My "Why" Behind Breathing
With someone who has a genetic wiring for anxiety and a history of trauma, breathing seemed almost inaccessible. I had shallow breathing and literally at times stopped breathing in a state of "panic" and what we call a "trauma trigger." With years of coaching and support, I have begun to learn to use my breath in an intentional way to find a pause, access calm, regulate my activated stress response system and have control over my stress instead of it controlling me. Breathing saved my life.