How to Use Your Frustration E-Break

Dec 22, 2014

Your frustration e-break…the only thing you need to work EVERY TIME.


When fighter pilots are faced with life and death decisions during battle, they rely on their training.

They use maneuvers and techniques that experts have developed and have proven to be effective time and time again.

There’s one technique that is used when the enemy is flying directly behind and has the soldier locked in their sights.

With one fluid motion, the soldier challenges its relationship with gravity and performs a backwards somersault granting him the same position his enemy had on him just moments before.

Game over.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could gain the same strategic advantage over our frustrations?

Guess what?

We can.


Introduction to Your Frustration E-Break

So where is our frustration e-break?

The short answer is- it’s in your breath. However, just like the soldier, you’re going to need a bit more of instruction before we turn you loose.

This breathing technique is for the “field”. It is to be used when you are engaged in activity. Sure, you may practice it at home in your papasan chair, but the real value of this exercise will be known “out there”.

In your day-to-day, you interact with people; that is to say, you also interact with their vibrational level, intentions, and momentum. Sometimes you work with them. Sometimes you protect yourself from them. Either way, it puts you in a current. And that’s all nice and good, but sometimes we get tired of swimming and want to kick it on the beach.

Here’s how we make it to the beach.


Your Other Breaths

Before we discuss this breathing technique any further, let’s make it known how it is different than your “other breaths”.

Your everyday, awake, get s#$@ done breath is auditory. You can hear the breath passing through your cartilage, bone, and canals. You feel its resistance in the cavity of your chest and how it moves your belly and back muscles.

The breath we’re talking about for the purpose of this article is a ninja’s breath.

It comes into you like a silk ribbon. It caresses all of your parts. It’s like a breath in slow motion. And yet, it’s still comfortable. It provides you with everything you need.


Step 1: The Realization

Sounds simple enough, but it is the most important part of this technique- realize you’re in “the current”.

The realization is the first step.

The internal dialogue sounds something like this…

“Jeez, my jaw and facial muscles are really tight. Ugh, look at Catherine- she’s being so serious. It’s just paperwork Catherine- Relax! Oh, actually…I’m the one who needs to relax. Ah! I’ll do that cool breathing technique I read about on”

Good, now the hard part is done.


Step 2: The Breath

Take the breath.

Remember, it’s different than the breath just before it. It’s the difference between sucking diet coke and a chocolate shake through a straw.

If you’re a fan of this “straw” analogy, see it again in action here- Astral Projection for Out of Sight Answers.


Step 3: The Shift

See, feel, hear, and know its effects.

Most likely the people you’re interacting with won’t realize what’s happening on a conscious level. But somewhere, somehow they too will know its effects.

For you, it will shift from having a conversation with someone to watching a movie of you having a conversation with someone. It’s just different.

What you’ll really feel is the momentum of whatever emotions you were experiencing continue to move forward while YOU slow down. That is to say, you are not your emotions and the separation of the two feels mighty good.


In Conclusion

Use this whenever you want to.

You’ll feel the most value when you’re engaged in the activity. Remember, this is an exercise for the field.


How do you deal with your stress? In what ways does your process work for you? Where is there room for improvement? Share with our community and leave a comment below.




  1. Closet P. says:

    This is very interesting. Gonna share it with my family.

  2. Cassandra says:

    I think the average person need a bit more detail regarding this technique

    • I hear you loud and clear Cassandra. What area(s) do you feel need more elaboration? Was there one particular part that read funny? Thanks for your feedback.

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