want support and encouragement on your journey to peace and comfor
  • Have anxious children who could benefit from a lifelong tool to navigate the ups and downs of life with resilience

Unlock the power of breath and build a brighter future together with our Breathwork Training Class. Give your child the gift of lasting peace of mind and take the first step towards a more harmonious and resilient family life.

So that you can give your kids the support they deserve

Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering how the service works? 

Dive into our FAQ for more details

Why should I learn how to breathe well?We breathe over 20,000 times a day, but most of us breathe inefficiently and in a way that increases stress.  

Here are a few more reasons why breathing is the lowest-hanging fruit of physical, mental, and emotional health.

• The link between the mind and body can be the catalyst for your emotional state

• Poor breathing habits magnify over a lifetime, affecting health and happiness. Many people are unaware that they are stuck in stressed breathing habits for weeks, months, or even years

• Anyone can learn it
• It is accessible
• It is drug free
• It is accessible anytime and anywhere
• It strengthens the immune system
• It stimulates movement & circulation

Benefits of breathing well?

• Improves the digestive system
• Enhances lung function (better gas exchange)
• Increases muscle performance
• Reduces neck and shoulder pain
• Improves heart health
• Lower stress levels
• Decreases blood pressure
• Regulates the nervous system

I've never done breathwork before. Is this for me?The good news is that you were born breathing well, so your body knows how to breathe well. We just need to re-learn how to breathe the way the body is designed to breathe.

Don't we breathe automatically? Why do I need to be taught how to breathe?Breathing is both voluntary and involuntary. This means that our habits play a role in how we breathe; without awareness of these habits, our breathing can become inefficient and dysfunctional.

If breathing becomes dysfunctional, your health suffers. We are all born with a healthy breathing style, but many of us lose this style and adopt unhealthy and inefficient breathing habits. The goal of breath re-training is to re-learn how to breathe optimally. 

I am already so busy, how will I find the time for breathing exercises?The customized breathing routine will only take 10-15 minutes a day and can be added to your normal exercise routine as a warm-up or cool down. 

What qualifications do you have for teaching breathwork?My combined passion for teaching and breathwork will give you the best experience and expertise to get your body to breathe well again. As a mother, I see the need for new tools to manage stress and pass these essential skills down to our children. I invite you to join me on a transformative experience that is practical, fun, and effective!

My Certifications/Credentials:

• MA in Education (I have a passion for teaching!)
• RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher)
• Yoga Alliance member
• Level 2 BREATHE™ Coach (under Dr. Belisa Vranich)
• Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Coach (Patrick McKeown)
• Yoga Body® Breathing Coach (Lucas Rockwood)
• Yoga 4 Teens Instructor
• Yoga Calm® Youth Instructor
• Trauma-informed yoga and instructional practices
• CPR AED certified
• Licensed and Insured for Liability

How long does it take to see results?The time it takes varies for each person due to factors like breathing habits, age, and more. Some individuals have experienced results within a few days, while for others, it might take a few weeks.

Your commitment to daily exercises and staying mindful throughout the day will play a significant role in the outcome.

Stephanie Esser breathing coach minnesota

Meet your Coach

Stephanie, MAEd., speaker and certified breathing coach, is the visionary behind Balancing Elephants, Inc - a company dedicated to helping parents of anxious kids develop resilience and coping skills from within using simple, safe, and effective breathing methods. She is also the creator of the BE Buddy® – an innovative multisensory breathing pillow and relaxation tool designed to help kids practice breathwork to manage stress, regulate emotions, and develop into resilient, confident adults free from anxiety.


Stephanie believes that in a world filled with excessive medication and numerous distractions, the most effective approach for both children and adults to handle stress, boost energy levels, and prioritize well-being is by establishing a deep connection with their breath. Recognizing the inherent power of their breath enables individuals to effortlessly transition from a state of stress to calmness at any time and anywhere. 


Through the thoughtful integration of various breathing techniques, Stephanie has crafted a simple and effective step-by-step coaching program that empowers parents to breathe in alignment with nature's design and equips them to model and teach these invaluable skills to children. With a scientific foundation, combined with her background as a trauma-informed educator, certified yoga instructor, and breathing coach, Stephanie's breathwork method is proven to deliver measurable client results and lifelong tools to support physical, mental, and emotional health. 

The breath is a superpower!

Learn how to use it to reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus, feel connected, and be present in a noisy world.

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