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Breathing Space Coping with Difficulty

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Sandrine Cranswick
Mindfulness Teacher & Coach
When we feel under pressure or overwhelmed we tend to use our habitual coping strategies – (ie eating crisps or sugary snacks, coffee, alcohol, shouting, shutting down...). These often lead to more stressful situations. The Three Steps Breathing Space is a very short practice, from MBCT. It helps to cope with difficulty in a short and efficient way. Instead of pushing away the unpleasant, we learn to hold our experiences with openness and self-compassion.