Care recipient (cr) who is anxious may find it possible to relax through a pursed-lip breathing exercise

Try: #breathe in through the nose for two counts #purse the lips and exhale through the mouth in a steady stream for four counts as if slowly blowing out birthday candles #repeat these two steps several times #if you feel dizzy or tired at any time return to your regular breathing pattern

Materials: Ability to regulate breathing for a few minutes at a time

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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