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Deep Breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing is a powerful way to tell your nervous system you're safe and don't need to be in fight-or-flight mode:

  1. Sit comfortably or lie down. Place one hand on your chest and the other on your belly.

  2. As you take slow, deep breaths in through your nose, notice how your belly expands.

  3. As you exhale slowly through pursed lips, draw your attention to your belly sinking.

  4. Continue to take deep breaths in and out according to whatever breathing pattern feels most calming or comforting.