Breathe Right 4 Life
Seminars

Why are our Breathe Right 4 Life Seminars exceptional?

Our Breathe Right 4 Life Seminars will revolutionise the way you think about breathing!  Our seminars are not just for people with breathing problems, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; our seminars are for people who are serious about the quality of their life and consequently, the quality of their breathing.  Our seminars are also for people who are curious to know more about the science of breathing!

Our seminars specifically address the effects of dysfunctional breathing patterns (chronic mouth breathing, thoracic-dominant breathing, rapid breathing, hyperventilation and hypoventilation) and how these breathing patterns compromise health and wellbeing and compromise quality of life, particularly when associated with stress, anxiety, asthma, rhinitis, COPD, sleep disturbances, GORD, and cardiovascular conditions. 

Our Breathe Right 4 Life Seminars emphasise the importance of correcting dysfunctional breathing patterns, restoring efficient breathing patterns and optimising lung function through a range of breathing techniques and breathing exercises, which form part of our Breathing Retraining Programmes.

What topics are covered in the Breathe Right 4 Life Seminars?

These seminars are informed by evidence-based research and the science of breathing.  These seminars will take you on a visual journey through the respiratory system and its relationship with other systems in the human body including the cardiovascular system, renal system and nervous system.  Information presented at these seminars will help you:

  • Understand the important role of the nose in filtering, warming and humidifying the air in preparation for the lungs;
  • Appreciate the importance of nasal breathing in oral health;
  • Appreciate how mouth breathing can affect tongue posture and oral and facial growth and development (especially in children);
  • Develop your understanding of how mouth breathing can cause crowded, crooked teeth, high palatal arch, compromised nasal cavity, and speech, hearing and swallowing problems;
  • Appreciate how mouth breathing can reinforce a blocked nose;
  • Understand how mouth breathing can worsen snoring and sleep apnoea and adversely affect head and body posture;
  • Know why it is important to restore nasal breathing;
  • Appreciate how dysfunctional breathing patterns can worsen symptoms associated with asthma and COPD;
  • Appreciate the effects of thoracic-dominant breathing;
  • Understand how breathing patterns can cause symptoms like: tension, tetany, chest tightness, heart palpitations, dizziness, light-headed, tingling fingers/lips and visual disturbances;
  • Learn how dysfunctional breathing can contribute to lower back pain;
  • Understand the role of different breathing muscles including the diaphragm;
  • Know why it is important to examine breathing patterns in gastro-oesophageal reflux;
  • Understand how breathing patterns influence heart rate, cardiac output and blood pressure;
  • Learn how breathing patterns affect ventilation of the lungs;
  • Known why some breathing patterns are inefficient from a ventilation and metabolic viewpoint;
  • Understand why it is important to learn diaphragmatic breathing (AKA diaphragm breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing);
  • Understand what causes respiratory muscle fatigue;
  • Appreciate the role of the diaphragm in core stability;
  • Learn why “big breaths” are not necessarily better!
  • Understand the effects of hyperventilation, hypocapnia and respiratory alkalosis;
  • Understand how to reduce gas trapping and hyperinflation of the lungs in asthma and COPD;
  • Know which breathing exercises can improve the metabolic efficiency of breathing muscles and which breathing exercises can improve lung capacity;
  • Know which breathing exercises can improve the metabolic efficiency of breathing muscles and which breathing exercises can improve lung capacity;
  • Appreciate the role of carbon dioxide in optimising oxygen delivery and release to the cells of the body;
  • Understand the postural role of the diaphragm;
  • Understand the physiological and biochemical effects of the stress response;
  • Know which breathing patterns worsen symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, asthma, COPD, gastro-oesophageal reflux and cardiovascular conditions;
  • Understand how breathing “stressors” can affect breathing patterns e.g. dietary and environmental stressors, postural and behavioural stressors, psychological and emotional stressors, and miscellaneous stressors e.g. drugs, illness and medication;
  • Know which breathing exercises can improve the metabolic efficiency of breathing muscles and which breathing exercises can improve lung capacity;
  • Learn where and when it is important to practise specific breathing techniques and breathing exercises including respiratory muscle training, airway clearance techniques, Buteyko breathing method, breathing biofeedback, pursed lip breathing, capnometry-assisted breathing, yoga breathing (yoga pranayama), and much more;
  • Understand how stress and anxiety affect breathing patterns;
  • Know why it is important to practice effective relaxation.

Our Breathe Right 4 Life Seminars will help you make informed decisions about your breathing and whether you will benefit from our Breathing Retraining Programmes.

Who should attend our Breathe Right 4 Life Seminars?

Any person affected by the following conditions will benefit from the knowledge presented at our Breathe Right 4 Life Seminars:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Blocked nose
  • Allergies
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnoea (sleep apnea)
  • Nightmares and night terrors
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Cardiovascular conditions.

Any person wanting to reduce dysfunctional breathing patterns; restore efficient breathing patterns; reduce breathing-related symptoms; or optimise lung function will also benefit from attending our Breathe Right 4 Life Seminars.

To see where and when our next Breathe Right 4 Life Seminar is being held, visit our Wellness Events page for details.