You can maintain control: Intentional Breathing
Updated: Aug 31, 2020
My message to you is clear: there has never been a more important place in time for you to know who you are and consciously decide on the legacy you want to imprint on this period of time and those you lead.
You can maintain control; you can be the constant in this quickly changing environment. And I want to support you.
Every health & wellbeing coaching tool/session/resource I have is at your disposal – today I’m sending you an Intentional Breathing activity.
Intentional breathing won’t pay your bills, tell you what to do with which staff or go close to offering a projection to where we are on this unprecedented timeline.
But what intentional breathing will provide you with is the focus, grounding and to find the much-needed space between what you are seeing, hearing and feeling and your emotional state(s) before responding to the next pressing priority.
Imagine it’s a year from now, and you could look back at how you led yourself and others during this time – what do you want to see? What will your journal say?
“I was … Calm. Empathetic. Rational. Unbiased. Realistic. Generous. Understanding. Knowledgable. Inspired. Forgiving. Flexible. Proud. Available. Resourceful. Kind. Compassionate. Able.Constant…?”
Intentional breathing will aid you to embody your chosen virtues.
Intentional Breathing is a reading breath activity, specially designed for those not experienced in traditional mediation or mindfulness, or those who think they are too busy to stop – this is 10 minutes, and if nothing else, we all currently have more time on our hands.
You can read Intentional Breathing from a screen or print. It is free to share with all in your community; personal or professional.
Please do not hesitate to contact me – we are physically distancing for sure, but we are still socially and emotionally connected.
Penni is an experienced business manager, internationally recognised lifestyle, food and wellness coach, Mindfulness coach, Mental health first aider and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner. With creative program and session design, Penni brings health & wellbeing (awareness and behaviour change) to workplaces that encourage and support participants to change the way they think and participate in life; to experience today while looking forward to their future.
They are hands-on and experimental for adult learning, bringing a practical element to evidence-informed literature, resulting in reduced sick leave and wage costs, and a more supported, satisfied and productive teams of staff.
Adopting the Trans Theoretical Model of Change (TMM) for individual behaviour change, the programs, workshops and campaigns are created to address either the awareness, behavior change or maintenance stages of change.