3 Minute Breathing Space

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The 3-Minute Breathing Space is a brief practice intended to be used when thoughts or mood spiral in a negative direction. Deliberately using the breathing space whenever we notice unpleasant feelings, or a sense of “tightening” or “holding” in the body, provides an opportunity to begin to respond rather than react.

Firstly, we become aware of our thoughts, feelings and emotions with a sense of kindness and self-compassion whatever we find, we then focus our attention on our breathing, and lastly, expand our awareness back out to a sense of the body and experience as a whole.

It can be used as much as you like, at work, at home, or any time you might need to restore some degree of calm and self-compassion to your day.

Do not watch or listen to this material whilst driving or operating machinery or where it is not safe for you to close your eyes.

Alexander James is a Mindfulness-Based Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist helping clients overcome addictions, stress and anxiety disorders.

Appointments are available at various clinics across Central London including:

1 Harley Street, Bank, Canary Wharf, Notting Hill, Wimbledon and outside London at the Cowdray Therapy Rooms in West Sussex.

I also offer home visits and Online consultations.

Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.