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Mindful behavior assists recovery

Breathwork involves regulating your breathing to help you process your thoughts and reduce stress. Using breathwork in recovery is an important skill because it can help you understand the root of triggering thoughts. Breathwork offers you a healthy way to navigate stressful situations.

What Are the Benefits of Breathwork?

When you become stressed, your breathing becomes shallow. This means that you are not bringing enough oxygen into your body. As a result, shallow breathing can elevate your heartbeat and send your nervous system into “fight or flight” mode. This results in anxiety. Slow, deliberate breathing provides many benefits, including:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Reduce symptoms associated with depression
  • Helps process grief
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves sleep

How Does Breathwork Help in Recovery?

Breathwork is gentle, safe, and simple. In recovery, it has a profound effect that allows you to heal. Breathwork allows the expression and release of trauma and negative emotions. During breathwork, the body, mind, and soul create a wholeness with each other.

  • Helps keep you grounded in the moment
  • Uncover the root of triggering thoughts
  • It keeps you connected to your authentic self
  • It helps you process emotions rather than suppress them
  • It helps keep your thinking clear and focused, so you make better decisions

Breathwork a Necessary Tool for Recovery

Breathwork can be the easiest thing to do during recovery to process thoughts you may not want to explore through talk therapy. When you utilize breathwork, you put yourself first, which allows you to become more self-aware. This, in turn, can help you notice when patterns begin to shift and change.

Breathwork gives you a tool to cope anywhere, with anything in any environment. It is a simple tool that you can learn and benefit from. Taking just five minutes a day to focus on your breathing can do wonders for your mental and physical wellbeing. It can even potentially help to prevent a relapse.

At The Guest House, we understand that using breathwork in recovery teaches breathing techniques that help you regulate involuntary and subconscious responses. By breathing mindfully, you control the flow of oxygen to the brain. Slow breathing helps release calm and happy feelings; rapid breathing stimulates the stress response from your body. With us, you will learn to use your breathing to control your response to things that trigger you, which will keep you grounded and focused. Breathwork also teaches you how to use and healthily connect to your body. To learn more, call us at (855) 483-7800.