Some References & links

Stephen, E. & De Edmonson, RN., (2016) Coherent Breathing®. The Definitive

Method. Theory and Practice.


Interview with Stephen Elliott: ‘The Science of Coherent Breathing®’.

Drs. Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg work with Coherent Breathing® and have

conducted significant and accessible

Ehrman, Wilfried (2017) ‘Coherent Breathing®, Aligning Breath and Heart’.

Dr Alicja Heyda: Breathwork in Cancer: Resilience, symptom reductions and support for the immunity. Breathwork and Conscious Connected Breathing as a support to allopathic treatment.

Dr. Andrew Weil examines the question of how breathing exercises can change your health.

Youtube video.


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