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LifeBreath provides an evidence-based course for individuals and organizations involved in high-stress, high-risk work environments. Rooted in contemporary psychology, neuroscience research, Eastern healing practices and philosophy.
LifeBreath offers a two-part evidence-based curriculum: Acquire skills and resources to increase resilience and protect against compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, burnout and post traumatic injuries. The second curriculum: Increase knowledge and skills to bring yoga and iRest meditation based resources to their own clients in a way that is safe, effective and relevant.
The LifeBreath trainings provide a safe, confidential, supportive and compassionate environment to gain insight into stress-related injuries and post traumatic growth. The LifeBreath Training is for Mental Health-Wellness, First Responders and Public Safety Professional.
LifeBreath is specifically designed to meet the growing demand for specialized traditional and CAM-based, trauma-informed clinicians and instructors.
Our mission is to provide evidence-based trainings that support the health and healing of professionals involved in medicine, mental health, military, veterans, first responders, public safety, social and human services.
Our mission is to increase awareness and education about the healing power of yoga and meditation based practices for those who work in high stress, high stakes environments.
Our vision is to integrate yoga and meditation practices into medical, mental health, military, veteran, first responders, public safety, social and human services settings as resources to prevent psychological stress injuries and, to support health, resiliency and post-traumatic growth.
LifeBreath Core Focus
The LifeBreath Training modules are shaped to the specific culture and goals of your organization and are focused in these integrated areas:
- Life: Key practices to manage stress and deepen resilience.
- Integration: Research-based practices to transform obstacles and access deeper internal resources.
- Foundation: Embodied consciousness practices to enhance foundational structures, clarity of thought, focus and increased self care.
- Engagement: A foundation for optimal engagement designed to improve safety and efficacy on the job and in everyday life.
Stress is the greatest challenge for Frontline people and may create difficulties that profoundly impact our sense of place and peace. Stress managed can be a source of motivation, deep creativity and change. Stress unmanaged can be catastrophic.
The symptoms of stress can present in multiple ways including fatigue, anxiety, depression, body aches and pains, negative self talk and emotional outbursts. Left unchecked, stress can manifest as very troubling symptoms like substance misuse, suicidal thoughts, and alienation from self, friends and family.
The LifeBreath training brings focus to all levels of stress management including the prevention of stress injuries like vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, burn-out and post-traumatic injury.
The LifeBreath training increases psychological resilience, producing a more engaged performance during challenging events and in everyday life.
The LifeBreath training offers deep personal nourishment rooted in evidence-based practices that restore the natural state of peace, integration and well-being.
The LifeBreath training promotes post-traumatic growth.
Research shows that by practicing meditation based mind-body skills we quickly restore our equilibrium and mitigate against stress injuries such as Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burn Out. Burn Out is a career ender.
73% of people regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress. – American Institute of Stress
APA’s Stress in America survey revealed that 33% of Americans never discuss ways to manage stress with their healthcare provider. – American Psychological Association
Stress reduction strategies were effective in reducing malignancy by 50% in individuals assessed as being cancer prone. – The American Institute of Stress
More than 40% of all adults say they lie awake at night because of stress. – American Psychological Association
98% of hospital nurses said their work is physically and mentally demanding
85% noted that nursing jobs make them fatigued overall
63% reported that their work has caused nurse burnout
44% worry their patient care will suffer because they are so tired
41% have considered changing hospitals during the past year due to burnout
– American Mobile AMN Healthcare Company. Kronos Incorporated Study
Chronic stress has been linked to the six leading causes of death in America: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, substance abuse, gambling and suicide. – American Psychological Association
Stress is the underlying cause of 60% of all human illness and disease – American Institute of Stress
The LifeBreath Trainings draw on years of research and advances in the neurobiology of stress-based injuries and recovery including the proven efficacy of meditation and consciousness based practices.