Academy Blog

When Psychology and Physiology Come Together

What happens when Psychology & Physiology come together?

In this video, Dr Peter M. Litchfield discusses why his work integrates Respiratory Science with Behavioral Science

He also discusses his fascinating client case of the UCLA track athlete who lost his ability to run track after...

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Did You Know Breathing Is a Behavior?

Breathing is not just about oxygen…

In this video, Dr Peter M. Litchfield touches on why it is so important for us to understand why breathing is a behavior, not just a physical action our bodies do.

Watch the full video now for some unique examples given to support his explanation that...

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Awareness is The First Step

The most fundamental first step for all breathing techniques….

In this video, Dr Peter M. Litchfield explains:

Tips for learning to observe your breath

Things to notice when observing breath 

How to look at what your body is doing without interfering 

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The Missing Link for Practitioners Today

There’s one common factor overlooked when studying someone who is out of breath…

The psychology of that person!

Dr Peter M. Litchfield discusses this topic in relation to a peculiar client case in which an Olympic athlete struggled to breathe when at home sitting down, but not when...

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Chest Breathing vs Diaphragmatic Breathing

You probably haven’t stopped to think about all the muscles you are using just from breathing.

Here, Dr Peter M Lichtfield discusses the relationship between diaphragmatic breathing and chest breathing.

Over many years we often get into the habit of ‘chest breathing’. Although...

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An Example of a Learned Breathing Response

Learned Breathing Response

In this video, Dr Peter M. Litchfield discusses a case he encountered where a young boy unknowingly conditioned himself to change his breathing when he felt stressed. This is a learned breathing response.

Restriction of carbon dioxide can have serious health effects -...

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When You Are Stressed, Look at Your Breathing

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It’s important to pay attention. 

For example, if you feel short of breath, it could be a number of different things, could it be a major issue or not? Then you’d have to ask yourself when and where do I feel the shortness of breath?           ...

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How to Ease Into Correcting Your Breathing

A man suffered nearly 70 years of brain fog and sleep apnea, and how it was completely gone after practicing the wrong thing in the right way… 

This is a story based on a technique we use called ‘negative practice’ in behavior therapy. 

Practice the wrong thing, so...

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Here's How We Should All Be Breathing

Well.. there are many perspectives to consider...

Breathing is something you manipulate, it’s a piece of physiology. 

Some will think that when you manipulate this physiology you will believe that it's going to relax you, give you energy, or help you to sleep. There are all kinds of...

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What is Co2 And Is It Bad?

Co2 in the environment is different from Co2 in our bodies, especially when it comes to our breathing.

We need carbon dioxide in our system.

Part of our reflexes in the brain stem is to maintain the correct level of carbon dioxide concentration in the alveoli in the lungs. The body has to...

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Is Holding Your Breath Bad for You?

We've all seen the bumper stickers... "Remember to Breathe '' or "Just Breathe"... as if we need to do the breath or it won't happen.

So naturally people will notice that they are holding their breath or they aren't breathing enough air because they are breath holding which is usually about...

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This Is The Most Important Part Of Your Breathing

Start with thinking of your body as a friend. You are invited to be interested in how your friend is breathing. Not by trying to show you how good you can breathe because someone showed you how to breathe into your diaphragm. You just want to see how your friends breathes, that’s it.

Can...

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The Science and Psychology
of Breathing

This will help connect the dots on how to expand the effectiveness of breathing.

For professionals, practitioners, coaches and the general public that are interested in the behavioral perspective of breathing and its effects on health and performance.

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