Learning To Breathe with Kevin O'Neill

Learning To Breathe with Kevin O'Neill

By Scott Thomas

“The greatest sources of suffering are the lies that the mind tells you. Don’t fall into that trap, there’s always another way.”

Scott talks to Kevin O’Neill about his project, Breatheolution, and how he has used cold water therapy alongside breath work to help himself and over 1000 clients to overcome anxiety, trauma and addiction. 

You’ll hear how using breath can help you defeat your own stresses and about the importance of putting the body into controlled but stress-inducing environments. Kevin even explains why breathing through the mouth can hinder our athletic performance and create a subconscious feeling of fear and danger. 

Content warning - This episode features references to addiction and suicide, if you or someone you know needs support please reach out. In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.

Find out more about Breatheolution here

If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowry

Send Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 

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