Counselor Paul Perales, MSW, CAPSW
Feeling anxious? Stop and consider your breath. Are you taking short, shallow breaths? Changing that can change your state of mind.
Samaritan therapist Paul Perales recommends mindfulness exercises that focus on breathing to his clients. And good news — YOU can get these simple audio exercises free from The Free Mindfulness Project. “It is a great site that allows people to download guided breathing and meditation that fits their schedule and level of practice,” Paul says. “I email this link to clients especially after using guided mindfulness in session. I often see physical relief in clients who are experiencing anxiety or anger. It is a great way to start or end a counseling session.”
Likewise, it would be a great way to start or end your day. Try it, and let us know what you experience!