Deep breathing is helpful for reducing stress.

Animation of a diaphragm exhaling and inhaling

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A big part of the therapeutic approach I have is the use of meditation with clients for stress reduction and thought detachment.  The style of meditation I teach is breath work–that is, becoming aware of your breathing when you are doing deep breathing.

Here is an article from NPR.org on the benefit of deep breathing.  Enjoy reading it–it’s short.

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/06/131734718/just-breathe-body-has-a-built-in-stress-reliever&sc=fb&cc=fp

No, I don’t make my clients pant like a doggie.  Just deep breathing.

About Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW, CAS-PC

Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Pastoral Counselor who maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Drexel Hill, PA.
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