The FOCUS Okinawa team is here to share one of their favorite activities for military kids and families: Feather Breathing! Feather breathing is a getting to green strategy that helps introduce the skill of deep or controlled breathing as a way to reduce stress.

All you need for this activity is a straw and a feather or piece of paper. Watch the video below to learn how to try feather breathing. You might just add it to your list of favorite getting to green strategies!


The FOCUS program is designed for military families, couples and children facing ongoing stress and change. It is easily customized to meet the unique needs of each family, couple, or group in order to help them achieve their personal and relationship goals. These blog posts from real FOCUS Families describe their experiences with the program.