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Breathe Out - Break Out! Workshops

​Breathe in. Breathe Out. Release, Break out!

Managing Fight, Flight, & Frozen Responses in the Anxious Panicked Moment. Mindfulness workshops, tools, & ideas for Practitioners

Nervous System

What do worries and negative thoughts elicit? They flood and constrict our thoughts & response to the point where we cannot think clearly and/or our:

  • thoughts race and/or constrict

  • breathing quickens

  • body freezes

  • chest tightens

  • hands feel clammy

  • thoughts become muddled


Breathe Out - Break Out workshops are designed for you to create and infuse mindfulness skills to increase your ability to tolerate feelings of distress and regulate your emotions. Techniques focus on grounding and resourcing exercises shown to be effective in managing worries and negative thoughts + increasing your own resiliency. 

Mindfulness and meditation are scientifically proven to be effective tools for reducing stress and managing stressful moments by and increased ability to:

  • work with strong regulate emotions

  • increase awareness

  • understand your emotional intelligence

  • strengthen decision making

  • develop confidence

  • learn to be nice to yourself

These therapeutic models offer supportive tools & techniques to assist you during an anxious and/or panicked moment. Handouts, below, are combined from these therapeutic influences:

  • Cognitive & Dialectical Behavioral

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

  • Somatic & Relational

  • Psychodrama

Breathe Out - Break Out workshops for Practitioners has been presented at:

  • Expressive Therapies Summit, New York City, April 2018

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Kapstein, LCSW-R, EMDR, CASAC

Workshop Handouts

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