Welcome to Surviving Stress
It’s estimated that more than 90% of people who suffer with chronic anxiety or stress have breathing pattern disorders. Also known as dysfunctional breathing. The nervous system’s normal response to stress, anxiety, frustration fear, all involve stimulating a particular breathing pattern of shallow, upper airway, open mouth breathing, with tightened abdominals, which are designed to help us run from a burning building or fight off an attacker. If we are under chronic mental, emotional, or physical stress, this breathing pattern becomes a habit as our ‘default’ breathing which is not good because it stimulates the brain to perceive more stress and anxiety. At this point, this ‘default’ breathing pattern is working against us and is known as “dysfunctional”. You may never get out of the feelings of general anxiety and stress without revising your breathing. If you are being treated with Talk therapy, meditation, relaxation, movement therapy, etc. your breathing pattern, which is caused emotional distress, may not be allowing you to get the full benefits these therapies offer.
In this class, you will learn the following:
- How to increase awareness of your “normal” breathing pattern and understand why and how it may have been working against you.
- How to form a new optimal breathing pattern
- How to reduce anxious signaling to your Brain, breaking dysfunctional patterns
- How to manage break-through anxiety or panic attacks
- How to increase oxygen to the brain, creating clearer thinking
- How to strengthen the Rest & Recover portion of the Autonomic Nervous System, increasing feelings of calm and control
- How to take your emotional system from depletion to renewal
It is not required, but highly recommended that The Breath-Taking Basics course be completed before beginning this course for you to get maximum benefit from the techniques presented here.
** After payment for this class is received, you will be provided a link, access code and instructions the next business day **