Mindful Breathing

Many people realize that stress is greatly impacting their lives. It may be related to school, in work relationships or family situations. Chronic stress has a debilitating effect on all aspects of our lives, including our academic performance, our interpersonal relationships and our physical and mental health. One way to combat chronic stress is to incorporate wellness practices into your daily life.

We hear the word "wellness" being attached to many practices that promote both mind and body health. When we think of wellness we think of it as the opposite of illness. In some cases, that may be true. For many people, wellness practices such as mindful breathing are both daily practices and complimentary therapies that help us cope with emotions, illnesses or chronic conditions.

Mindful Breathing helps to promote a healthful mindset so you can cope with emotional and physical challenges. By engaging in mindful breathing it will help you to reduce the stressors in your life and allows you to harness your own ability to respond to emotions and illness in positive ways.

There is a growing body of research promoting mindfulness practices like mindful breathing as therapeutic interventions for psychological conditions through the self regulation of attention and emotions in the brain and to introduce healthful patterns of thinking which reduce anxiety related conditions. What seems to emerge from the research are several identifiable factors linking mindfulness to increased emotional regulation, the reduction of rumination (Teasdale, 1999), enhanced attention and the ability to sustain attention (Eberth & Sedelmeier, 2012; Kabat-Zinn, 1990), increased positive affect and decreased levels of anxiety (Brown et al, 2007).


Mindful Breathing on UDEMY

You can begin your journey into Mindful Breathing with a guided video course which takes 1 hour to complete at https://www.udemy.com/course/mindful-breathing/

In this course you will learn how to develop a mindful breathing practice. You will engage in mindful breathing through a series of exercises that will help you increase your ability to focus on the present moment as you regulate your attention, emotions and cognition. Mindful Breathing combines the mindfulness meditation practices of being present, refraining from judgment and demonstrating self compassion while engaged in deep (diaphragmatic) breathing.

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Book Review: Mindful Breathing

"What is Mindful breathing, how to practice it, and cultivate it. The author delves deep into the scientific aspect of it but explains the concept with utter lucidity. His experience and understanding of the subject reflects itself on each page. The book explores the importance and dimensions of concentration, focus and mindfulness. It helps you train your mind and eliminate white noise and distractions through meditation. And all this through an interactive form of narration. It makes you think deep, makes you take the responsibility and work on it. It is indeed a holy grail for all the people suffering from any kind of stress related issue. I myself suffer from anxiety and bipolar disorder and found this book extremely helpful. I connected with the essence of the book.. It is filled with practical advice. The narrative is interesting and is thus a fast read. The writing is beautiful, gripping, inspirational and most importantly very significant." Abantika

The Mindful Breathing book is available in Large Print Paperback for $4.99 or Kindle $2.99 at

Donald D. Matthews, Psy.D. is an academic psychologist with a decade of experience teaching workshops and coaching students and teachers in metacognitive thinking strategies, social-emotional learning and self regulation through mindfulness. As a scholar-practitioner he works to help individuals increase their self awareness, self knowledge and self regulation through mindfulness practices and metacognitive thinking.

If you are a teacher, you can take my FREE Mindfulness for Teachers course at https://sites.google.com/view/mindfulnessforteachers/home