Bad Habits & More


It’s Not Always Habits That Create Bad Breathers.

In the fast-paced world of the 21st century, people no longer breathe as nature intended. Think about that sentence. And again, think about how you feel in nature. More of us need to take those feels into everyday life!

Bad breathers become chronic asthmatics, highly motivated athletes never achieve their goals…people have got into bad habits when it comes to breathing.

Unfortunately, some people’s dysfunctional breathing can start as a baby but it doesn’t get identified until teen years or later. This can be due to e.g. a tongue tie that goes unnoticed.

Allergies, asthma, anxiety/ stress/ racing mind, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Emphysema, hay fever/rhinitis, high blood pressure, panic attacks, pulmonary fibrosis, sinusitis, sleep apnea, snoring, disrupted sleep, fatigue coughing, wheezing and breathlessness, loss of smell…all relate to being a bad breather. It’s usually the cause rather than the result of the condition.

In short, everyone can benefit from learning to breathe as nature intended.

Here’s the team at Wirral Met College late last year benefitting from Sniff Sigh Yawn breathwork events and sleep clinics as part of their wellbeing programme.

Too many of us hold ourselves at work in tension without realising. Intention not in tension is key, being aware of and focusing on how and where you breathe from. The jazz hands exercise soon got everybody loosened up!

And we were grateful for the feedback!


Wirral Met College

“Keep up the good work! Really great workshops. Thanks so much.”

Michelle Rushton, Public Health England

“We had no idea how we were breathing affected our day to day energy at work. Really amazing inside knowledge on wellness that we would never have otherwise thought about.”

Liverpool Echo
“What’s mad is that we write lots about health but have never come across information like this. Efficient breathing really is the foundation of good health.”

My Planet Magazine

“A great insight into what is highly valuable information. Everyone needs to have this in their locker for work and daily life.”

Mencap UK

“Paying attention to how you breathe at work is an essential aid to keeping healthy and productive all day long. Thank you.”

Open To Create

“A great session with Joel learning about how to be more thoughtful about our breathing, how to maintain, sustain and grow more energised through breathing.”

Everton In The Community

“Thank you for helping Everton Football Club’s ‘Stand Together’ over 65’s group breathe better in tackling social isolation and all that brings for #WorldMentalHealthDay.”