Box breathing creates a space to foster perspective about an emotion.

(Also known as tactical breathing.) Inhale through the nose to stomach for 4 seconds, hold 4, exhale through mouth for 4, hold for 4. Creates calm, heals anxiety, fosters mindfulness. Having stepped back from automatic behaviors, reappraisal is possible 0G3A1B2, especially fact checking the narrative 4B6C8B.