Stress Management Technique

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Stress Management Stress Management Technique Brooke A. Sandage SCI 100 Laura Hatton December 14, 2009 1
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Stress Management I tried the breathing relaxation technique described in the book for managing my stress. Since your breathing is correlated with your stress level, I tried deep, slow breathing. This involves breathing consciously with your diaphragm, otherwise called belly breathing (Insel & Roth, 2008). I did this by lying on my back, on my bed, with my hands on my chest and stomach. This helped me gauge my breathing the first couple of times until I got used to it. I took slow deep breaths into my stomach; I could feel belly filling with air. I often practice breathing techniques while doing Pilates; however, I have never done this to directly control stress. I inhaled through my nose and exhaled through my mouth. I would do this for about five minutes at a time or until I felt myself relax. Often I would have to do this in the car or while somewhere else when I couldn’t lie
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