Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing -The Power of Breath Awareness with Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, author of Calm Focus Joy: The Power of Breath Awareness – A Practical Guide for Adults and Children, speaks passionately about a simple, yet highly effective focus-training and stress-reducing exercise called breath awareness. Breath awareness is one of the simplest and most effective focus training and mind-developing exercises available today. It is proven to promote brain growth, improve learning, increase focus, reduce stress, and develop empathy. Adults and children who practice regularly gain an abundance of self-knowledge and insight into their amazing mind/body phenomenon. Most everyone who practices feels more peaceful and happy. She discusses how this technique differs from other meditation techniques and the benefits of using it. She provides a simple exercise for using the breath awareness technique. For more information, please visit