Manage Anxiety with Box Breathing

04/24/2022

Anxiety often feels overwhelming. It starts with a worry. That worry, when dwelled upon, creates a flight or fight response in the brain, and you get physical symptoms that make things worse. Then it keeps feeding in a loop from the brain to the body. You can interrupt that loop with 

box breathing. This is a powerful technique that is practiced by the infantry before battle. Yeah, it's that good. I present here a modified version, kind of a rectangular box. The four sides are: 1. Breathe in fully to a slow count of four. 2. Hold your breath for a slow count of two, noticing how peaceful a full lung of air is. 3. Breathe out fully to a slow count of four. 4. Hold your breath for a slow count of two, noticing how peaceful an empty lung is. 5. Repeat until you feel calmer. Controlling your breathing tells the brain we don't need to worry right now. If you have an anxiety that keeps coming up, or if you suffer from an anxiety disorder or panic attacks. these patterns can often be eliminated with Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®). Call to learn more about this powerful technique: 737.471.9697.