Free workshops encouraging sufferers of asthma and high blood pressure to self-manage their conditions and improve well being will take place at Cirencester’s Barn Theatre on Tuesday October 31st. The approaches fit side by side with traditional health care and are scientifically sound.
The Mindful Physiology introductory session, lead by Dr David Beales, will run from 2.00 – 3.00pm and from 3.30 – 4.30pm. In this hour Dr Beales will demonstrate how our breathing patterns change when we are under pressure from stress. This can produce negative effects of “over breathing” on our general health. The resulting chemical imbalance in the body can lead to various stress-related conditions including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, breathlessness and general under performance.
“The good news is that the extent to which an individual over breathes is measurable. Once the problem has been identified, by discovering and applying the principles of healthy breathing, that person can begin to take charge of their our own well being, healing from the inside out” says Dr Beales.
Dr Beales, a GP at the Phoenix Surgery in Cirencester for 26 years and former medical director of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre, has received international acclaim for his pioneering research into breathing and health. His findings have also been widely covered in the national press, including features in the Sunday Times and Daily Mail. He is now a director of the Mindful Physiology Institute and an independent practitioner specialising in mind body medicine.
The free taster session will encourage breath awareness and introduce breathing and relaxation methods and self-management of both past and present stress. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a follow-on course of five two-hour sessions with Dr Beales to run in November, for which a fee or contribution will be payable.
For further information or to register your interest in attending a taster session please contact Dr Beales on (01285) 760286, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bp.edu. Pre-booking is not essential.