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Focused breathing

Hi! It seems like you are able to stay active and prioritize pleasurable activities despite your pain. You have already taken a walk and stretched out. Well done! You have just registered that you are not afraid of the pain and that you feel you have some strategies to help you cope with it. You register that your breathing is not relaxed. Can you give yourself a moment to focus on your breathing? Take a deep breath and slowly breathe out a couple of times. I recommend again the focused breathing exercise from last week, the one where you find a quiet spot, comfortable posture, focus on your breathing for a few minutes and--as well as you can--give minimum attention to the content of your thoughts that automatically appear.

Regards, Ann

Kristj√°nsd√≥ttir et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:51   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-51

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