SCHOOL OF BREATHING SCIENCES

404 Breathing Habit Assessment

Dysfunctional behaviors – identifying specific behaviors that compromise physiology; Learning history – pinpointing the evolution of vicious circle learning patterns; Behavioral Triggers – identifying specific places, times, tasks, people, & states that engage dysfunctional habits; Motivation & reinforcement – emotions, self-esteem, sense of control, dissociation, secondary gain; Mediated effects – associated physiological & psychological symptoms/deficits; Cognition – belief systems, personal interpretation of symptoms; Information gathering – history taking, behavioral checklists, symptom checklists, breathing interview, phenomenological exploration, psychophysiological testing, breathing mechanics analysis; Guided exploration – intentional manipulation, memory & imagery challenges, en vivo testing, breathing mechanics challenges, negative practice, overbreathing, anaerobic testing; Types of evaluation – short form, long form, guidelines for referrals by colleagues.