Clarie Psychotherapy

Clarity to Choice and Courage

Mindfulness Practices

Manage Emotions with Mindfulness: Reduce Anger, Depression & Anxiety

Conscious Breathing

When we’re feeling busy or overwhelmed, our breath becomes shallow and rapid.

Taking slow, deep breaths activates the body’s relaxation response, helping to calm your mind and body.

Here’s a simple breathing exercise you can try anywhere:

  1. Find a comfortable place to sit or lean back.
  2. Close your eyes gently, or soften your gaze if keeping them open feels more comfortable.
  3. Place one hand on your belly and the other on your chest.
  4. Inhale slowly through your nose for a count of 4, feeling your belly rise.
  5. Hold your breath for a count of 2.
  6. Exhale slowly through pursed lips for a count of 6, feeling your belly gently sink.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 for a few minutes, focusing on the rise and fall of your breath.

Even a few minutes of conscious breathing can help to reduce stress and promote a sense of calm.

Self-Compassion Breathing Exercise

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