“Deep breathing is a mental health life hack that any person can use anytime, anywhere. It helps reset our stress response (also known as the sympathetic nervous system) when we feel frightened, angry, or just plain overwhelmed,” says Samaritan therapist Leah Szemborski.
“Deep breathing doesn’t cost anything, it’s easy, and everyone can do it. Give it a try!” Leah says.
Leah’s 3 Steps to Ongoing Calm and Peace
- Hold breath while you count to four.
- Slowly breathe out as you completely empty your lungs.
“By deep breathing you may find that this little trick will help you stay more calm and peaceful throughout your day. Happy breathing!”
Leah is a new counselor at Samaritan with over 13 years of experience. She has a down-to-earth counseling style that helps people feel at ease. Leah sees clients for a variety of concerns including abuse, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, spirituality, parenting, marriage, among many others. Leah works with clients ages 0-99 at the Menasha and Oshkosh offices.
Learn more about Leah on Our Therapist page.