Breathe with me

Go to a private room.

Close the blinds.

It doesn’t have to be dark.

Just private.

Sit down on the floor.

Get comfortable.

Use pillows if necessary.

Back straight!

Breathe out through your mouth.

Feel yourself. Feel your body.

Feel your heartbeat.

We will get through this.

Now

Close your eyes.

Your are safe.

Take a deep breath.

Release it with a sigh.

Make a sound, if it feels natural.

Let it flow.

Shake your arms and hands.

Feel your body again.

Are you comfortable?

Try getting comfortable.

Push every invading thought away.

Nothing matters.

Just you.

My voice.

And your breathing.

Are your eyes still closed?

Relax!

Don’t question this.

Follow my lead.

Take a deep breath.

In through your nose.

Feel your chest expand.

Hold your breath.

In your head, count to 7.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Now release your breath through your mouth.

Eyes closed.

That was really good.

Let’s repeat this!

Take a deep breath.

In through your nose.

Feel your body relax while you hold your breath.

Silently count to 7.

Release your breathe through your mouth.

How does it feel?

Don’t overthink!

Breathe!

One last time. Let’s breathe together.

Take a deep breath through your nose.

Hold it.

Count to 7.

Release your breath through your mouth.

Good. Well done.

Stay like this for a moment.

Feel yourself.

If you need to cry – do it.

Don’t be afraid. Don’t be ashamed.

Let everything happen that needs to happen.

Now, open your eyes.

Look around the room.

Get re-acquainted with the here and now.

Feel your body.

Shake your arms and legs.

Breathe in. Breathe out.

I love you. You are not alone. You are safe.

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