CBRT™ – Colour Breathing Relaxation Technique®
At CBRT we are passionate about helping people “learn how to help themselves relax naturally.”
It is understood that being able to relax can benefit an individual’s’ physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Colour is all around us and we become aware of and appreciate colour from a very early age. Colour Scientists and chemists have published evidence which demonstrates how the use of colour(s) may affect our moods and physiology.
CBRT™ – Colour Breathing® Relaxation Technique® – provides leading edge innovation in mindfulness…
Colour Breathing is a very simple, yet effective, mindfulness mind-body relaxation technique, which has been developed in the UK since 1997. An all-inclusive technique, CBRT is found suitable for all abilities and age groups, whether children, young people, adults or older people.
What is rather important is that users appear to enjoy using Colour Breathing!
Keeping relaxation simple…
There are seven vibrantly coloured “Colour Breathing Disks®” in the CBRT system – each with their own unique gradient design – which are the focus for the relaxation session. During each session, individuals learn how to relax their body in seven stages.The disks can be used by individuals or as a group experience. The Colour Breathing Disks support awareness of one’s breathing pattern and of any tension in the body.
The Colour Breathing technique incorporates the use of pure colour as a relaxation focus and positive psychology using “Colour Breathing Positive Affirmation” cards. There are 70 in each set, 10 for each colour and the affirmations each focus on having a positive feeling in the present moment.
You can buy a Colour Breathing kit online which includes a full colour, high quality print book, an easel set of Colour Breathing Disks and Audio CD – to use at home - for only £29.95 – (price includes p & p.)
Mental illness and depression is now regarded as the most common form of illness and disability, and accounts for a larger share of the overall burden of disease in the UK than any other health condition. Behavioural change through learning to relax naturally can support many Long Term Conditions including Depression, Dementia, High blood pressure, COPD, Addiction rehabilitation, Pain management, PTSD, Obesity.
CBRT used in support with Mental Health and Wellbeing programmes. A real “cost effective” Training Programme for Healthcare, Social Care and Education providers.
Read the JOIN TRAINING in the “blue bar” above and see our PowerPoint of what happened in October at a Training Programme in Belfast HERE .
CBRT trained staff can provide a valuable interface for Patient Care and interaction. CBRT Relaxation Support Sessions support men, women, and children, of all ages and abilities.
Since 2004, (during the informative research and development stages of the existing training programme) CBRT have trained a wide range of Professionals in Colour Breathing : Community Mental Health Support workers, Counsellors, Psychologists, Midwives, Palliative Care, Occupational Therapists, GP’s, Nurses, Addiction and Trauma/PTSD Specialists, Carers, School Teachers and Lecturers, Prison Officers, Stress Management Consultants, Complementary Health Practitioners.
For the NHS, CBRT has three CBRT NHS QIPP Initiative Pilots* ready to action!
These are designed to enable a rapid, national uptake and quick diffusion within integrated primary and secondary care. Three CBRT NHS QIPP Initiative Pilots have been diligently written for Depression and Anxiety, Older People and Dementia and Children and Young People.
During March – May 2012, CBRT completed the NHS National Innovation Centre Technology Scorecard and received a 92.53% score with very positive feedback from the Technology Assessment Team, confirming CBRT to be “market ready” as a technology for pilot.le. In January 2011, CBRT™ was selected as a leading- edge UK innovation, to showcase at the Department of Health led NHS Healthcare Innovation Expo in ExCel, London. At the Expo, Colour Breathing was said to be “one of the most popular” exhibits there. Since the Expo, CBRT has met senior individuals within NHS England and dedicated all its resources and time in preparation for the pilots* and NHS entry. The initiatives are designed to produce measurable outcomes, NHS Evidence, independent clinical research and NICE QIPP Collection Reports.Children and Young People.
During 2013, CBRT has been selected for poster presentations (click to view) at the following prestigious events : College of Medicine Annual Conference (London), AIC – International Association de Couleur International Congress (Newcastle) and the Future of Health Conference (London.)
The key components of CBRT (mindfulness, correct breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, positive thinking, meditation, colour science) have been extensively researched worldwide. Read about the growing CBRT Research Team here on our website.
We like to hear our users feedback too! If you purchase a kit, could you please provide us with your valued feedback by using our Colour Breathing Kit – Product Satisfaction Survey
To contact our Office : 01425 629602 and click on the following link to sign up to receive our 2014 Colour Breathing newsletter