Breathe, On Purpose

“Forgot to breathe” is a common observation from Toastmasters who are doing a post-mortem about going blank and/or panicking during their speech.

The answer is an on-going cycle of rehearsals and drills and “again, from the top” that put you in the moment when you go blank/panic. Then you can start to add “breathing, on purpose” as a technique to address the moment.

Eventually, you reduce the time-cycle between panic and breathe.

BAAT – Breathing As A Tool

Actionable takeaway from the Dec 8, 2018 Confidence Workshop for Pilates Instructors at P2O Hot Pilates & Fitness in Sacramento, CA:

Breathing As A Tool

Purposeful breathing is a deliberate action (a tool) used to clarify and refocus your mind when you, the Pilates Instructor, get off track in the middle of guiding your Hot Pilates class filled with beaming souls.

Breathing As A Tool - Purposeful breathing is a deliberate action (a tool) used to clarify and refocus your mind when you, the Pilates Instructor, get off track in the middle of guiding your Hot Pilates class filled with beaming souls.

Reid Walley leading Public Speaking & Confidence Workshop with Resident at UC Davis Chapter Association of Women Surgeons. UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA. Aug 2, 2018. Photo by Dr Amanda Kirane.

Confidence Workshop – UC Davis Chapter Association of Women Surgeons

A big thanks to Dr. Amanda Kirane for inviting me to present a hands-on bootcamp-style Public Speaking & Confidence Workshop for her UC Davis General Surgery Residents at their UC Davis Chapter’s Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) meeting. Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA. Date: Aug 2, 2018.

UC Davis Chapter Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) members, after Reid Walley’s Confidence Workshop.

Reid Walley on stage with Resident - UC Davis Chapter Association of Women Surgeons - Photo credit Dr Amanda Kirane - Aug 2 2018
Reid Walley leading Confidence Workshop with UC Davis Association of Women Surgeons Resident. Photo: Dr. Amanda Kirane.

UC Davis AWS meeting Aug 2, 2018