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2. Breathing control

Breathing control means breathing gently, using the least effort. It will help when you’re short of breath or feeling anxious.

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00:05 - What is breathing control?
00:52 - Breathing control exercise

Plan: Create a plan for using breathing control

Next: Techniques for managing breathlessness → 


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Last medically reviewed: June 2021. Due for review: June 2022

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