Breathing, just how much attention do we give it when life is in balance? Its just an action we take for granted, our heart beats, we breathe.
Many people I coach find life stressful. The say that people and events cause upset. They might be worry warriers, very good at taking on the burden of responsibility. Perhaps, as someone once told me, they "think a lot", dwell on this and that, run back over events and wonder if they could have been better made a choice.
Ill health can cause worry, fear about the future, prognosis, death, pain, loss.Sometimes guilt is there as well, the feeling that you are somehow to blame for the health problem you have.
People can feel strange feelings that seem to manifest from within their body. Sensations of pain, dizziness, tinnitus, eyesite change, hearing change. This attention call can cause upset, can start worry and fear and a sense of isolation.
Some people make presentations which they dislike, standing in front of large groups. Some loath flying but have to travel for work, some hate lifts but work or live at a high rise height.
Discovering a little about body habits associated with breathing can help control. Having a small sense of control can bring hope. Having hope can lift mood and bring a smile.
This short process can be done in the imagination, real time in a room or out walking.
It is a Body Sensing & Movement Awareness Process (BSMA) which is my own work.
Its an element in RAPP: the Recovery & Performance Programe