EIGHT CREATIVE BREATHING TECHNIQUES can be used anywhere and anytime; at the office, at home or socializing.

You can interrupt negative thoughts that cycle through your mind by focusing on your breathing technique.

Some creative breathing techniques are presented to help control your thoughts.

As you slow the breath down, the heart rate slows down too, because breathing and heart rate go together.

Hypnotic suggestions and metaphors are used to master your breath https://www.amazon.com.au/Handbook-Hypnotic-Suggestions-Metaphors-Corydon-ebook/dp/B00DNTUYWO

Do each method that you like, three to four rounds.  Repeat throughout the day.


As you practice these during the day and night it will help you:

  • sleep when you want to
  • interrupt negative thoughts
  • lower anxiety
  • quieten your mind
  • bring peace and relaxation
  • settle your nervous system
  • improve concentration


  1. Slow breaths: for three rounds of in and out breaths: for the in-breath count to 4 , hold for count of 7, exhale with a whooshing sound to the count of eight.


  1. Forehead: lick two fingers and gently stroke your forehead. Imagine breathing in and out through the skin of your forehead.  Then close the eyes for a moment, relax and imagine you are out in nature and enjoy the feeling of deep relaxation
  2. Swing: imagine you are on a swing. Your inhale starts the swing.  Push the swing during one inhalation and exhalation.  When you are ready let your breath swing to its own rhythm.  Let it swing by itself.  Feel tensions swinging away with each exhalation.
  3. Diaphragm: imagine there is a balloon inside your chest.  With each inhalation you blow up the balloon, feel your chest – front, back, sides, top and bottom expand.  Hold for a count of four then let the air out of the balloon on the exhalation.  Feel the tensions leave your body with each exhalation.
  4. Breath in for a count of 5, hold your breath for as long as is comfortable . Let the air flow out on its own.   Imagine you are breathing in relaxation and exhaling tensions.
  5. Imagine your breath sets a pendulum in motion. Each inhalation sets the pendulum in motion until it finds its own rhythm.
  6. Breath in for a count of 7. As you breath out balance your out breath by counting to 7.  Be still and watch the stillness between each breath.
  7. Breath in for a count pf 7, exhale out of each body part, telling it to let go and relax.  For example, on the out breath tell your neck to let go of your head, move through each body part.


I am an experienced therapist with over 15 years experience. I practise in Botany on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and Miranda on Friday. I am an accredited supervisor with Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA) and Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

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