Deep Breathing Worksheet
Deep breathing is a relaxation technique in which a person focuses on taking slow, deep breaths to find psychological or mental distress safely and healthily.
Deep breathing exercises are all forms of yogic breathing that help improve your mind-body connection by bringing awareness to the usually unconscious act of breathing.
What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Deep breathing (also known as slow diaphragmatic breathing) is a relaxation technique used in CBT to get through a challenging situation without leaving or making things worse.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Practising deep breathing is a skill found in mindfulness, a core component of DBT. Deep breathing is effective in DBT as it lets you calm your mind when losing control.
How Will This Worksheet Help You?
Learning deep breathing techniques not only reduces the effects of stress but;
- Reduces blood pressure
- Enhances alertness
- Improves overall emotional well-being
- Improves brain function and lung capacity
- Results in a relaxed state of your mind-body connection
- Decreases the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
How Should You Use This Worksheet?
This worksheet should be used by individuals to lower stress in their bodies and help people battling anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
This self-evaluation worksheet should be used to teach individuals the importance of deep breathing.
You can download this worksheet here.
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