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"Breath" translates as spirit or soul in Latin & Ancient Greek, representing an interface between conscious & subconscious processes

My research at Sussex Psychology explores the effects of breathwork on mental health & wellbeing. It involves collaboration with the Breath-Body-Mind Foundation (who I trained with as a breathwork teacher), Othership (Toronto), Oxford & UCSF. I'm also part of the Brighton Sussex Medical School team exploring phenomenological & physiological effects of psychedelic-type therapeutic breathwork, & am a co-investigator on The Breathwork Survey launched by the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College 

My first breathwork paper is published in Nature Portfolio journal Scientific ReportsEffect of breathwork on stress and mental health: A meta‐analysis of randomised‐controlled trials

My second is published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews: High ventilation breathwork practices: An overview of their effects, mechanisms, and considerations for clinical applications


Ultimately, I hope our work can help build a larger evidence-based picture of the psychophysiological effects (& potential efficacy) of breathwork. I wish to set up a breathwork lab (& ultimately a centre) dedicated to breathwork research & practice (funders/donors reach out if interested!) & am open to advisory/consulting roles, including coachingI have a growing interest in the innumerable applications of breathwork across all contexts of human recovery & performance, from health to sports


I'm a fellow of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, Tokyo, carrying out the first doctoral research funded by the Sylff Association in the UK. Sylff is a collaborative initiative of the Nippon Foundation & Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, & a global fellowship programme aimed at nurturing leaders who will initiate action to transcend differences & address issues confronting contemporary society. I have received an additional grant from Sylff along with PsyDAO, a decentralised organisation funding research at the intersection of psychedelics & mental health 


Thank you for reading (& breathing)! Find me @breath_Guy

Me doing breathwork at the medical school
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