The Power of Breathing

Wednesday 8 May
9am - 12noon

90% of people breath suboptimally

Breathing is natural - but are we breathing for optimal results? Research indicates ‘No’. A shocking 90% of people are breathing in such as way that they are not supporting health and wellbeing.

This workshop will show some of the groundbreaking research behind breathing. It will highlight the neurology and physiology of breathing, and will show you what oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitric oxide does to your body, your mind, and your nervous system. 

This workshop will share with you practical tools to enhance your own breathing, and how to calibrate others breathing and how it may be impacting on their emotional state and behaviour.

By diving into a deeper understanding of the physiology of breath, you can decide for yourself which breathing pattern to make use of – instead of just following a pattern. There will be times when you want to use your breath for creating more energy and there will be times when you want to use your breath to generate calm.  Being able to self calibrate where your system is at, determine where you would like it to be at, and then having choice of how to use your physiology to change your autonomic state – will ensure you optimally use your breath and enhance your own wellbeing.

We will answer:

  • Should I breathe through my nose or my mouth?
  • How do I use my breathe to get into (and stay in)  ‘flow’?
  • How can I create calm when life is tough?
  • Why do some people advocate holding your breath?
  • How can I assist someone who is stressing and struggling with their breath?
  • And much more … 

This workshop is more than a breathe of fresh air... 

Come and join us and be surprised at the power of your breath and how little we know about something we do 22,000 times a day.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the physiology of breathing: what happens in your body (not just the lungs!)

  • Assess the efficiency of your own breathing

  • Regulate your emotional and autonomic state through breathing

  • Control your own breathing, and choose the appropriate breathing patterns to achieve the desired outcome

Date and Time

This 3-hour interactive workshop will be held on:

Wednesday 8 May, 9am - 12noon.
You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, 1 week prior to the workshop.

This is an interactive workshop with breakout room activities and we therefore ask all participants to have their own computer / laptop as this enhances the learning for all.


Earlybird: $220 incl GST, per person (ends 16 April)
Standard: $268 incl GST, per person

What past delegates have said about the workshop

Suzanne was very knowledgeable and she explained her workshop in very user friendly language.

Suzanne managed the workshop so well, being able to answer people's questions and weave her answers into the course. I felt that I could ask a question and not be someone who is seen to be distracting from a rigid presentation. Thank you, Suzanne, for sharing your knowledge and giving me good reasons to take note of my own breathing.

Learning when to use different breathing techniques for relaxation or for stimulating - depending on person's state.

The importance of yawning and how it affects breaking down stress/anxiety

Found it all helpful: The CO2 and O2 exercises physiological sigh breathing in/out through the nose

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for people who are aware of their own breathing pattern and wish to understand it better and be able to control their breathing to achieve the desired outcome.

It is also very beneficial for anyone in charge of a team: become more aware of other team members breathing, what this means and what you can do to support this.

NOTE - If your organisation is interested in having Suzanne present face-face to your team as a private workshop, please contact for more information.

Registration and Cancellation Details

Registration process
Payment online is by debit or credit card (VISA, Mastercard or American Express) only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.  
Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by credit card) there will be a $25 surcharge for this service, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.

  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.

  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

If you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly, or have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 0272040425 or email:

What happens if you have to cancel?
We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:
Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 
All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the workshop – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Meet Dr Suzanne Henwood

Suzanne started her working life in healthcare – moving from being a practitioner, to educator and to Associate Professor. She has 30 years’ experience of teaching and training at an advanced level and is an NLP Coach and Trainer, a Mindfulness Facilitator, a Map of Meaning facilitator and an mBIT Master Coach and Master Trainer – one of only two people in the world to hold both titles.

Suzanne has been learning about breathing and has just finalised her research and is currently putting the final touches on a book she co-wrote about Breathing in Coaching.  She has also just published, with a co-author ‘The Ultimate Gratitude Journal’.  She is passionate about training people in how to live life to the full and optimising wellbeing.

Suzanne is also trained in: ACT, FACT and Act for Trauma and ACT for Anxiety and Depression, Solution Focused Brief Therapy for severe stress and anxiety, Refocussing Counselling, IDT (including for Trauma and Spirituality), Heart Math, Time Line Therapy, Havening, Polyvagal Informed Therapy, The Emotional Culture Deck and Map of Meaning.


For further details, please contact:
p: 027 204 0425

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