Mindful Breathing Institute

Changing Lives...... One Breath At A Time.

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. 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.  

Mindful Breathing Institute Library

A Book Can Change Your Life.  

Book Reviews:  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 as a Kindle ebook for $2.99 at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/1654771589

Chris Griffin

5.0 out of 5 stars

A Simple, Organic Way to Manage Stress and Be More Mindful

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 28, 2021

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I wish I had this book when I was managing my company! Several of my employees were very high maintenance and constantly stressed out. I would often end our discussions with the reminder to “Just keep breathing.” The problem with that was I didn’t really tell them how to breathe to manage their stress or explain why it actually helps. Dr. Matthews explains it all in this concise yet very thorough book.

This book provides a great overview of the benefits of mindful breathing, or being aware of how you breathe. Dr. Matthews explains how being aware of our breath can help us become more aware of our emotions and reactions to situations we find ourselves in. He also explains how that awareness can help us regulate our behavior and help us lower stress levels. After the year we have all experienced, I think just about everyone could benefit from that!

The author lays out simple, easy to follow breathing exercises to help you become more focused on your breath and less reactive to what could be stressful situations. The book goes into enough detail to explain how and why the breathing techniques work, but doesn’t overload the reader with theory and exhaustive information. I was looking for something that could help me get started with mindful breathing quickly without having to spend a lot of time reading about it. This book was exactly what I was looking for. I was surprised to see a comment in another review that the book was too short. I’ve always judged what I read by quality, not quantity, but that didn’t seem to be the case for him.

As I mentioned, I wish I had a copy to give my employees when they came to me all stressed out. The techniques taught in the book have helped me lower my pandemic stress levels; I know they could have done the same for my high maintenance employees. If you are looking for a way to manage your stress levels without resorting to prescription drugs, give this book a try. You won’t be disappointed.


5.0 out of 5 stars

Good for both beginning and established practices

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 24, 2021

I've practiced mindful breathing and meditation for years. Sometimes you start to feel a little 'stale' in your practice; this book helped me get back on my path. But it's not just for experienced practitioners; if you're new to mindfulness and/or meditation, this book is a great guide!  You learn (and re-learn) about the true beauty of mindful breathing: there's no pressure. It's a joy, not a regimen. And Matthews teaches (or reminds) you that breathing and quieting doesn't mean emptying your mind, but truly existing in a moment, then another, than another. Your brain can be both still and active at the same time. I highly recommend this book for everyone!

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Donald D. Matthews, Psy.D is an academic psychologist, certified cognitive coach and mindfulness practitioner with a decade of experience teaching workshops and coaching students and teachers in metacognitive thinking strategies, social-emotional learning and self regulation through mindfulness.  

Dr. Matthews is the founder of the Mindful Breathing Institute and a professional affiliate of the American Psychological Association (Division 15) Educational Psychology and the International Society of Coaching Psychology.    www.ddmatthewspsyd.com