Any of you who I have worked with me know how strongly I believe that conscious, controlled breathing is one of the most simple yet powerful methods for stress management. However, utilising your breath as an effective tool takes a lot of practice. We’ve been breathing without thinking for a good number of years, so making changes to how we breathe – however subtle – is not easy, and takes a lot of practice. One effective (& rather lovely!) way to benefit from deeper breathing without even realising we’re doing so is by the use of essential oils. In the video below I explore how using these oils in a diffuser can benefit both our physical & our mental health, and can be massively helpful in terms of managing stress…and on top of all that they simply smell lovely!