Happiness 2.02

26: Dr. Belisa Vranich: Renowned Clinical Psychologist On Her Audacious Goal To Help The World To Breathe Better

April 4, 2022

The way you breathe is a marker for your longevity. Your lung capacity, your lung velocity and the mechanics of your breath tell you more about what kind of life you are going to live, your health and how long you are going to live. – Dr. Belisa Vranich, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, and founder of The Breathing Class. 

After experiencing panic attacks in New York and hitting a wall, Dr. Belisa Vranich, through her psychology background and fascination with breathing, set an audacious goal of helping the world to breathe better.    

Today’s conversation focused around:

  • Her drive to show people that they can get better 
  • Coming from a family of academics 
  • Supporting people to access something they already know or have lost access to
  • Her belief in the importance of serving
  • Hitting the wall and then having to change
  • How her panic attacks in New York led to finding a better way to live
  • Her fascination with breathing
  • Working for Jacques Cousteau 
  • As a psychologist, understanding how people learn and how people breath
  • How Belisa gets to a state of flow when a client begins to understand
  • Locomotive pairing to connect breath to a movement
  • Integrating and connecting the heart, gut and lungs
  • The importance of breathing for digestion
  • Her background in psychometrics, her move to biometrics and The Breathing IQ
  • The importance of the middle of your body for a deep breath
  • Breathing in fight or flight, or rest and digest
  • ITS (interrupt the stress) and practicing rebooting for sleep 

Be sure to follow Dr. Vranich on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and connect with her on LinkedIn. Learn more about her book, and body of work on Dr. Belisa, her Wikipedia page, and on The Breathing Class.

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Until the next episode; take a deep breath and breathe in your Happiness Oxygen.

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