The Science Behind Bo-Tau – By Dr David Lewis

While lecturing in clinical psychology at the University of Sussex, I also treated highly anxious clients. In researching different types of treatment for anxiety I developed equipment that recorded brain activity to ‘feedback’ to anxious clients what their brain was doing when they become fearful. The importance of breathing, in both triggering and treating, anxiety, … Continue reading The Science Behind Bo-Tau – By Dr David Lewis

Understanding Your Breathing – By Dr David Lewis

Because breathing is usually so automatic and we take it so much for granted it can be difficult to notice minor disruptions to the easy flow of air into and out of our lungs. Consider, for instance, the way you are breathing right now.If seated in an easy chair are you slumping comfortably in your … Continue reading Understanding Your Breathing – By Dr David Lewis

Staying in the Zone – By Dr David Lewis

“Acquiring the appropriate skills for voluntarily controlling unwanted anxiety and arousal is an important part of developing your mental game plan. These skills will enable you to reduce arousal levels when you’re feeling over-anxious and to increase arousal when you’re not feeling pumped up enough.” Stephen J. Bull – The Mental Game Plan Athletes speak of … Continue reading Staying in the Zone – By Dr David Lewis

Six Different Ways You Can Breathe – By Dr David Lewis

There are six different ways in which you can change the pattern of your breathing as well as varying degrees to which these changes take place. You can change your: Depth of Breathing – can be deep or shallow or anywhere between the two extremes.Rate of Breathing – may be fast, slow or somewhere between … Continue reading Six Different Ways You Can Breathe – By Dr David Lewis

The Value of a Nasal Wash – By Dr David Lewis

Since the nose is our first line of defence against potentially harmful invaders it is important, whenever possible, to take air in through your nostrils. Air entering through the mouth is drawn directly into the lungs, via the pharynx and trachea, without being cleansed, moistened or warmed. All of which are essential for healthy and … Continue reading The Value of a Nasal Wash – By Dr David Lewis

Wellbeing Through Well-Breathing – By Dr David Lewis

“If the mind wants to affect the body it alters the flow of energy or prana. If the body affects the mind, this too is accomplished through an effect on the flow of energy, which in turn has an impact on the mind.” Swami Rama & Dr Rudolph Ballentine. Science of Breath Control Your Life by … Continue reading Wellbeing Through Well-Breathing – By Dr David Lewis

Mindfulness Meditation Tips – By Dan Jones

Once you have experienced mindfulness meditation using guided meditations you may wish to practise meditation unguided. Here are some approaches you can take to doing mindfulness meditations for yourself. Focusing on your breathing You can do this at any time with your eyes open or closed. The preferred way to do this would be to … Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation Tips – By Dan Jones

The Power of Positive Listening – By Dr David Lewis

Let’s start with three facts about listening.1] Research shows people listen very poorly.2] Listening is not the same as hearing.3] The greater the difference in status the less active listening is likely to occur. A study of one hundred US businesses found that effective communication diminishes with each step down the corporate hierarchy. At Board … Continue reading The Power of Positive Listening – By Dr David Lewis