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Seminar for the father of a client

A young software Engineer has been coming to the classes for the last 18 months. He brought his father 60+ visiting from India, to be introduced to the techniques as they helped him come out of his severe stress (1). His feedback after the introductory session.

I want to use this technique for my …

Spondylitis pain, Insomnia, Anxiety, Stress from thinking about garbage thoughts, Mental peace lacking inpite of strong will power

My Take home points …

I can cope with mental stress using the breathing techniques by diverting the mind

(1) Focusing on breathing

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+ Overwhelming anxiety relieved

Feedback from Pamela (name changed) a client aged around 40 years who attended 4 of my classes over 6 weeks. She is an active professional who was suddenly overwhelmed with acute anxiety when she received news of a serious health problem for one of their family friends. She looked as if she was in a different world losing all her initiative, causing lot of concern for her family. She came to my classes on the suggestion of her doctor Padma Sripada MD (1).

Interesting details of her practice and benefits are at (2).

“I am very grateful to the countingbreaths.com website and the excellent counseling sessions with C S. I was under a lot of stress from an overload of business work, some personal issues and was experiencing anxiety and feeling overwhelmed when I first started working with him. I did not have the work-life balance I so treasure.

C S is very gifted as a counselor and a coach. Right from the very start, I felt an immediate sense of trust being built. He helps you to see and really understand things more clearly and deeply. It was especially comforting to work with someone who really understands anxiety and takes the time to help you understand symptoms and how not to fear them. I learned how to understand the symptoms better. He showed me different breathing techniques – which are now a part of my daily life (2). He taught me to take 30 minutes out of my busy life every day and give those 30 minutes just to myself. I still have a lot of work but it is better paced now because I also make a conscious effort to pace it better.

I would recommend the website and C S very highly. He walks with you, empowers you and helps you to help yourself thrive.

Thank you again C S. I really valued the time I spent with you to overcome my anxiety issue.”

(1) Padma Sripada MD
(2) What did she practice?: Tip mode, Counting mode, Feeling mode, Staring mode at the red lights when driving, Waking up postures.

When?: Bedtime, Waking up, Driving, Walking, Waiting, Exercising, Working

What were the significant changes she noticed?:

Anxiety
Before – Didn’t feel like doing anything, Keep on thinking what will happen.
Now – Bad thoughts are gone. Feeling very happy.

Tiredness
Before – Felt tired and didn’t want to play with the kids.
Now – Happily playing with the kids every evening.

Confidence
Before – Less confidence in starting any work.
Now – Became confident.

Stamina
Before – Felt very tired.
Now – Feel active from the start of the day.

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+ No more ‘Legendary Panic Attacks’

Remarkable feedback from a woman undergoing 6 monthly chemotherapy and CT scans for Lymphoma. She attended 4 of my classes (1).  She was so terrified of the CT scan testing that she had to take sedatives for a few days before the scan date. She was in great distress even when seeing her Oncologist. The breathing techniques relieved both her ‘legendary panic attacks’ (her words) and distress. 

“Something so simple but yet so powerful…Thank you CS for giving me such a great tool.

Previous to working with you, I had ‘legendary panic attacks’ when getting a CT Scan and even when just seeing my oncologist. In the past, I was prescribed a sedative that I would take up to three days in a row before the visit.

This time around, instead of taking the sedatives, I used the ‘Segment mode’ usually in the afternoon and every night before I went to bed, for several weeks (2).

The week before the recent test which I usually label as my “Hell” week, I used the ‘Tip mode’ and ‘911 mode’ when I started to feel a panic attack coming on (3). It really did a great job of defusing the situation and helped me make it through the day.

The day of the CT, while sitting in the waiting room, I was using the ‘Feeling mode’ to keep the panic away (4). I actually remember using the ‘Tip mode’ in the CT scan machine (3).

I couldn’t hold back every tear but my boyfriend who comes with me said he could definitely see a difference. I was in a much better state of mind when I saw the doctor and I didn’t have my usual ‘after visit cries’.

Now for my next visit, I already have less anxiety because I saw such a change in the short time we had been working together. So I know now that I have more time to practice, the results will only get better.

I feel very fortunate to have meet someone like you who is willing to teach me. Thanks for all your help.”

(1) Seminars and classes
(2) Segment mode
(3) Tip Mode     911 mode
(4) Feeling mode

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* Anxiety and Panic attacks reduced

Feedback from a client around 50 years, a patient of my daughter Padma Sripada MD. He attended 3 of my classes.

His main concerns were ‘Acute anxiety’, ‘Panic attacks’, ‘Stress’. He was concerned about the recent diagnosis of pre-diabetes. He lost 20 pounds after the diagnosis with diet changes and exercise but the sugar level was still high. He felt it may be due to stress. His acute anxiety and panic attacks persisted in spite of his being on Klonopin (1) medication.

” My practice is going well. I am not practicing as much as I was at first because my anxiety has been better in general. Some things about which I was worried before, I am less worried now. I use the breathing techniques all the time (2). I practice when going to sleep, waking up, various times during the day etc (3). Thanks CS!”

In the last class, he said that his attitude towards his chronic business and legal problems changed remarkably. He was now able to face the same old problems without panic and acute anxiety. He was able to keep his cool and even calming down his wife!  This is a sort of new life for him.

His experience shows the amazing power of  these simple techniques (2). Even though he was on anti-anxiety medication for a long time, he continued to suffer from anxiety and panic attacks to a paralyzing extent. He was looking for something beyond the medication.

(1) Klonopin
(2) How Can I Focus On Breathing?
(3) Daytime practice

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* I was poised, confident and enjoyed it!

Testimonial from a masters student who attended 10 of my classes over a period of 5 months (1).  

“I have been utilizing the CS’s (2) breathing techniques for two months now.

I have seen a significant decrease in my stress level (3).

One of my goals was to be able to speak in front of my class as a graduate student. Last week I was up in front of my class for nearly an hour; I was poised, confident, and I enjoyed it.

Every time I am feeling a little overwhelmed, I start to count my breaths and it helps me get centered again (4). I recommend these techniques to anyone because they work.”

(1) Seminars and Classes
(2)’ CS’ is my short and easy name, full name being Suryanarayana Chennapragada.
(3) Stress – Its causes, effects and solutions
(4) Counting mode

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