2019 AAPB Webinar 2: Breathing is More than HRV: Training to the Rescue to Reduce Pain, IBS, Acid Re
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Breathing and posture impact health, illness and communicates to others about ourselves. Breathing is a whole body process and is more than heart rate variability training. It also is a hydraulic pump to circulate lymph and venous blood in the abdomen, an activator of spinal movement, and affects the acid-base balance of the blood through hyper and hypo-ventilation. Through the use of case examples and experiential practices embedded within a holistic stress management matrix, participants will learn to recognize and experience subtle dysfunctional breathing patterns such as those triggered by the startle response, pain and defense reaction which include breath holding, gasping, absence of pelvic floor movement, shallow rapid chest breathing, and hyperventilation. The workshop describes the hydraulic process of breathing, the role of abdominal movement and the psychophysiology of hyperventilation.The workshop focuses on recognizing dysfunctional breathing and teaching functional healthy breathing patterns to support health and healing. This integrated approach which includes passive attention has been applied to facilitate the reduction of symptoms with test anxiety, panic attacks, chronic pain, vulvodynia, psychogenic epilepsy, POTs, dysmenorrhea, acid reflux and irritable bowel. The workshop will demonstrate biofeedback, touch and imagery strategies (e.g., abdominal and thoracic EMG for teaching diaphragmatic breathing; volumetric, posture and oxygen saturation feedback; guided touch for evoking passive attention and guided visualization strategies) to identify dysfunctional breathing that may contribute or maintain illness and teach strategies to reverse dysfunctional breathing and thereby promote health and healing.
Professionals who complete this webinar will be able to:
- Summarize the hydraulic and biomechanical functions of breathing.
- Recognize dysfunctional and functional breathing patterns.
- Learn how to monitor breathing with respiration sensors and abdominal /thoracic EMG recording.
- Practice experiential breathing patterns to increase and decrease discomfort.
Who Should Attend: Biofeedback practitioners, clinicians, educators