Breath Awareness MINDFUL BREATHING IS POWERFUL. Listen to the short audio recording on breath awareness – this is one of the most effective ways for you to change your nervous systems and decrease their sensitization. Becoming skilled at this technique is vital for so much more than pain relief. Become a ‘pro’ at calm breathing as a step towards recovering ease of moment. Practice this 3-5 times each day, at first while in your most comfortable positions. More practice sessions are better for learning. Expect to get better at this when you practice consistently. Becoming more skillful may require 3-6 weeks. Do not be discouraged if it takes time for your pain to decrease – this is a skill that you can master. If your pain does change quickly, imagine how much more it will change when you practice consistently for 6 weeks.