Take a Breath Defined

The Take a Breath Program is rooted in an ancient transformational practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry, with contemporary relevance in brain science and stress reduction. Take a Breath is a simple, yet profound, systematic technique of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation.

Take a Breath incorporates the proven success of the current mindfulness practices (used in many clinical settings) while using related terms and descriptions making it accessible to the general public.    

The Take a Breath Program is used successfully  in personal practice, yoga classes, social work, massage and physical therapy, as well as alternative and integrative practices.

We all know stress and its effect on overall wellness is a growing issue.  Particularly in regards to mental health.  The Mental Health Commission of Canada reports mental health problems and mental issues account for approximately 30% of all short-and long-term disabilities.  Mental health conditions are likely a leading cause of absence, and poor performance.  Unfortunately those patterns are reflected in;  the adult education system, family  and community, and workforce.  With 1 in 5 Canadians showing signs of mental illness and suffering, the time is right to take advantage of accessible solutions to the growing problem.   We see an opportunity to intervene, giving children, teens, and adults an accessible self-management program.  This program will provide lifelong pattern changes in stress response..  

Feel Good Now

We know there is, and will be; suffering, stress and strain in our lives. It is inevitable, and yet, we cannot arrange the world in such a way we will not suffer.  This is very challenging, we need to find ways to deal with what we are experiencing.  In particular, we need a mind/stress break.  There is too much information, influence and stimulation out there in our multi-tasking world.  This is the program to take those steps back to balance and regain some control.  This program gives the tools of awareness and perspective. To find simple moments, to perhaps take a breath, relax, do nothing.  To rest, recover and restore the natural mental/physical/emotional health that is inherently ours. 

You will find online content for:

  • The General Population- Those seeking relaxation and release from physical and mental tension.

  • Injured or Illness- For those with specific conditions

  • Parents and Families- Content specifically supporting parents, and addressing conditions and concerns of parenting and the family

  • Workplace- Supportive content for those individuals in the workforce, to restore balance and release stress

  • Kids and Children- Here is a unique part of the program. With content from our Take a Breath program in schools. We support kids and children in unique ways to support their challenges and stress

The road to health and balance is out in front of you...take the first steps.  Simple, and easy.  With results you will feel immediately.

How To Get Started

Here are some general classifications of content.  Each of these will have audio files of differing lengths you will listen to once, twice, or repeatedly.  Some with a male voice, some female.  All of them supporting your deepening relaxation and recovery.

Start simply, and easily-  We highly recommend you begin with the 5-Days of BRAVE. To commit to 5 consecutive days, using our sequential delivery of the acronym Breathe Relax Allow Visualize Empower. The simplicity of this delivery is steeped in science. Using the breath to take us out of the stress response felt in the in the body/mind, represented by Beta brainwave states. As we deepen the breath, and relax the body, we enter the Alpha brainwave state. Now established in the Rest and Recover state, we can deepen the practice and drop in to deeper brainwave state of Theta and Delta, those reached typically during sleep at night. In these deeper states, while relaxed, we can explore the Allow, Visualize and Empower components of the acronym. BRAVE builds a new, accessible pattern for you to return to again and again, a pattern to create opportunities for stress reduction, healing, rest and even empowered potential. All this, using cutting edge practices based in neuroscience.

Program Includes:

  • Simple, short 3-5 minute orientation audio and video

  • 3, 5, 10, 15 minute and longer practices

  • Unique and comprehensive Content Library. With monthly updates and additions to content.

  • Practices for healing and rejuvenation, emotional balance, deep sleep, systematic release in to gravity, grounding body and breath awareness, mental clarity, and a host of audio tracks to address your concerns or condition.

You will eventually find your 'favorites'.  Perhaps some short and sweet ones you can use in a busy day for a break, or longer one you enjoy regularly.  Or a specific recording which you use to begin to change your conditioned response to an injury, illness or even a mental pattern or belief.

Commit to our 3-Step Method

1- Play the Core Breath Recording-

Within 3-5 Minutes you will understand, FEEL, and experience the full breath. The full breath and the changes it facilitates throughout the body and mind is a Foundation to the Take a Breath practice.

2- Schedule the 5 Days of B.r.A.V.E.-

Experience and understand the sequential methodology which creates balance and possibility.

3- Repeat, for a minimum of 21 consecutive days-

Choose your favorite recordings to repeat, or choose simply based on your available time and space. The benefits begin to multiply with this momentum*, you will notice the difference. Share your success with a family member, a friend, or us at TAB!

*21 Days will not necessarily change a habit or behavior, but it will indicate your commitment to a new lifestyle and system that will!

Bring the deeply restorative practice of Take a Breath into your daily life.



  • “For me, it was a reminder of what stress does and you gave me a new tool to restore my state of balance. I slept deeper than I have for a long long time. I plan to practice more, Thank you!” – Linda R

  • This was my first Take a Breath experience. I would most definitely recommend this practice. I think I’ve told every one of my friends that I’ve talked to about how amazing it was. I felt so different at the end. You mentioned that what you led us through was comparable to the deep sleep we often miss out on because of high stress levels and this is where the body heals itself. Somehow I felt as though that is what took place in me – a healing of some kind. Hard to describe but it was an amazing feeling. So yes I would recommend it to anyone. This week when I have started to feel anxious, I can go back to feel the effects of the practice and I find I can relax. I appreciated learning the different breathing techniques to help with relaxation and feeling good.” - Phyllis L