Dr Greg Smith has been a psychologist for more than 35 years. At different times, he has specialized in a wide variety of areas, including depression and anxiety in adults, working with survivors of trauma, working with children and adolescents, relationship counselling and family therapy. Greg has also taught various aspects of counselling and psychotherapy at post-graduate level for many years, and has conducted training workshops in brief and empowering approaches to therapy both nationally and internationally. He is also a qualified yoga teacher and, in recent years, has pursued particular interests in neuroscience, mind–body links, and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy.
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Reset Your Mind • Improve Your Energy • Enhance Your Health
Purposeful Breathing is a practical, user-friendly guide to simple breathing skills that can rapidly reduce states you don’t want and increase states you do want. For anyone suffering from anxiety, feeling calmer can happen in a breath or two. For anyone wanting to boost performance, the right breathing skills will help them to get into ‘the zone’. The book also teaches breathing skills for longer term health and healing, informed by new discoveries from psychology and neuroscience.
Specifications: 9781925820591 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 216 Pages
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To lift mood and energy a great breath is to breathe in slowly and fully, then passively let the breath out. A range of recent research suggests it brings the body into balance if you can slow the breath down to about five or six seconds in and five or six seconds out, but you should never strain, so just go as slowly as feels comfortable.
Do you want to learn to uplift your energy to take on the world? Or perhaps you are looking for a tool to help calm an anxious mind or deal with depression? Dr Greg Smith is an experienced psychologist, and his new book Purposeful Breathing (Exisle 2020) is a masterclass in taking control of your mind and body using your most underrated superpower, your breath.
Adapted from Purposeful Breathing (Exisle Publishing) By Dr. Greg Smith Whenever I feel tension, I focus on breathing. Here, we will explore three easy breathing techniques that draw on both Western and Eastern traditions to help you ease tension.
Psychologist Dr Greg Smith shares an effective breathing technique for anxiety and stress. The world has become a much more anxious place. Unfortunately, The Black Dog Institutes has noted, “Common consequences of disease outbreaks include anxiety and panic…with estimates of between 25% to 33% of the community experiencing high levels of worry and anxiety during…pandemics” similar to the one we are facing today.
Purposeful Breathing is a practical, user-friendly guide to simple breathing skills that can rapidly reduce states you don’t want and increase states you do want. For anyone suffering from anxiety, feeling calmer can happen in a breath or two. For anyone wanting to boost performance, the right breathing skills will help them to get into ‘the zone’.
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“This book is a treasure for everyone seeking a little calm in their lives”. Click here to read in full.
“In his new book Purposeful Breathing, Dr Smith says that for anyone suffering from anxiety, feeling calmer can happen in a breath or two. You just need to know how.” Click here for the full review.
“uses practical examples and case studies to show you how to access the power of breathing with control and purpose informed by the latest discoveries from psychology and neuroscience.” Click here for the full review.
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A Mental Health Guide
Too many men are suffering with their emotional health issues in silence, and male suicide rates are high. Men are affected by everyday stress, high workloads, anxiety and depression, loss of confidence or identity, relationship breakdowns, family disruption, addictions and trauma — just the same as women. But society has placed a stigma on men’s mental health. Men have found it hard to reach out in the past because of a sense of shame that comes from our society. But men are changing. They are re-defining what it is to be ‘strong’, and are more open to understanding their emotions and reaching out for help.
The Changing Man: A Mental Health Guide explores a range of issues affecting men’s emotional health and wellbeing, and provides a collection of tried and tested tools to ensure no man suffers in silence again. From dealing with addiction, to bettering relationships, overcoming depression, working through sexuality concerns and realising that it is okay not to be okay, The Changing Man’s methods and knowledge may just change your emotional health for the better. No shame. No silence. No anger.
Specifications: 9781925820355 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 288 pages