Last week I was sitting in the surgery waiting room feeling anxious and nervous. I sat trying to distract myself with a book, but I couldn’t read. The chairs in the waiting room were hard and uncomfortable, and I’ll have to admit I was feeling decidedly grumpy. I happened to look up at the ceiling and I noticed it was one of those dropped ceilings with square tiles in metal frames and I suddenly remembered a stress relief technique which was perfect for the waiting room.
The technique is called Square Breathing. You find a square, in my case a ceiling tile, and follow the outlines of the square as you breathe deeply in and out. Read more »