ARP 352 - Breathing Necklaces or Buyer Beware

In this episode a look at breathing necklaces, which are supposed to help you control your breathing. These things irk me. It isn't that they don't have a purpose. But you don't need them.

It is ok to want one or have it around your neck as a touchpoint or you really do understand how to use them. That is what I wanted to communicate in the recording.

I had to cut a lot of stuff out of the episode. I was going on and on about anxiety gizmo advertorials in traditional and on-line magazines.  

Somebody told them about affiliate links and the blurring of editorial and advertising content. 
Some of them did not get the memo on the correct way to do this.

A lot of blurring and smudging going on.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

National Health Service has a page on breathing exercises for stress.

From Harvard Health Publishing, Relaxation techniques: Breath control helps quell errant stress response.

From Mindful Magazine and their website, an audio recording of a 12-minute 4--7-8 breathing practice

Every Mind Matters - NHS 2 minute-ish Breathing Practice


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