Are you at a loss when it comes to helping your high-strung, distressed clients? Maybe you’ve made some progress in helping them reduce anxiety, but think they could do even better with the right techniques.
As it turns out, helping them relax is as simple as taking a deep breath.
Richard and Patricia have developed safe, simple, and rapidly effective breath practices that are designed to combat everything from anxiety to sleep issues to depression.
In this short video clip, Patricia performs a demonstration with Richard of a simple, yet effective, breathing technique that can help clients self-regulate.
Richard Simon, PhD, founded Psychotherapy Networker and served as the editor for more than 40 years. He received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award. Rich passed away November 2020, and we honor his memory and contributions to the field every day.
Patricia Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, is a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. She practices Integrative Psychiatry, combining standard and complementary treatments. With Richard P. Brown, she coauthored The Healing Power of the Breath and How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care.