The Breathing Technique
Open a window and take a deep breath through your nose, hold and then breathe out through your mouth on a 1:4:2 count.
Breathe in for one part, hold for four parts, and then breathe out for two parts.
The “parts” can be any number of seconds, as long as you maintain the ratio. For example, you might breathe in for three seconds, hold for twelve seconds, and breathe out for six seconds.
Correct diaphragmatic breathing is a way to relax your body and reduce anxiety. It helps avoid the “fight-or-flight” response by consciously becoming aware of your breathing. This technique can also help when trying to fall asleep.
At Trauma Research UK, we believe that trauma and trauma-related disorders that cause an array of anxiety disorders such as GAD, phobias, panic attacks, OCD, eating disorders, PTSD etc. can be successfully overcome.
Even if you have lived with them for many, many years, we can provide the tools and techniques needed to break anxiety-inducing habits and create new ways of thinking.
This programme has been designed to be simple, effective and most importantly life-changing.