The Hidden Power in a Breath of Gratitude


Rory Ledbetter

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Is your breathing restricted right now, and would you even know if it was? Professional actor, director, and self-development coach Rory Ledbetter studies what happens when you release your breath and focus on gratitude in moments of stress or panic. Ledbetter explains why we should pay more attention to the connection between our thoughts and our breathing and presents a new technique called Connective Flow that can immediately improve your awareness and reduce your level of stress. Professional artist and self-development coach Rory Ledbetter studies what happens mentally and physiologically when you release the desire to speak. Ledbetter explains why we should celebrate moments of deep breathing in silence and presents new techniques that can immediately calm your mind. Rory Ledbetter is an award-winning actor, director, filmmaker, and speaking coach. He is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Mississippi, where he trains performers and speakers to engage and utilize their imaginations in various modes of self-expression, and to authentically connect with an audience in performance. Ledbetter is certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework®, and has broad professional experiences and interests ranging from acting and voice over to directing theatre and film. Rory’s work with speakers is focused on promoting the use of breathing and mindfulness to enhance personal growth and development. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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