What is Breath Perception®?

Breath Perception® is a powerful method of looking after your mind-body health, by balancing your nervous system. It is appropriate if you are:

• Seeking ways of managing stress, by learning to relax & calm 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

The outcome of 16 years researching the role of breathing in assisting recovery and optimising wellbeing and quality of life, Breath Perception® is grounded in:

  • Neuroscience (the Science of the nervous system)
  • Attachment Theory
  • The Physiology of Chronic Stress
  • Eastern wellbeing 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

Why learn about breathing when it happens naturally?

Science shows we are born with an innate capacity to consciously relax and develop resilience. However, due to the unconscious impact of trauma and stress on our nervous systems many of us don’t know we have this capacity. We get stuck on a hamster wheel of doing, unaware of how to relax. We lose connection to who we really are. The outcome is hidden potential and compromised quality of life.

This is expressed through changes in our breathing patterns that impact our physiology and emotions, thoughts and behaviours, concentration/performance and our sense of self.

By enabling you to consciously relax and re-balance the part of your nervous system that controls stress and relaxation, Breath Perception® gives you easy-to-use self-care tools for life. So you can consciously regulate your emotions, intercept unhelpful thoughts, choose your behaviours, perform to your potential and understand who you really are. The outcome is a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life.  Read more.

You can learn Breath Perception in a workshop, as a couple, in individual sessions or by hiring me to work as a trainer in your organisation. Get in touch and we can together discuss the best option for you.

The researched benefits include:

  • reduced stress & anxiety
  • improved ability to sleep & relax
  • enhanced concentration & performance
  • improved health
  • 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
  • assertiveness
  • 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?

Every moment you are alive your body is adapting the physiological conditions within you in response to the environment around you, in order to ensure you survive. Your capacity to experience resilience and thrive is reliant upon your nervous system moving fluidly between 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 forgets how to relax and resets itself to chronic stress mode. This is expressed through changes in your health and emotions, thoughts and behaviours, concentration, performance, self-esteem and your sense of who you are, your identity.

By enabling you to re-educate your nervous system and look after the physiological environment within you, Breath Perception® helps you to gradually restore and build resilience lost through stressful life experiences.

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