Mental Health Center of San Diego counselors use meditation and breathwork as part of a holistic treatment plan that will help restore balance, whether you’re targeting stress, improving sleep, or releasing endorphins. Breathwork can be simple enough that it is practiced in sessions, during breaks from work, or even in the morning or before bed on your own time.
Breathwork is a form of self-practice that can be used in place of traditional meditation. It helps you calm your mind and body down by focusing on your breathing. The results are similar to meditation practices, reduced anxiety or increased feelings of positivity and a calmer mental state.
Those who practice breathwork describe heightened clarity of mind and emotions and an increased connection between their mind and bodies.
Breathing is an often overlooked but crucial part of our day-to-day lives. With all the distractions around us, it becomes difficult to focus on anything that involves self-care.
Deep breathwork techniques can help with treating mental health issues. When we take in more oxygen than usual, it causes our brains waves (or brain activity) to become slower, which helps promote calmness. Some additional benefits of breathwork techniques include:
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Breathwork is a safe and enjoyable form of therapy for most people. It may also help those with autoimmune diseases as it has been shown to change the inflammatory response from our innate immune system.
Breathwork on its own is not a treatment, but it is a useful tool to use to calm yourself down when experiencing the symptoms of some mental disorders. The Mental Health Center of San Diego will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to balance out your mental disorders and live a fulfilling life.