Breathing is the most natural and easiest way to interact with the automatic functions of our body. In this course we give all the basics to discover, understand and learn what you can do with your breath to improve health and your coping with stress and stressors.
This is a simple course but probably one of the most efficient and quickest acting stress-relief program.
Welcome to the 365 Breathing Zone!
Dr David O'Hare welcomes you to this course on Stress Relief by using your breath.
After his short biography, Dr O'Hare presents the highlights of this course.
You will learn the what, the why, and the how of a fascinating breathing technique.
Thank you for joining us!
Dr O'Hare asks you one simple question : " What is health?".
The answer is not so simple, one usually acknowledges health when he is not healthy any more.
Health is like happiness, we all sense what it is and cannot put precise words on it.
Dr O'Hare takes the official WHO definition as the basis for his discussion.
Health is then presented as a bodily energetic budget ...
... to be continued
Health is like a financial budget.
You struggle to maintain the expenses at the same level as the income.
But that may not be enough if you think about it.
It is probably healthier financially to have big expenses if the income is big too.
Your health - real body health - is also a budget with the energetic expenses on one side and the energetic resources on the other.
Health is also a balanced budget but big resources and big expenses are also more comfortable.
Health is an energetic budget.
Good health and well-being is to have an energetic balance betwen the ressources and the energetic expenses mostly due to the FIGHT or FLIGHT mode of adaptation.
The part of our body which permits us to adapt to the environment and to stress is the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, this automatic nervous system is the body's energetic manager.
In the lecture you will get the initial basic information on the very important system which is the autonomic nervous system.
This short introduction for the following lectures explains how disease, whichever it may be is always caused or accompanied with an unbalance of the autonomic nervous system.
Health is the balanced state, disease an unbalanced state.
Just to make sure you understand what Heart Rate Coherence is, here is a second demonstration.
You will see again that the normal state is a chaotic state for heart rate and the autonomic nervous system and that when you breathe in for 5 seconds and out for 5 seconds voluntarily something strange happens to your heart rate. That is heart rate coherence.
In this second lecture on physiological effects of Heart Rate Coherence training.
Heart Rate Coherence breathing can be brought down to the 365 formula:
- 3 times per day
- 6 breaths per minute
- 5 minutes
This short lecture introduces the technique which will be separately explained in the next three lectures.
Dr O'Hare gives the answers here and explains why.
Introduction to the review of a few breathing guide applications for smartphones.
There are many way to improve the results of the very simple 365 Breathing Zone exercise.
Dr O'Hare gives a few reinforcers.
This is a general simple review of the possibilities of the Heart Tracker Family Edition which we used in the demonstrations for this course. It is a simple biofeedback software for PC (Windows).
The main screens and functions are detailed here.
This is probably the best application for smartphones (Android and Apple) on the market today.
All the details are in this lecture.
It is complete with a breathing guide you can set to your own settings, all your sessions are recorded to assess your progress.
A must for all stressed owners of smartphones....
This is a general wrap up for the course.
What I hope you will keep up and running is the 3 times a day, 6 breaths per minute for 5 minutes exercise. Please try it out for about three weeks to experience the effects on stress and health. Those 15 minutes per day will never be wasted time. Do you know that your heart rate variability which we described in the second section is correlated to life expectancy....
The ball is on your side.
Thank you for staying to the end and watching.
Dr David O'Hare, docteur en médecine, DU de Psychothérapie Cognitive et Comportementale, DU de diététique médicale, DU de médecine aéronautique et spatiale.
Co-fondateur de l'Institut de Médecine Intégrée à Paris avec Dr David Servan-Schreiber en 2007. Fondateur de l'Institut Emnergie à Montréal. Enseignant, conférencier et auteur à temps-plein depuis 2007.
Auteur de 7 livres sur l'application du biofeedback par la Cohérence Cardiaque en pratique professionnelle.
Formateur reconnu par de nombreux organismes et ordres professionnels au titre de la formation continue au Québec et en Europe.