VIDEO: Breathing Techniques that Reduce Anxiety and Stress Quickly

Integrate this Powerful Mood-Regulating Technique into Your Work

Patricia Gerbarg

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.

Richard and Patricia model a relaxation breathing technique.

As it turns out, helping them relax is as simple as taking a deep breath.

Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, authors of The Healing Power of the Breath, have spent over 25 years researching the science of breathing as a therapeutic technique. Their discovery? With the right instruction, breathing can be much more than just breathing.

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.

In our new Webcast series—Making the Mind-Body Connection in Talk Therapy—Richard and Patricia share the science that makes breathing such a powerful mood-regulating technique.

Topic: Mind/Body | Anxiety/Depression

Tags: depression | loss | mind-body | practices | science | Anxiety | breathing exercises | therapeutic breathing | Mood Problems | stress

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Monday, January 16, 2017 4:02:17 PM | posted by Robin
Thanks for this information!

Sunday, October 26, 2014 2:53:40 PM | posted by Lawrence Klein
HRV Training and its Importance - Richard Gevirtz, Ph.D., Pioneer in HRV Research & Training

Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:00:27 PM | posted by Lawrence Klein
Dealing with Anxiety and Stress are a fundamental part of this Clinicians work with Veterans at California State University Fullerton. Dr. Haney, is lecturer in health science and director of the University's Psychophysiology Lab, said “biofeedback is a learning process in which people are taught to improve their health and performance by observing signals generated by their own bodies”.
“After I learned about biofeedback and techniques for concentrating, breathing and relaxing, I was able to use it, and it worked”, said 2nd Lt. Jacob Gonzales who signed up for Maureen Haney’s biofeedback class at California State University Fullerton.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:29:48 PM | posted by Marie
Many languages for one truth.

Monday, October 13, 2014 10:45:59 PM | posted by Doug Stephens
I have taken two workshops with Dr Brown and they have been wonderful. His simple techniques really work! I highly recommend him and his work.,

Monday, October 13, 2014 10:04:54 PM | posted by Lawrence Klein

Breathing is the definition of life,
The only way to deal with strife
is to exhale to a count of six,
and in for 3 or 4, to fix

whatever ails, there is only air
that we need 24/7, if we care
for ourselves, it is where to begin,
for Peak Performance, you can win

the race if you prepare,
Learning to focus and care
for your reaction to distraction,
And enhance your satisfaction.

Breathing consciously with EZ-Air,
The Biofeedback Foundation of Europe really care!

When Dr. Erik Peper teaches Breathing, he always Emphasizes the OUT Breath. Breath comes in effortlessly, when your diaphragm falls, with gravity.

Monday, October 13, 2014 3:22:30 PM | posted by Alison
Looks remarkably like pranayama!