When you’re angry, what do you think about? Do you think about the injustice that you’re suffering, or the person who caused you pain, or the event that just happened? The answer is: Probably, you think about all of that. But what you might not think about that’s affecting you the most is your breathing. If you get anxious or mad or sad, your breathing changes—it’s a biological response to the stress that’s happening. But that loss of control over your breath can make you feel even worse—and can make it seem as if you won’t be able to wrest control over your emotions.

Luckily, there are some simple exercises that you can do to help you regulate your breathing and begin to feel better. Most focus on using a body part—your diaphragm, for example, or even your nostrils—to set a regular breathing pattern. This graphic gives you some tips.

Breathing Techniques That’ll Help You Get a Handle on Anxiety in Minutes
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Counseling in Delray Beach

Depression, sadness, anxiety disorders, stress, and worry can make it difficult to find happiness in your life. We all need support at different times in our lives.  Most of my clients seek help when their current way of dealing with life’s challenges no longer works for them. With a caring, non-judgmental and solution-focused approach, we will explore your issues and challenges in a safe therapeutic environment at my private practice in Delray Beach, Florida.

I also offer remote online therapy from the comfort and security of home that will allow you to learn more effective ways of managing your anxiety and stress.

Let’s walk the path to freedom from depression and anxiety together. If you’re ready to let go of the sadness, depression, fears, worries, and anxieties that are making life difficult, check out my Anxiety Support Group hosted every other Tuesday at my private practice.