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The Butterfly Effect teaches breathing techniques to help stressed, sick and struggling bodies find a way back to calm. It’s a simple solution for dealing with life’s big problems. 

Everybody breathes, but not everybody breathes well. Poor breathing habits compound over a lifetime and take a toll on health and happiness. But there’s good news. Our breath is the only function in our body that we can consciously control. We can use our breath to rejuvenate the autonomic nervous system and help our body and mind return to good health. Think of breathing as the accelerator and brake pedals for your nervous system. With simple breathing techniques, you can connect to, and control your breathing, emotions and your mind. 

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Emma Ferris

Emma Ferris breathing coach and physiotherapist from The Butterfly Effect. Glenorchy, New Zealand

Transforming Lives

I was recommended to see Emma after my family GP picked up I had some breathing issues. For two years, I had been having sleep, stomach problems, and general stress related matters and numerous GP visits, due to a couple of years of ongoing personal problems. When the personal problems had resolved I found myself noticing my health was still not right, and I ended up in hospital with what I thought felt like heart attack symptoms. In 3 sessions over 5 weeks, with Emma's assistance I have been able to turn my general health and wellbeing around and thus quality of life. Her support, focus and expertise on the matter is astounding. I would highly recommended her to anyone with this problem. Matt P

Transforming Lives

"One look at my hunched posture indicates how I've dealt with tension throughout my adult years. After a health scare and resulting anxiety attack in December, I decided that 2017's goal would be to develop new coping strategies. I'm working with Emma and The Big Exhale program to retrain my breathing, enabling me to find calm more often and helping me to better manage day-to-day pressures. The exercises that Emma prescribes are simple and designed to fit into "normal" life. I've certainly got a long way to go but I am motivated and reassured to have Emma and The Butterfly Effect guiding me towards my goal." Carrie, 37

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I was referred to Emma by my doctor for an ongoing knee and back problem. After a couple of sessions Emma suggested trying a breathing program with an Inspiratory Muscle Trainer as well as stretching exercises. I have been using the program twice daily for several months and I have not been back to physio now for over three months. It has definitely helped me to get back to full mobility around the farm. Alistair W

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Learning to breathe calmly has made a big difference in my life. While yoga had helped me relieve many of my body aches and pains, it is practicing daily calm breathing that has helped me manage stress and the pressures of life. I love the breathing exercises, which are simple and easy. They have made a big difference to my sleep especially. Sue V
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The Butterfly Effect teaches techniques to reduce stress, improve performance and rebalance the body’s blood chemistry and nervous system.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an elite athlete or suffering from illness, better breathing benefits anyone who wants to get more out of life.

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