What is Breath Perception®?
Breath Perception® is a powerful method of relaxing yourself wherever you are and supporting your own resilience and quality of life. It is appropriate if you are:
• Seeking ways of managing stress, by learning to relax & quiet your mind
• Suffering from stress & anxiety
• Overwhelmed by strong feelings such as anger, low self-esteem & sadness
• In a life situation that offers you little time to rest
• In recovery from trauma (including sexual abuse/violence)
• Seeking ways of enhancing intimacy/connection with your partner through shared relaxation & mutual care
• Caring for someone/people experiencing emotional, psychological or physical difficulties – including children suffering from problems associated with attachment
• Suffering from an interruption to your health that causes you mental & physical distress
• In a personal or professional position in which your success/effectiveness is reliant upon your presence & emotional resilience
• Experiencing problems with concentration, sleep & decision-making
• In a situation where you can’t see the woods for the trees & you need to find a way of centering & grounding yourself
Grounded in Neurobiology, Infant Attachment Theory and meditation practices endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (N.I.C.E) and the Mental Health Foundation in the treatment of difficulties associated with stress and anxiety, it is the outcome of eleven years of research into the role of breathing in assisting recovering and optimising health and well being and twenty three years of personal experience living with and recovering from the after-effects of childhood trauma.
By balancing the part of your nervous system that controls stress and relaxation, Breath Perception® empowers you to strengthen resilience, promoting and preserving your health, well being and quality of life. Read more.
I provide Breath Perception® workshops and bespoke training throughout the UK, Durham and the North East.
The researched benefits include:
- reduced stress & anxiety
- improved ability to sleep & relax
- enhanced concentration & performance
- enhanced immunity
- reduced pain & suffering in people living with chronic & life limiting conditions
- the ability to manage strong feelings
- enhanced self-confidence & self-esteem
- effectiveness & presence in relationships
- enhanced connection & peace of mind
- the ability to face fears
- enhanced physical capacity (ease of breathing when cycling, swimming & running)
- increased self-awareness
- a calmer mind
- feeling grounded & centred
- the ability to gain & maintain perspective
- mindfulness affects (the ability to experience the present moment more fully instead of thinking about the past & future)
Why learn about breathing when it happens naturally?
Your nervous system continuously strives to maintain balance (homeostasis), adjusting the conditions inside you to meet demands of daily life. Your capacity to manage stress is reliant upon your nervous system moving between a the relaxed ‘being’ state of rest and repose and the active ‘doing’ state of fight, flight or freeze.
When the demands of life exceed your body’s need for rest, your nervous system unconsciously resets itself to chronic stress mode. Your mind races, your body holds more tension. Concentration and decision-making are interrupted. Your self-esteem is affected and you may feel less hopeful about life in general. You may lose effectiveness at work, school/university and in relationships, struggle to switch off and feel less connected to yourself and the world around you. You may also lose connection to your creativity.
By enabling you to take yourself into a consciously calm state, Breath Perception® interrupts the chronic stress cycle, giving you easy-to-use self-care tools with which to relieve stress, support resilience and look after your own health and well being. In this way you can live in a manner that enables you to experience more peace of mind, fulfilment and a better quality of life.
I provide public workshops and in-house training nationally. To hear about up coming workshops and resources to support your own quality of life (self-care) at home click here.
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