How To Use Your Breath To Heal

Recently I taught a de-stress class. We covered a slew of tools and tips that the class members practiced and started to plan how to implement in their lives. (One of the key elements in controlling stress, you know, is the actions you take. If you learn a bunch of things and then neglect to do them despite how tough it is your stress level will probably increase because in addition to the stressor there will be the voice in your head berating you for knowing things to do and not doing them!).

One of the things we practiced was breathwork. The difference in the feeling of each person in the class, plus the collective energy was astonishing. Why does controlling breathing bring about such immediate results? Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, my guest this week on YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA is the co-author of THE HEALING POWER OF THE BREATH. In the book she writes,

… feedback from the body has powerful effects on how the brain works, what we feel, what we think, how we interpret what is going on, our perceptions, the decisions we make, and how we resopnd emotionally and physically to everything we experience.

Wow, that’s a whole lot of impact for something that’s FREE and you’re already doing it anyway! To learn more about this, plus how you can do it, tune in to today’s show:

How To Use Your Breath To Heal

The path to overcoming trauma often incorporates a variety of treatments and modalities. There are so many professional elements to recovery that it’s easy to forget that you can use your own body, mind, skills and tools to develop simple, sustainable and high-impact habits that also facilitate recovery.

Today Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and I will discuss how you can use your breath to heal. We’ll cover:

  • The science behind breathwork
  • A simple process you can begin immediately
  • Real life examples of the benefits of breathing in healing

Click here for more details about the show.

You can call in to win our PROJECT GIVE BACK giveaway, which is a free copy of Dr. Gerbarg’s book by calling 877.230.3062.


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