Hisbodedus according to the Breslov method involves (ideally) secluding oneself for an hour every day, and speaking to God "as one would speak to a friend".
While doing hisbodedus for a whole hour seems daunting even to some seasoned practitioners, beginners are encouraged to begin with baby steps. Rabbi Ozer Bergman, a teacher and writer associated with the Breslov Research Institute gives a step-by-step suggestion on how to begin practicing hisbodedus in earnest, in his work Where Earth and Heaven Kiss: A Guide to Rebbe Nachman's Path of Meditation:
Set a time during the day when you know you will be alone and fully available for just one minute.
- Stop what you're doing
- Take a deep breath.
- Thank God for any two things in life - one current, the other current or past.
- Ask God for two material things - one related to today, one related to the future.
- Ask God for two spiritual things - one related to today, one related to the future.
- Ask God to help the Jewish people in two ways.
- (a) Ask God to talk again tomorrow and say, "Thank You," or
- (b) Keep talking. When you finish, go to (a)