Episode #23 - Emma Ferris: Breathing: The Power to Survive and Thrive
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Today’s guest is Emma Ferris from the Breath Effect. Emma is a trained physiotherapist, acupuncturist, and Pilates, trauma and breathing coach who has made it her life’s mission to help others learn to thrive and reach their full potential. She has had the opportunity to work with thousands of clients over the years, helping them heal their discomfort, chronic pain, injury, illness, and disease and continues to heal many who don’t respond to traditional or conventional methods.

In this episode, Emma talks about the stress-breath connection and the results people can achieve when they reset their body and rewire their brain with improved breathing techniques. Emma speaks candidly about her relationship with a con man and the lessons she leant across her own crazy journey of trauma, recovery and survival and how that has inspired her to help others overcome their own adversities. From the emotions, body, mind, and heart, she believes that you can recalibrate those habits that may be stopping you from reaching your full potential or are keeping you stuck in fight, flight or freeze mode.

Emma states that our emotions are connected to our breathing and that breathing is the main driver for our level of stress. Beyond just a few slow breaths, it is about teaching your body to feel safe and recover from trauma. And there is so much more in this episode and I am sure you will be inspired by Emma Ferris.

In this episode

1:08 - Introduction

5:07 - Emma’s inspiration for breath work

9:26 - Early career & big life adjustments

14:39 - What is working on breath?

20:25 - Breathing’s influence on our heart rate

28:55 - Myths & misconceptions around breathing

35:37 - The breathing process. Nose or mouth?

47:02 - Exercises for breathing muscles

57:14 - Emma’s experience with a con man

Find Emma Ferris online
60min Free Thrive Masterclass - What makes you THRIVE


Cultivating Calm - For women wanting to find their healthiest version


Breathe Right - Discover how simply breathing right can help you stress less and thrive more


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