Sunday, June 14 , 2009
Weekend Workshop: July 17 - 19, 2009
Individual hour sessions or
8-hour course for learning optimal breathing.
Based on textbook physiology and behavioral science,
with the CapnoTrainer®, a breakthrough in educational instrumentation.
Explore your breathing and its effects on health and performance, including
anxiety, anger, attention, learning, task performance,
stress states, pain, fitness, physical symptoms, and consciousness.
Millions of people, worldwide, teach and learn about breathing, but unfortunately, little of what is practiced is rooted in the science. In fact, most “breathing training” practices are rooted in misinformation, misconceptions, pseudoscience prescriptions, and ignorance about the physiology and psychology of breathing. We offer a solution, CapnoLearning™, one that speaks to the integration of biological and behavioral sciences.
Few people, lay or professional, know that good breathing is about proper allocation of carbon dioxide (CO2). Allocation of CO2 is about regulating acid-base physiology. CO2 regulates the pH level of extracellular body fluids, like blood and cerebrospinal fluid; electrolyte balance, like sodium and potassium; blood flow, like to the brain and to the heart; kidney physiology, like bicarbonate regeneration; and delivery of oxygen and nitric oxide (for vasodilation) by hemoglobin. Exhaling too much CO2 through overbreathing seriously disturbs acid-base balance which results in profound changes in physiology. The presence of CO2 and its proper allocation are absolutely essential to health and performance.
The way you have LEARNED to breathe and its effects on body chemistry provide for the most fundamental, practical, and profound factors that account for (1) the far-reaching effects of “bad” breathing, and for (2) the surprising benefits of “good” breathing.
Carbon dioxide deficiency as a result of overbreathing, otherwise known as hypocapnia, can cause, trigger, exacerbate, and perpetuate symptoms and deficits of all kinds, ones that typically go “unexplained,” or are falsely attributed to other causes. These effects are real, not imagined, and include a wide variety of emotional (anxiety, anger), cognitive (attention, learning), behavioral (public speaking, test taking), and physical (pain, asthma) changes that may seriously impact health and performance.
Sixty percent of ambulance runs in
The chemistry created through “good” breathing, on the other hand, can bring about immensely beneficial physical, mental, and behavioral changes, ones that again may be attributed to other unrelated factors rather than to the breathing.
CapnoLearning™ is about optimizing CO2 levels through breathing self-exploration with the CapnoTrainer, otherwise known as a capnograph, technology used in critical medical environments worldwide. The CapnoTrainer is a powerful educational hardware-software system for “live” displaying and recording of exhaled partial pressure carbon dioxide (PCO2) and heart rate variability (HRV) data for evaluating and teaching breathing behavior. The Capno-8™, used in our breathing classes, is a comprehensive learning system that includes eight CapnoTrainersÒ for teaching optimal breathing (CO2) to eight people at a time.
CapnoLearningä, developed by Behavioral Physiology Institute, is about the application of the principles of behavioral analysis, behavior modification, biofeedback, cognitive learning, and awareness training to breathing behavior. Clients learn about how they have learned to breathe, how their breathing affects them, and how to effectively self-regulate breathing behavior based on learning rather than prescriptive exercise.
8 sessions (hours), 8 participants per class
Session 1: Overview: What is good breathing, bad breathing?
Session 2: Self-evaluation: How well am I breathing?
Session 3: Self-exploration: How does my breathing affect me?
Session 4: Self-awareness: How do I experience my breathing?
Session 5: Self-regulation: How do I learn adaptive mechanics?
Session 6: Self-intervention: How can I manage crisis challenges?
Session 7: Self-play: How do I learn good breathing chemistry?
Session 8: Self-responsibility: How do I make breathing intuitive?
Times: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm: 4-21, 4-28, 5-5, and 5-12
Fridays, 12:00-1:00 pm: 4-24, 5-1, 5-8, and 5-15
Pay by Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or check.
Registration (call 303.888.2112)
Phone numbers _____________________ Email __________________ Method of payment: __Visa __MasterCard __Check
Sign up for a live interview about
YOUR breathing behavior.