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Use headphones or be in a quiet environment; click on the full screen option

Place your hands on your belly and feel the movement of your breath 

Periodically, soften your lips and silently exhale through your mouth

Release any pressure on yourself, rest easily and enjoy these pauses

For more contemplative breathing activities, go HERE


7 Days of Beauty - An Online Sanctuary

During turbulent times, within or without, we all need moments of respite and ease. The beauty of nature surrounds us - and can nourish us - if we take a few minutes to stop, breathe and pay attention.

These videos of music and images are drawn from thousands of photographs taken of land, sea and sky in California over the past decade. Click on each day below for a 5-minute pause to bring the art of nature into you, wherever you are.

Day 1
 Music: HARC - Ruth Cunningham and Ana Hernandez

Day 2
 Music: Alex Theory

Day 3
 Music: Agu

Day 4
 Music: Jim Cole and Alpha Wave Movement

Day 5
 Music: Stevin McNamara

Day 6
 Music: Jim Cole and Spectral Voices

Day 7
 Music: Bill Polits


What People are Saying

In our trainings, we suggest that all clients be taught affect regulation techniques. Unfortunately, many clients do not practice and reinforce them on an ongoing basis. As with anyone, time and pressure often get in the way. These seven videos can support both you and your clients by engendering positive affect states through a combination of nature photography and music. They can help clients reinforce their Safe/Calm Place access, and provide additional resources for immediate stress reduction. Since each is only five minutes long, clients are likely to use them on an ongoing basis. They are also highly recommended for clinicians as a personal resource. Try them yourself to decide if they're appropriate for your clients and experience the potential of each video for stress reduction. - Francine Shapiro, creator of EMDR