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Breathing classes for Anxiety and Stress

I suffer from anxiety and stress – can breathing exercises relieve my symptoms?


People with stress and anxiety often suffer from chronic over-breathing.  Symptoms of over–breathing include: 

  • Breathing through your mouth rather than your nose
  • You can hear yourself breathe when resting
  • You sigh regularly
  • You sniff regularly
  • You take big breaths before speaking
  • You take a big breath when yawning
  • Lots of visible upper chest movement when breathing

Healthy people breathe quietly and calmly.  When resting you cannot see or hear them breathe.  This is because all of their vital organs (including the brain) are receiving the right amount of carbon dioxide.

How does over breathing cause anxiety and stress?

Over-breathing basically means that you constantly breathe more air than your body can cope with.  As a result, your body flushes out the vital carbon dioxide required to function correctly, one of the side effects of this is an over sensitized brain. 

The root cause of your over-breathing could be caused by factors such as divorce, redundancy, bereavement, debt or moving house to name but a few – it doesn’t matter.

The good news is that by re-training you to breathe correctly again through a series of breathing exercises, we can help you break this vicious cycle.  Breathing correctly will help you feel better, which in turn will help you deal with the root cause.

Look what happens to your brain if you overbreath!


Breathing exercises for stress and anxiety

Our stress and anxiety breathing courses include a tailored programme of:

  • Breathing exercises for stress and anxiety tailored to your individual needs
  • Relaxation techniques to help you address the root cause
  • Advice on medication, lifestyle and diet

If you are fed up suffering or want to look for a natural way to alleviate your symptoms, please call either Una or Libby to find out more about how our stress and anxiety breathing courses can help you on 07889676418.


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