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Re: Help on breathing

Posted by TherapyGirl on November 20, 2006, at 12:54:33

In reply to Help on breathing, posted by kiwiredbeach on November 20, 2006, at 10:13:42

Hi. Don't know if this will help, but I've done guided imagery with a certified hypnotherapist and breathing during those exercises is *very* important. The exercises usually last about 20 minutes. I've found since then, though, that if I can remember to take some time and breathe whenever I get upset, I can usually calm myself down in about 5 minutes.

It may be different for GAD (although I'm a pretty anxious person). My guess is you're going to just have to try it in 5-minute spurts. You'll know when it's working. And breathe way deep -- you want your stomach to be like a balloon that you are filling up and deflating. Also, each inhale and exhale should take about 5 seconds.

Hope this helps.




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