Dr Greg Smith
Purposeful Breathing is a practical, user-friendly guide to simple breathing skills that can rapidly reduce states you don’t want (such as stress and anxiety) and increase states you do want (such as feeling stronger, performing better or relaxing). For anyone suffering from anxiety, feeling calmer can happen in a breath or two. For anyone wanting to boost performance, the right breathing skills will help them to get into ‘the zone’. This book also teaches breathing skills for longer term health and healing, informed by new discoveries from psychology and neuroscience.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Greg Smith has been a psychologist for more than 35 years. At different times, he has specialized in a wide variety of areas, including depression and anxiety in adults, working with survivors of trauma, working with children and adolescents, relationship counselling and family therapy. Greg has also taught various aspects of counselling and psychotherapy at post-graduate level for many years, and has conducted training workshops
in brief and empowering approaches
to therapy both nationally and internationally. He is also a qualified yoga teacher and, in recent years, has pursued particular interests in neuroscience, mind–body links, and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy.
"Dr. Greg Smith applies his 35 years of experience as a clinical psychologist to offer a wide-ranging, practical and authoritative approach for exploring the mind-body through breath in his book, “Purposeful Breathing.”