Deep Breathing Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Worksheet updated on March 8th, 2024

Deep Breathing Worksheet

We all know that sometimes life can get overwhelming. Stress at work, home, or from unexpected circumstances causes us to feel overwhelmed when not properly managed. It is important to know how to manage the feelings of anxiety, fatigue, and depressed mood that can come with prolonged and unmanaged stress.

Because life can be so stressful sometimes, it is important to have healthy and effective coping skills. One coping skill that can consistently help with managing stress and difficult feelings is deep breathing. Practicing deep breathing and mindful breathwork exercises can help your client better manage in-the-moment stress.

About This Worksheet

There are specific breathwork exercises that are especially popular when teaching clients deep breathing skills for stress management. This Deep Breathing worksheet provides instructions for 4 simple breathwork exercises that can help reduce symptoms of stress:

  • 10-second breaths
  • Chest Breaths
  • Belly Breaths
  • 4-7-8 breaths

Each is commonly used in meditative breathwork and therapeutic mindfulness work for stress management. This worksheet provides step-by-step instructions for performing these four breathing techniques.

Therapists can use this worksheet when working with adolescents and adults in individual or group therapy. It can help people who are struggling with stress, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and more.


The Deep Breathing worksheet outlines the method for performing each type of breathing exercise. On this worksheet, the client is given step-by-step instructions on how to properly perform the breaths.

Start by explaining how deep breathing exercises can help your client manage stress. Review each of the 4 types of exercises with the client. Then, work through each step of the exercises with your client for practice. Provide your client with a copy of this worksheet to use in between sessions and when feeling overwhelmed with stress.

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