Research shows that breathwork is a useful way to reduce school-based anxiety and allows students to self-regulate when dealing with test anxiety and pressure from mounting school work.
Vincennes, United States - July 29, 2021 /PressCable/ —
Research has revealed that certain kinds of breathwork are helpful for anxiety caused by school. This case study demonstrates that daily mindful breathing and cognitive reappraisal practices were effective in reducing test anxiety
The case study also made it obvious that mindful breathing increased positive automatic thoughts to a greater extent than cognitive reappraisal.
Speaking on the case study, renowned breathwork coach, Jesse Coomer, states,
“This is why it’s so important to understand breathing mechanics and create an awareness of breath. There are plenty of students who are unknowingly putting themselves into a state of fight or flight and it’s not helping their test scores.”
There are many people looking for insights and answers about breathwork for anxiety, especially with the school season coming this Fall. This case study reveals in a practical way what’s possible with the right information and guidance.
As stated in the study:
“Based on our study results, we suggest that an ongoing program of mindful breathing practice could become a foundation of resilience for participants (from a neuropsychological point of view). Future studies of the efficacy of mindful breathing practice should be conducted with follow-up assessment to determine the duration of mindful breathing practice`s positive and beneficial effects.”
The study goes on to say:
“Firstly, both mindfulness breathing and cognitive reappraisal practices yielded a large effect size in reducing test anxiety for undergraduate students. Secondly, mindfulness breathing practice showed increased positive automatic thoughts over time, compared to their counterparts, the cognitive reappraisal practice and control group. Our findings showed that the effects of the MBP on test anxiety were comparable to those of the CRP.”
The case study is available at https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0164822
About Midwestern Method LLC
Midwestern Method LLC was founded in 2017 and serves the Breathwork industry. It is known for teaching anxious, overwhelmed people how to gain back control through their breathing in less than 30 minutes a day.
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