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Listen to your own needs


7-11 Breathing

This exercise is designed to regulate your breathing  when your stress levels begin to rise.

  1. Assume a comfortable position if possible and close your eyes if you wish.
  2. Take a slow breath in to the count of 7.
  3. Hold for a few seconds.
  4. Release your breath out slowly to the count of 11.
  5. Hold for a few seconds.
  6. Repeat as necessary until you feel yourself calm down.