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The skills of the 21st century include understanding the science of stress and anxiety management and leveraging the ability to manage our internal state in an increasingly complex environment.
We share this critical information with students across the globe through our seminars and open source curriculum.
It is on the strength of your generous donations that this work is made possible. Please, consider making a tax deductible donation to Physiology First today.
A quick video to give a little bit of background on the happy chemical, serotonin, and what you can do to increase the production of serotonin in your body.
Physiology First President, David Bidler, and PF Board member, Lex Clark, share their thoughts on the film The Social Dilemma. How can we leverage the lessons in this film to protect and improve our mental health? More info at physiologyfirst.org
We all use the word stress...but what does it actually mean? Understanding what stress “is” and what it’s physiologically designed to do helps students build an actionable stress management skillset
Thank you to everyone who made A Race For The Future a huge success!
With help from athletes running on-site and virtually around the world, we were able to collectively run 1000 miles to raise awareness about the need for stress and anxiety education in the classroom.
A Race For The Future was not only about running to raise awareness about the need for stress and anxiety education in the classroom, it was also an opportunity to spread ideas on how we can support the leaders of the future.
Keep an eye out for updates as we get ready for year two of A Race For The Future!
Our on-site runners had a blast on this course. We cannot thank the owners of Snowfields Farm enough for hosting us!
We share the latest science of stress and anxiety management with students and the larger community that supports them.
Physiology First helps educational leaders meet the challenges of today as they teach the leaders of tomorrow.
By tying the science of stress and anxiety management to the goals that students care about we are working to create a new conversation on youth mental health.
The B.R.E.A.T.H.E Coalition came about through a conversation with Gavin Barrett, co-owner of Afloat Wellness.
Afloat got actively involved in supporting our student outreach efforts and together Gavin and PF President David Bidler outlined a vision that would connect wellness practitioners across the globe.
B.R.E.A.T.H.E Coalition members will be listed in our global directory, receive monthly emails with the latest research in breath education, and receive discounts on our professional development material.
Members will also be invited to join a quarterly digital conference call connecting breath-focused thought leaders from multiple disciplines across the globe.
Membership is $100 annually.
Your membership dues allow us to present the latest science of stress and anxiety management to students across the globe.
Physiology First works to accomplish the following four goals through our “people powered“ and community funded educational initiative.
1.) Partner with educational leaders to update current health curriculum.
2.) Present our Physiology First seminars directly to students.
3.) Offer professional development services to educators.
4.) Carry out research related to breathing dysfunction and the anxiety response.
Help Physiology First create a new, positive, and proactive conversation on youth mental by getting involved today!
Thank you for your interest in being part of the B.R.E.A.T.H.E Coalition and helping to shape a new conversation on youth mental health, mental fitness, and human performance!
Presenting our Breathe to Perform seminar to students at Waynflete High School in Portland, Maine.
Join a movement dedicated to sharing the latest research in breath education with students, teachers, and community leaders throughout the country and beyond!
Your $100 donation confirms your membership in the B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Coalition.
In this episode of the Flo Tribe Podcast, PF President, David Bidler, and PF board member, Lex Clark, discuss the use of breathing to improve mental and physical health for students.
In this episode of the OFFBALL Athlete podcast PF President David Bidler speaks with Olympian and youth mental health advocate Martin Reader about resolving the youth anxiety crisis.
PF President David Bidler speaks with Rick Alexander about our Physiology First curriculum and how we share the science of stress management with students.
David Bidler speaks with Scott Shortmeyer about the youth mental health crisis and the need for breath education in classroom.
This talk with Craig Kasper is a deep dive into the inspiration for Physiology First, endurance training and coaching, and how the youth mental health crisis affects us all.
In this video PF President David Bidler shares why understanding the brain and body is a critical skill for youth in our fast-paced digital age. This episode focuses on dopamine and its impact on goal directed behavior.
PF President David Bidler on the opportunities and challenges of facing our educational system after COVID-19.
Learn why investing in our youth is the best decision that we can make.
Physiology First Director David Bidler on the origins of the organization as well as the goals of the students, teachers, and community members involved.
A short clip from a recent Breathe to Perform seminar at North Yarmouth Academy.
A recent video for the Power, Speed, Endurance Coaches Network
A video on breathing and generalized anxiety for the Power, Speed, Endurance Coaches Network
A video on youth anxiety for the Power, Speed, Endurance Coaches Network
A video on the relationship between breathing and sleep quality for the Power, Speed, Endurance Coaches Network
North Yarmouth Academy teacher and Physiology First partner Ian Ramsey's new series Brain Tips for Teens. This episode: Sleep
This study details the work of one of our partners, Dr. Jose Herrero. Dr. Herrero is studying the effects of various breathing patterns on cognition, memory retention, and anxiety.
In January of 2018 our coaching team traveled to Stanford University to take part in the following experiments around fear, anxiety, and mental performance using virtual reality technologies. We share some of this experience, as well as the key lessons learned, in the Breathe to Perform seminar series.
This video by Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage, demonstrates how breathing exercises can improve Vo2 max.
Read the latest New York Times article on the cognitive benefits of nasal breathing.
Power, Speed, Endurance-One of the best breathing resources on the internet.