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*VIRTUAL* Breathwork Workshop for Self-Soothing
October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Breathwork is a powerful tool for releasing feelings of grief, sorrow, stress, depression, and anxiety, strengthening the lungs, and connecting with a deep sense of peace. Let’s give our lungs some extra love and release stagnant energy and emotions. In addition, mindful and deep breathing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which creates feelings of relaxation and calm.
Supplies: Pillow or meditation cushion to sit on, and a comfy space to lie down. This breathing workshop is best done in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Create a sacred space to practice your breathwork. If, like most of us, you do not have a dedicated meditation room, find a special chair, or even a spot outside.
Erik Peper, PhD, is professor in the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at San Francisco State University. He is President of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (www.bfe.org) and past President of the AAPB (www.aapb.org). He has a biofeedback practice at www.biofeedbackhealth.org and publishes the blog www.peperperspective.com. His most recent coauthored book is TechStress: How Technology is Hijacking Our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics.
Rick Harvey, PhD, is professor in the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at San Francisco State University. He is past President of the Western Association for Biofeedback and Neuroscience (WABN) and the AAPB (www.aapb.org). He has served as chairperson of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Alternative and Complementary Health Practices Special Interest Group/Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices (ICTHP). Related experience includes working as an Epidemiologist in Orange County; as a fellow in a Tobacco-Use Research Center, and directing the UC Irvine Counseling Center Biofeedback Program before joining the faculty at San Francisco State University. His most recent coauthored book is TechStress: How Technology is Hijacking Our Lives, Strategies for Coping, and Pragmatic Ergonomics.