SCHOOL OF BREATHING SCIENCES

301 Respiratory Psychophysiology

Breathing is behavioral and respiration is reflexive. Breathing behavior is subject to the basic principles of learning that govern self-regulation, including motivation, attention, memory, emotion, and cognition. Applied breathing science is about the role of these principles in the acquisition of breathing habit patterns and their effects on health and performance, that is, the practical integration of respiratory physiology with breathing psychology. This course will provide an overview of the relevant sciences, as follows: Physiology – pulmonary anatomy, cellular respiration, internal respiration, external respiration, muscle physiology, neurophysiology, pulmonary diseases; Psychology – behavioral analysis, behavior modification, cognitive learning, interviewing, stress psychophysiology, behavioral disorders; Interventions – educational capnography, EMG biofeedback, HRV training, behavioral counseling, awareness training, habit assessment, habit modification, measurement instrumentation.