Just released: “THE SCIENCE OF BREATHING BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS WITH DR. PETER M. LITCHFIELD!”
In this episode, experimental psychologist and president of Behavioral Health Sciences Peter M. Litchfield discusses behavioral physiology and biological learning and motivation with Shane and Angie Saunders. Statistics suggest that tens of millions of people worldwide suffer with the profound and misunderstood symptoms and deficits of learned dysfunctional breathing habits. Unfortunately, these habits are rarely identified by practitioners, and their resolutions are usually hypothesized prescriptions aiming at symptoms rather than causes. Most practitioners - from therapists to physical therapists to naturopaths - aren’t intimately familiar with respiratory physiology and how to ask the right questions to get to the root cause. He points out the niche’ specialized trend of medicine today, and how important it is to zoom out and look at the chemical imbalances affecting humanity at large these days.
P.S. Be on the lookout for a brand new practitioners training coming as a collaboration between Breathe Me and Peter Litchfield! 😉
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*Peter Litchfield and the Professional School of Behavioral Health Sciences train healthcare practitioners, human service professionals, health educators and performance consultants to integrate breathing learning services into their practices. “The relationship between breathing and respiration, mechanics and chemistry, cannot be fully appreciated without understanding the psychological nature of physiology itself. Breathing, like any other behaviour, is motivated and changes as a function of its outcomes. Breathing isn’t simply mindless automation of physiology. And, it isn’t simply physiology to be somehow consciously manipulated in the name of self-help. It’s truly so much more than this. Simply manipulating breathing physiology for well-intended purposes, without regard to the bigger picture, does not do justice to the richness and complexity of breathing.”