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BETSY THOMASON

Betsy Thomason, author of Just Breathe Out—Using Your Breath to Create a New, Healthier You (“All Thumbs Up" review, Wise Traditions, Summer 2017) is a retired elementary school teacher, wilderness guide, and registered respiratory therapist. Her thirty years of respiratory experience include running a pulmonary rehabilitation program, teaching outbreath-focused breathing workshops, and supporting people using mechanical ventilators at home, because of neuromuscular-related breathing weakness, caused by ALS, post-polio and muscular dystrophy.

 

In retirement, Betsy’s mission is to share the BreatheOutDynamic system (BODs) for drug-free management of anxiety, fear, pain and stress. Her pro bono work teaching BODs includes phone coaching.
 

Betsy is a co-leader of the West River Vermont Weston A. Price Foundation chapter. When not writing her commentary “A Respiratory Therapist Speaks Out About . . . ,” she enjoys writing fiction and being outdoors. You can learn more about Betsy’s work at outbreathinstitute.com.

PRESENTATION 

DYNAMIC BREATHING: HEALING LIFE AND LUNGS  

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Healing is a broad term that offers positive outcomes, even in the midst of uncertainty and negativity. Healing, as a concept, engages us in a myriad of modalities that can ease pain and suffering, improve energy, and even create joy and laughter. Since breathing impacts every organ system, muscle and cell in our body, it is a springboard to launch a healing journey. When the outbreath focus is understood, learned and used, other layers of healing and well-being emerge. 
 

Betsy reviews the anatomy and physiology of breathing and engages the audience in learning the basics of the BreatheOutDynamic system (BODs), efficient and effective breathing, focused on the active spine-stretching outbreath and passive, relaxed inbreath—just the opposite of “normal” breathing. In addition, Betsy shares hands-on respiratory therapies that promote lung health without drugs.