Better Physiology Webinars
WEBINAR WORKSHOP: EDUCATIONAL CAPNOGRAPHY
Aligning breathing mechanics with breathing chemistry
15-hour workshop. April 14-15, OR April 21-22. $500.00
Learn to use your CapnoTrainer.
Statistics suggest that tens of millions of people worldwide suffer with the profound and misunderstood symptoms and deficits of learned dysfunctional breathing habits. Unfortunately, these habits are rarely identified by practitioners, their effects mistakenly attributed to other causes, and their resolutions prescriptive in nature where focus is on symptoms rather than on causes.
Millions of people from around the world include breathing learning interventions in one way or another in their professional and/or personal lives for a multitude of reasons. Most of them, however, focus on the mechanics of breathing without even so much as a thought about its chemistry, that is, the role of mechanics in optimizing internal respiration and its associated chemistry, e.g., pH regulation of blood plasma. This is a serious oversight.
This workshop addresses these serious issues and prepares colleague professionals to assist their clients in learning to integrate learned breathing mechanics with reflexive respiratory chemistry. It also prepares colleagues for enrolling in the certification program, Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst, offered by the Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences.
Colleagues will learn to:
1. understand breathing as behavior and its associated implications,
2. present basic physiology of breathing chemistry to clients and colleagues,
3. operate educational capnography instrumentation with clients,
4. assess learned dysfunctional breathing behaviors and habits,
5. identify breathing habit triggers, motivations, effects, and histories,
6. teach breathing self-interventions that align mechanics with chemistry, and
7. apply some basic principles of behavior modification to breathing behavior.
DAY 1 (April 14 and April 21)
08:00 – 08:30: Overview: Educational capnography
08:30 – 09:00: Breathing psychology: behaviors and habits
09:00 – 09:30: Respiratory physiology: mechanics and chemistry
09:30 – 10:30: Overbreathing: symptoms and deficits
10:30 – 11:00: Capnography: capnogram analysis and CO2 measurement
11:00 – 11:30: Demonstration: CO2 technology and monitoring
11:30 – 12:30: Practicum: software operations and calibration
12:30 – 13:30: Break
13:30 – 14:00: Assessment: interviewing and testing
14:00 – 14:30: Assessment Forms: for clients and practitioners
14:30 – 15:30: Interviewing: behavior analysis
15:30 – 16:30: Demonstration: guided self-assessment
16:30 – 17:30: Practicum: the psychology of physiology
DAY 2 (April 15 and April 22)
08:00 – 08:30: Questions: physiology and psychology
08:30 – 09:30: Testing: criteria and techniques
09:30 – 10:30: Demonstration: guided breathing protocols
10:30 – 11:30: Practicum: self-exploration techniques
11:30 – 12:00: Testing reports: psychophysiological data
12:00 – 12:30: Self-regulation: learning new habits
12:30 – 13:30: Break
13:30 – 14:30: Self-Interventions: managing breathing habits
14:30 – 15:00: Practicum: developing breathing self-awareness
15:00 – 16:00: Practicum: using negative practice
16:00 – 17:00: Practicum: aligning mechanics with chemistry
17:00 – 17:30: Business: services and referrals
Laffey, J. G., & Kavanagh, B. P. Hypocapnia. New England J. of Medicine (2002); 347(1): 43-53.
Litchfield, Peter M. Breathing: aligning mechanics with chemistry. IBF Newsletter, June, 2017.
Litchfield, Peter M. CapnoLearning: respiratory fitness and acid-base regulation. Psychophysiology Today (2010).