Scroll down for resources that include videos of the Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg explaining the science and demonstrating the exercises, tools to pace your breathing, further reading, and guidance on sharing these exercises with children.
HOW IT WORKS: June 2020 presentation at Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Includes an explanation of the science by Dr. Gerbarg and demonstration by Dr. Brown. See also the interviews and videos posted to the Breath-Body-Mind web site.
BREATHING PRACTICES TAUGHT BY DR. BROWN: Below is a brief (12 min) introduction to the experience of coherent breathing. Go here for a full (52 minute) session that includes standing and seated breathing exercises.
Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set. Print and e-book available on Amazon.com. Copies are available for loan from the Westchester Library System and can be purchased at Interest Group sessions. Spanish edition released at the end of 2021!
For more on trauma/stress and resilience, see the resources listed on our RESILIENCE page. Note especially The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges.