help us fund the future of stress and anxiety education

Sponsor the Future of Stress and Anxiety Education

Your donations allow us to present to students on tools to: A. Partner with education leaders to update curriculum. B. Present directly to students. C. Offer professional development to educators. D. Carry out research related to breathing disorders and the anxiety response by getting involved at one of our sponsorship levels today. 

Sponsorship Levels:

Supporter: $100 or $10 per month

Influencer: $500 or $50 per month

Game Changer: $1000 or $100 per month

Thank you for donating below, and here’s to a new conversation on youth mental health, mental fitness, and human performance!


Friends, your donations allow us to present the latest science on anxiety mitigation to students in Maine and beyond.

We truly appreciate your contributions to Physiology First. All donations go directly to anxiety mitigation seminars for students, parents and faculty. Please visit the the Paypal link below to contribute and thank you again for your support!


 - The Physiology First Team

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What we do



We love sharing our free "Breathe to Perform" seminar with schools and universities throughout New England. We are currently setting up our 2019 seminar schedule! 

Group Training


We offer individual and small group training for students and teams at our training facility in Freeport, Maine. Contact us to schedule a group training session! 

Get the Free Breathe to Perform app!


We are partnering with pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Jose Herrero on the Breathe to Perform app. Guided breathing exercises set to music to help to reduce anxiety and peak mental focus. Now available for free on Apple Ios!

David Bidler on Physiology First

Physiology First Director David Bidler on the origins of the organization as well as the goals of the students, teachers, and community members involved. 

Clip from our Breathe to Perform Seminar at NYA

A short clip from a recent Breathe to Perform seminar at North Yarmouth Academy. 

breathing and mental performance

A recent video for the Power, Speed, Endurance Coaches Network

Breathing and Generalized Anxiety

A video on breathing and generalized anxiety for the Power, Speed, Endurance Coaches Network

David Bidler on Youth Anxiety

A video on youth anxiety for the Power, Speed, Endurance Coaches Network 

Breathing and Sleep

A video on the relationship between breathing and sleep quality for the Power, Speed, Endurance Coaches Network

Physiology First Partner Ian Ramsey On sleep tips for teens

North Yarmouth Academy teacher and Physiology First partner Ian Ramsey's new series Brain Tips for Teens. This episode: Sleep

Research + Resources


Breath and The Brain:

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.

Breath, stress and High Performance SCENARIOS

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.

Breathing and sports performance

This video by Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage, demonstrates how breathing exercises can improve Vo2 max.

Latest research on Breath and mental performance

Read the latest New York Times article on the cognitive benefits of nasal breathing. 

Recommended Websites

Power, Speed, Endurance-One of the best breathing resources on the internet.