56 minutes | Sep 1, 2020

Breathing Through Stress & Anxiety with Dr. Emma Seppӓlӓ

In this episode, we discuss breathwork and a study that shows how SKY Breath Meditation can greatly reduce stress and anxiety. Emma Seppӓlӓ, Ph.D, is the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success. She has spoken at TedX Sacramento, TEDx Hayward, and companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Bain & Co, Ernst & Young, and a United States Congressional Hearing. Her articles have been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Business Insider, Psychology Today, Fast Company, Forbes, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Greater Good Science Center, and Scientific American Mind. A repeat guest on Good Morning America , her work and research have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, VOGUE, ELLE, CBSNews, Oprah Magazine, U.S. World and News Report, Cosmopolitan, ABC News, Business Insider, SELF, GLAMOUR, and the World Economic Forum. She was also featured in the documentary film The Altruism Revolution and What You Do Matters. Her research on yoga-based breathing for military veterans returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan was highlighted in the documentary Free the Mind. In this episode, we discuss: ·      How and why she got into the field of studying happiness and compassion. ·      Why college students are at the highest risk of mental health issues. ·      The results of a recent study that tested the effects of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and SKY breath meditation on stress among college students. ·      Why breathing practices are so effective in changing our emotional state. ·      What happens in our brain and our bodies when we suppress our emotions. ·      The benefits of SKY breath meditation and how you can learn it. ·      The reason we have a stress response and what’s happening to our bodies when we are constantly in it. ·      Our tendency to tie happiness to feelings of excitement instead of feelings of calm. ·      The benefits of choosing calm over excitement. You can find and follow Dr. Emma here: EmmaSeppala.com Instagram: @emmasepp Facebook: @emma.seppala Twitter: @emmaseppala Her book – The Happiness Track: How To Apply The Science Of Happiness To Accelerate Your Success   Resources: SKY Campus Happiness SKY Breath Meditation Online Course The Art of Living International Association for Human Values Project Welcome Home Troops SKY Schools The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education SHOP CLEAN products with DISCOUNTS in my SHOP! Please SUBSCRIBE, SHARE, RATE, and REVIEW the podcast! Follow the podcast on Instagram @TheBetterYouPodcast or Facebook @TheBetterYouPodcast. And you can email the podcast at TheBetterYouPodcast@gmail.com Follow me on all the socials: Instagram @kaciemain_writes, Facebook @kaciemain.write, or Twitter @kaciemain_write. Find my book – I Gave Up Men for Lent, the story of a jaded, hopelessly romantic, health-conscious party girl’s search for meaning – on Amazon, Kindle, and Audible. And for everything else you want to know about me, visit my website at www.kaciemain.com     Some links are Affiliate links.
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