Watch video: Breathe. A Swedish expert shares some mindfulness guidance

December 16, 2022 Swedish Behavioral Health Team


 In this article: 

  • Mindfulness practices can help us manage stress and anxiety. 

  • Focusing on the present moment can help when we're overwhelmed by our thoughts and feelings. 

  • A deep breathing exercise that can help reduce anxiety. 


For many of us, this time of the year can be full of emotions that seem unmanageable. Recentering ourselves with mindfulness exercises can help reduce anxiety and get us back on track; we're able to focus on the present moment and step away from overwhelming thoughts and feelings. 

In this short video, Swedish Behavioral Health program Manager John Delfeld, LICSW, shares some deep breathing techniques we can add to our mindfulness practices. 



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Related resources

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional's instructions.


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About the Author

Whether it's stress, anxiety, dementia, addiction or any number of life events that impede our ability to function, mental health is a topic that impacts nearly everyone. The Swedish Behavioral Health Team is committed to offering every-day tips and clinical advice to help you and your loved ones navigate mental health conditions.

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