With Every Breath I Take

 

 

"We are psychotherapists working with children, adolescents and young adults struggling with heartbreaks and emotional pains.  Through our experiences working both in an inpatient and outpatient contexts, we have observed that there appears to be a significant increase in families seeking out mental health services in crisis, often struggling with feelings of overwhelming hopelessness leading to anxiety, depression, self harm, aggression or addiction.  What we have observed is that a common thread binds these aching souls, and that is a lack of self acceptance and confidence.

Through our commitment to helping children and adolescents heal and find their sense of self worth, we have seen that positive self affirmations, cognitive behavioral services, mindfulness techniques and guided visualization are keys to successful treatment. Our clinical experiences has also led us to believe that we can prevent much of these emotional issues if we start with the parents.  If we teach parents how to instill unconditional love in their children, these children could then develop into healthy, creative and confident adults.  This process begins as early as in the womb, because a baby waiting to be born can hear and respond to stimuli from the outside environment. As such  an environment that is full of stress, anger or depression is not as stimulating and as inviting as an environment that radiates love, acceptance and calmness. This idea was the inspiration for the following work. We wanted to give expecting parents a mean to let go of the daily stresses of life and spend some quality time reading a "first story book " to their babies to be…"

 

With Every Breath I Take by Beata Jankiewicz and Diana Flores

 

With every breath I take…

… I embrace everything about you.

With every breath I take…

… I’m sending you unconditional love and the love of our family.

With every breath I take…

… I am proud of your body, developing and growing harmoniously into a perfect being.

With every breath I take…

… The world around you prepares to welcome you with hope and joy.

With every breath I take…

… I am certain that your life will overflow with infinite possibilities.

With every breath I take…

… I feel the creative powers within you strengthen and grow, letting you achieve greatness in life.

With every breath I take…

… I am thankful for you coming into my life.

With every breath I take…

… Perfect health, happiness and abundance are drawn to you.

With every breath I take…

… I am surrounded by warmth, comfort and bliss emanated by your positive energy.

With every breath I take…

… I am mindful of the influence my doubts and fears have on you and I ask forgiveness from you.

With every breath I take…

… Our unique connection radiates with strength and eternal love.

With every breath I take…

 

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