There I was, sat at the dentist waiting with Clarabella and Ollie to have our six monthly check up.

I nervously picked up a magazine, can’t remember what it was called, but I remember it had this headline on the cover:

Special Forces Breath Control
Reduce Stress In 8 Seconds!

How could anyone possibly resist?

Wouldn’t you want to know how to reduce stress in just 8 seconds? I suppose you do, otherwise you wouldn’t still be reading this.

Before I give you the answer though. See if you can guess what it is.

You do know the answer.

Trust me.

What’s that you say?

“Give me a clue.”

Okay, cos it’s Tuesday.

Consider this: What acts as the bridge between your body and your mind?

That’s right Grass Hopper, it’s your breath.

And the Special Forces breathing technique for reducing stress in just 8 seconds is this:

  1. Breathe in for a count of 4
  2. Breathe out for a count of 4
  3. Repeat

Cool huh?

Because your breath connects your body and your mind together, mindful breathing when feeling stressed helps to relax your body and calm your mind. If it’s good enough for a Special Forces operator don’t you think it might be of benefit to you?

But only if you try it =)

Remember, your life is the result of what you do, not what you know.

For me, this gold nugget was a timely reminder of the power of mindful breathing. So I used it to calm me down, as I’m not a big fan of the dentist.


Back in 2011 I built a seriously cool website that I pretty much forgot about until today. But this talk of stress reduction reminded me of it. So I went and checked it out.

And it’s good. I mean really good.

It’s the: and when you join up you’ll receive three videos over three days:

  1. Video 1 : Gives a clear explanation of why Qigong is such a powerful tool for helping to overcome depression, anxiety, worry and fear and for increasing your resistance to the stresses and strains of modern life.
  2. Video 2: Simple, direct and effective Qigong and Qigong healing techniques you can use straight away to increase what I call your Emotional Immune System.
  3. Video 3: Going deeper

The best news is it won’t cost you a bean. Plus there’s some other goodies for you, but I’ll let you find out what they are for yourself.

Right, Louis has run out of food and I need to go get him some before he eats Sammy (the cat) for his breakfast.

Kindest regards


P.S. That address again if you need it: