Inhale Confidence Exhale Doubt
These words are very dear to my heart. You may not know this, but besides being a calligraphy I also work as a psychotherapist.
I specialise in Anxiety, OCD, Panic Attacks and Phobias.
One of the cornerstones of managing anxiety is noticing when it begins to strike, usually there are physical symptoms, such as getting hot or clammy, rapid breathing, heart rate increasing, feeling sick, needing to pee and legs feeling a bit wobbly. If any or all of these are familiar, and there is no apparent reason, then focusing on your breathing can have a significant effect.
It can truly be like having a magic wand
The breathing exercise I teach my clients is very simple and has immediate effect.
- Close your mouth.
- Breathe through your nose
- Gently and steadily count from one to three on the in breath and then one to three on the out breath.
- Try and be reasonably straight backed and not slouching.
Do this exercise for as long as it takes to reduce your anxiety or panic.