Sit quietly and inhale deeply and slowly through your nose. Exhale slowly.
Picture yourself near a stream.
Birds are softly chirping in the crisp cool mountain air. Nothing can bother you here.
No one knows this secret place.
The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall fills the air with a cascade of serenity. The water is clear. You breathe deeply.
You can easily make out the face of the person whose head you're holding under the water.
Look.
It's the person who caused you all this stress in the first place.
What a pleasant surprise.
You let him up ... just for a quick breath ...
then ploop! ...
Back under he goes.
You allow yourself to take as many deep breaths as you want. There now ...
feeling better?