"Have you been stressed out about work, family, relationships, or health issues?" If your answer is "yes" to any or all of the above, you are not alone, because these are the most common stressful triggers, and this stress could be very harmful to you. Find out about a powerful, bullet-proof stress reducing exercise that will help you focus, concentrate, relax, and optimize your health."

Improves Heart Health

Controlled breathing triggers the body’s mechanism for lowering blood pressure and heart rate.

Increase Performance

Optimism and positive outlook have been shown to lower stress and reduce cardiovascular risk.

Reduce Your Stress

B.R.E.A.T.H.E. guides you through intrinsic and extrinsic visualizations that help reduce stress.



Guided Imagery

B.R.E.A.T.H.E. guides you through intrinsic and extrinsic visualizations that help reduce stress.

Controlled Breathing

Controlled breathing triggers the body’s mechanism for lowering blood pressure and heart rate.

Positive self talk

Optimism and positive outlook have been shown to lower stress and reduce cardiovascular risk.


BREATHE transformed the way my team performs. As a remote agency, finding connectivity and ways to cope with burnout is always on our minds. BREATHE not only helped our employees feel more grounded and connected but also helped them to feel enthusiastic and fulfilled in the work they do when using the method. Personally, it's helped me manage my stress as an entrepreneur in a way that other mindfulness tactics did not.
Kait LeDonne and William Gadea CEO
“The BREATHE videos are beautiful, relaxing, and give immediate results. They’re easy to access and help me focus and relax before surgery and when on set.”
Andrew Ordon, MD Emmy Award-winning television show co-host, The Doctors
“I love feeling more and more relaxed with each step of BREATHE. It’s my go-to for preparing before meetings with clients.”
Rachel Nguyen Director of Innovation and Design, a major automotive company
“Sometimes after a run it’s hard to slow down and unwind. Using BREATHE always helps me relax and feel my heart rate fall.”
Phil Hershey Captain, Los Angeles, CA Fire Department
“Learning to visualize the goal is essential. BREATHE is the best way to consistently see, feel, and prepare for your shot.“
Alex Galvan PGA Golf Instructor
“BREATHE is a powerful relaxation exercise that teaches kids important tools they can use throughout their lives.”
Goldie Hawn Award Winning Actor, Founder MindUp
“BREATHE is a phenomenal exercise that helps kids to relax and start their day. Sometimes making the transition from home to the classroom can be challenging.”
Joanne Topp-Golden Dean, Sinoloa Middle School
“I feel like I am constantly on the run. Using BREATHE for just a few minutes a day makes me feel like I’ve been on vacation.”
Lisa Dietrich Realtor and Mom to 2 middle school kids
“BREATHE is a solid, evergreen relaxation technique that consistently teaches users to see, hear, and feel the present.”
Dean Ornish, MD Author, researcher, clinical professor of medicine, UCSF.
“BREATHE really helps take the edge off and has really helped me perform my best on tests.”
Theresa Siri College student, Business & Economics Major
“BREATHE is a much needed, powerful stress reduction exercise that will help heal many hearts.”
Ralph Brindis, MD, MACC President Emeritus, American College of Cardiology

The B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Library


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Hi, I am Dr. John Kennedy. As a board-certified cardiologist and author of three books highlighting how prevention is more powerful than cure, I have learned that stress in our lives is often overlooked and more harmful than we think.  

Working as an invasive cardiologist, I’ve seen countless examples of how stress can harm our delicate cardiovascular system and as a researcher uncovered a large volume of timely and relevant research to today’s stressful and fast-paced world which inspired me to create a powerful, timeless, easy-to-learn stress-management tool to combat stress and ultimately protect your heart. 

The B.R.E.A.T.H.E.(TM) Technique is a mindful visualization exercise that combines guided imagery, focused controlled breathing, and positive self-talk. BREATHE has been adapted to help users deal with some of life’s most stressful triggers including relationships, family, work, and holidays as well as special exercises for children and students. It is practiced in the form of short, guided videos, making the technique accessible in any environment. This technique has been studied, proven, and published and gives real-time positive results evidenced by a fall in heart rate.

While most guided meditations focus on breathwork, BREATHE incorporates breathing techniques combined with visualization and positive self-talk. Research has shown how the B.R.E.A.T.H.E.(TM) Technique helps elicit the relaxation response, opposite the stress response, and consistently and effectively lowers stress leading to a fall in heart rate and blood pressure.

Dr. Kennedy is a board-certified cardiologist, author, and has served as Medical Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness at Marina Del Rey Hospital, Kindred Health Systems in Los Angeles, and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Kaiser Permanente, in San Rafael, California. He has been on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and regularly speaks on their behalf. His lectures highlight “stress in the workplace” and have been received by audiences around the world.

Author of three books, The Heart Health Bible, The 15 Minute Heart Cure, and The Heart & Brain Play Jump Rope, his special interest is stress and how it adversely affects our delicate cardiovascular system. Dr. Kennedy has dedicated his research and medical practice to researching preventative heart health and founded the scientifically proven BREATHE Technique. 


Take Control of Your Stress and Heart Health with B.R.E.A.T.H.E.(TM) - The Easy-to-Learn Stress Management Tool Created by Board-Certified Cardiologist and Author, Dr. John Kennedy.

Stress regardless of cause, whether finances, relationship, family problems, difficult commute, or challenging workplace, can all trigger the stress response leading to a release of stress hormones that cause our heart to race, blood pressure to rise, and an increase in inflammation, which all wreak havoc on our health. It is essential to identify the stressful triggers in our lives and learn effective stress-relieving coping skills because heart disease starts early and may be causing damage without feeling symptoms. As a cardiologist, I have learned that heart disease starts early and has a long, asymptomatic lag-time, so learning effective stress relieving tools early can help protect your heart and optimize your health.

The stress response is triggered when exposed to a life-threatening situation leading to a release of stress hormones that cause our heart rate to increase, blood to rush to our large muscles, pupils to dilate, our palms sweat as we prepare to fight or flee which is great when faced with a hungry bear, though our frenzied, multitasking lifestyle can trigger the same stress response often and frequently for more mundane day-to-day stressors which over time can be extremely harmful to our health.

Yes, and you can master the same tools to reduce stress with BREATHE. The BREATHE technique is an accessible, easy to learn, powerful stress reduction exercise that combines special skills that surgeons and elite athletes use to perform flawlessly when under pressure. The technique has been studied and proven to help reduce stress even for the most stressed individuals.

Studies show that the most common stressful triggers include work stress, health issues, relationship stress, relocating, family stress, and holiday stress. The BREATHE library includes specific exercises aimed at combating stress caused by all of these common triggers.

The BREATHE Exercises combine special forms of visualization, breath work, and positive self-talk to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which reduces stress and causes your heart rate and blood pressure to fall.