Assessment/Training for your Optimal Breath (“Resonant Frequency”)
Under stress, breathing tends to be short/shallow and from the chest. When self-regulated (or to become more regulated), breathing is in and out of the belly while the chest and shoulders are still and loose. In as few as 1-3 sessions, Tim will first help you examine the “architecture” of your breath (chest vs. belly), using both respiration biofeedback in the office and “home-made” biofeedback techniques for training at home. In addition to architecture, Tim will systematically assess the pace of your breathing, nailing down your exact optimal pace known as your “resonant frequency,” whereby you maximize your heart rate variability and optimize functioning.
You will see how a long exhale (not taking in a deep breath) is key to feeling more calm. As you train at your signature pace using a simple/inexpensive app, over the next 10 weeks (on your own), you will likely experience a shift whereby you feel more resilient to incoming stress (baseline stress/anxiety will be lower and it won’t rise as high) and more capable of influencing stress once it hits (reducing it with greater ease). Resonant frequency training can also help with improving physical and mental health, by helping the sympathetic nervous system (“fight, flight, or freeze”) and parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest”) to work in better harmony with each other.