Breathing comes naturally to everyone - right? No: not right. Thanks to a range of life, work and environment factors, many of us don't breathe properly - and it is having a major impact on our health and wellbeing.
Your breathing affects your health, and it is also affected by what's going on in your life. Regardless of the cause, improving your breathing can bring relief, sometimes even within days. This is especially true for those living with stress, anxiety and panic, as incorrect breathing can cause and contribute to these disorders.
This practical book by registered nurse and breathing retraining expert Mary Birch contains a week-by-week, step-by step-program to retrain the breathing pattern, as well as guidelines on lifestyle, exercise, food and nutrition. It also contains stories of people who have positively transformed their lives by learning to breathe properly.
Part 1 provides an explanation of the link between overbreathing and stress, anxiety and panic symptoms. Part 2 contains a four-week program with weekly guidelines to help people experiencing these issues to improve their breathing pattern and gain long-term relief.
About the Author
Mary Birch is an expert on breathing retraining. Since starting her Melbourne breathing retraining practice in 1999, Mary has successfully helped numerous clients experiencing stress, anxiety and panic to improve their breathing pattern and transform their lives.
After training as a nurse at Central Middlesex Hospital in London, Mary worked in Australia, the UK and in Zambia. Mary also worked as a nurse lecturer and clinical teacher for ten years in Australia. She has published several articles on breathing retraining and presents regularly on this topic to health care professionals and community groups. Mary lives in Melbourne with her husband.