Dance for people with chronic breathlessness: a transdisciplinary approach to intervention development (Harrison et al, 2020)

Dance is fun, social and improves fitness, making it a promising form of exercise for people experiencing breathlessness.

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Objects of safety and imprisonment (Binnie et al, 2020)

Exploring the conscious and unconscious relationships that people who experience breathlessness have with their health objects.

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Breath, Body and World (2020)

This special breath-themed issue of the journal Body and Society explores breath as a neglected topic within body studies.

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Five breathtaking years

As the project ends, lead researchers Jane Macnaughton and Havi Carel reflect on five years of Life of Breath.

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Our final conspiration

This year the Life of Breath project will end after 5 years, around 50 research publications and countless events and…

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(Mc)Mindfulness and the politics of breath

Chloe Asker, PhD student at the University of Exeter, considers the quiet activism of ‘just’ breathing. Over the course of…

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Mindful Yoga videos

In 2019 our researcher Krzysztof Bierski coordinated a participatory research programme called Movement Playground. The sessions, held at Mindful Therapies…

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‘She’s Breathing’ a poem by Alexandra Pârvan

While visiting the University of Bristol and working alongside Havi Carel and the Bristol team, Alexandra Pârvan was inpired to…

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A pandemic of breathlessness?

Just as we are wrapping up our five-year project, we find ourselves in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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Breathing in Isolation: support with anxiety & breathlessness during lockdown

Life of Breath researcher and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie offers recorded breathing support during the COVID-19 lockdown… “If I…

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Our YouTube Archive

Over the life of the project we have been publishing videos on our YouTube channel. There is now quite an…

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Catch Your Breath Online Exhibition

Stop where you are and take a deep breath.How does it feel?What does it make you think?How many breaths have…

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I breathe, you breathe, we breathe: Public engagement & the Life of Breath

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie reflects on…

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Dance Easy videos

Presented by dance facilitator, respiratory public health specialist and programme creator Sian Williams, these videos can help people with breathlessness get moving to improve their health and wellbeing.

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The Unmapped Geography of Breath

Poet, poetry tutor, and GP Emily Wills writes… In September 2019 I had the privilege of being poet in residence…

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‘It’s hard to think without your pants on’: patients as knowers

On Friday 18 October 2019 at Foyles Bookshop in London (Charing Cross Road), Prof Havi Carel delivered a talk ‘It’s…

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Is neuroscience the key to treating breathlessness?

Research assistant Lucy Marlow is a member of Breathe Oxford, a group of researchers investigating breathlessness from a neuroscience perspective….

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X-rays don’t tell lies (McGuire, 2019)

The British Medical Research Council’s medical surveys of the South Wales collieries represent a key conflict between standardization and individuals’…

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Disrupted breath, songlines of breathlessness (Malpass, Dodd, Feder, et al., 2019)

A ‘songline’ is a song used within Australian Aboriginal culture as a way to navigate across the land… Health research…

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The meaning of the name ‘pulmonary rehabilitation’ (Oxley et al, 2019)

What’s in a name? Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), an exercise and education programme, is currently the most effective non-pharmaceutical therapy for…

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Rewriting the PH story

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare condition affecting the heart and lungs, with the main symptom being breathlessness.  It is…

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Catch Your Breath: Puppetry, Dance and Creative Writing

Life of Breath collaborator and arts and health workshop facilitator, Elspeth Penny, writes about her experience of running a series…

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The COPD support group

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie visited a…

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