Can breathwork help reduce workplace stress? A new study investigates
The impact of breathwork and relaxation techniques in helping people cope with work demands and enable them to switch off is being investigated by researchers from the University of Surrey. People aged 18 years and over, and in full-time work are sought to help with this new research.
The impact of stress on our physical and mental health is undeniable, with many stressed people experiencing digestive issues and periods of depression because of it.Professor Mark Cropley, Professor of Health Psychology
Breathing and mindfulness exercises have been widely suggested to help reduce stress. Through this study, we are seeking to understand if simple breathing techniques after their working day could reduce stress levels and enable a person to relax more easily in their leisure time.
During the study, researchers will investigate the impact of breathing exercises lasting 10 minutes for two weeks. To assess the exercise's impact, participants must fill out a questionnaire before and after the intervention.
Many people struggle to leave work at work, and it trickles into their home life, increasing their stress levels. Giving our body and mind a chance to relax from work life is important, but it is difficult. What we hope is that simple breathing exercises could help a person adjust their mindset and leave their stress at work.Dr Bridget Dibb, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, PhD Health Psychology Course Director
Find out more information on the study.
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