The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions

A drug-free, side effect-free solution to common stress and mood problems–developed by two physicians

Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues like anxiety, depression, insomnia, and PTSD. Far too many of them are taking medications that have troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates.

In The Healing Power of the Breath, Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a different way to treat stress: breathing. Drawn from yoga, Buddhist meditation, the Chinese practice of qigong, and other sources, their science-backed methods activate communication pathways between the mind and body to positively impact the brain and calm the stress response. Their anecdotes and easy-to-follow exercises will show you how to apply breathing techniques to help relieve:

– Anxiety and depression
– Trauma-related emotions and behaviors
– Post-traumatic stress disorder
– Insomnia
– Addiction-related behaviors

Complete with an audio download, this book gives you the coping tools you need to lead a calmer, more stressfree life.


Richard P. Brown & Patricia L. Gerbarg