Colour Breathing Relaxation Technique®


Colour Breathing Disks


CBRT™  – Colour Breathing® Relaxation Technique® – providing a simple and positive way to relax yourself, naturally…

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We are a UK innovation company which has dedicated the last 20 years to ongoing improvement cycles  of research and development , preparing the CBRT Programme ready at commercialisation stage NOW as a global behavioural health programme. Our mission is to help improve human social care and mental health wellbeing.

Our company is currently seeking support from UK Government COVID-19 Relief Programmes, UK Banks Sponsorship, Ethical Social Impact Investment and philanthropy – to bring the positive CBRT vision and global wellbeing programme to support COVID-19 Relief Programmes.

As the sole provider of licensed CBRT Practitioner Training throughout the world our programme is accredited by The CPD Standards Office.

CBRT is a unique and standalone opportunity as a a global mental health initiative.  

CBRT has a credible, passionate and ambitious management team ready to bring CBRT to commercialisation; our expansion finance programme for investment is a compelling value proposition. Our company mandate is committed to CBRT becoming an evidence based, first tier relaxation and psychological therapy intervention.

  • Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life and by 2020 the World Health Organization estimates that mental health conditions will account for 15% of cases of disease in the world.
  • Mental illness is also the biggest cause of lost economic output, with an estimated cost to the global community of nearly US$2.5 trillion a year, which is expected to increase to US$6 trillion by 2030.
  • Every day, half a billion people suffer from depression across the world, with associated economic, social, and educational impacts.
  • Mental illness is a chronic disease of the young, with over 75% of mental illnesses showing by age 24.
  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the world takes his or her own life, producing a global tally of more than 800,000 suicides per year.

CBRT is a pioneer and innovation technology in behavioural health. Our intervention system and high quality product range is changing the way mental health programs can be delivered and received. It is widely understood that being able to relax may positively benefit an individuals physical, emotional and mental well being. Colour Breathing has been created as a social innovation, which provides users with a visual interface for mindfulness with positive thinking.

A key advantage of CBRT is that it can deliver measurable outcomes and be practised by the individual, in the privacy of their own home or in private at work, or it can be delivered through a socialised environment in a community, helping people to support each other and to de-stigmatise mental health, bringing Wellbeing to a wider group of people.

CBRT will support improvement programmes in behavioural health practice in communities. On investment CBRT will collaborate with social healthcare and wellbeing programme providers, to create a network of CBRT Practitioners who are trained to deliver CBRT Relaxation Support Sessions into their local communities. CBRT Practitioners will help create a new first tier of evidence based, relaxation and wellbeing support for their local communities and cities globally. CBRT will help to support the mental health needs of populations across the world.

Colour is all around us. We become aware of and appreciate colour from a very early age. There is scientific published evidence which demonstrate how the use of colours may affect our moods and physiology. Between 2000 – 2018, Colour Breathing has been in a state of constant progression and evolution, supported by users feedback in community programmes in Northern Ireland and leading behavioral health specialists and academics. Community social support services have found regular provision of Colour Breathing Relaxation Support Sessions a very positive experience for their clients.

The seven vibrantly coloured “Colour Breathing Disks®” used in the CBRT system –  each with their own unique gradient design – are the focus for  the relaxation session. During each session, users learn how to progressively relax their body in seven stages. The Colour Breathing Disks as a focus appear to support an awareness of the users breathing pattern and of any tensions being held in the body. Feedback from 45 group users in 2016 * NEW CBRT 45 GROUP users Case studies Feedback was that 93% of them enjoy using Colour Breathing!


A “cost effective” CPD CBRT Practitioner Training Programme – for Healthcare, Social Care and Education providers.

The CBRT Practitioner Training Programme is recognised as being an accredited CPD Course – 201804 by The CPD Standards Office.



CBRT Practitioners adhere to a strict Code of Conduct after completing a two day CBRT Practitioner Training Programme and the required post training case studies and assessment paper. Since 2004 CBRT has researched and developed the Training Programme and during this time trained a wide range of Professionals, who have all contributed to make CBRT what it is today : 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. Colour Breathing has already proved to be a popular calming classroom activity – first used as part of the Discovery Programme (2003 – 2006)


Learn CBRT

The CBRT Practitioner course is delivered by our licensed, accredited and assured trainers.  The course is run over two-days and is very practically focused training you how to assess responses to colour and deliver both individual and group relaxation sessions.  Our training programme, training manual and Colour Breathing materials will provide you with all the knowledge and skills required to deliver CBRT sessions and consolidate your knowledge.

Following completion of the two-day package you will be required to complete a short 40-question online questionnaire before completing case studies to demonstrate your ability to deliver  CBRT sessions. On successful completion you will receive a Certificate of Training and Practitioner Licence – which will allow you to deliver CBRT Relaxation Support Sessions as a 1:1 talking therapy relaxation intervention or to groups of up to 10 people. CBRT Practitioners need to complete a minimum of 100 group sessions before being allowed  to deliver to larger groups of people.

A key advantage of the CBRT program is that it is non-invasive and non-tactile – suitable for all ages and abilities, it can deliver measurable outcomes, be practised by an individual in the privacy of their own home or at work, or delivered within a group setting. When used in a socialised environment, communities are able to support each other, bringing the de-stigmatising of mental health and feelings of well-being to a wider group of people.


Colour Breathing has proven popular and effective during the twenty years of continuous development and focus groups. Duncan, one of the group participants, said; “The Colour Breathing for me was a welcome anchor in my sea of stress.  Just focusing on the Disks, with the gentle soothing colours and sensible commentary I was actually able come to terms with the REAL me; still alive and kicking, after all my years of grinding mental illness”.

Sue, a CBRT practitioner who worked in the healthcare sector described CBRT as “Proving to be one of the simplest but most effective tools to aid mental relaxation and achieves excellent therapeutic outcomes. The beauty of it lies in its simplicity – it is easy to understand and is something that can be taken away and used every day by everyone …. it has improved the mental well-being in my clients in a faster time frame than the usual talking therapies”.

David, a CBRT Practitioner working in the education sector said “CBRT is an excellent way of focusing the mind, helping the person to describe, understand and regulate their emotional state and talk through the concerns, worries or anxieties that might be preventing them reaching goals they set for themselves. Children and adults love the colours. CBRT is a wonderful way of working with others to improve the way we interact and how we can ‘listen’ to our feelings to find the way forward”.

NOTE: CBRT is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition.

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