Sleep & Stress

Building Stress Resilience and Becoming Antifragile with Dr. Mickra Hamilton

Boomer Anderson
October 10, 2018
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Breathing is something most of us every day. It's rare to think of breath structure. But if you could structure your breath to increase performance, would you? Dr. Mickra Hamilton brings her psychoacoustics expertise to talk about performance breathing.

[Babies] are barely breathing. They are barely moving air. They are in their belly. It's diaphragmatic. It's smooth. It's amazing. And then we hit puberty and we get all stressed and we start breathing in our chests.

About Dr. Mickra Hamilton

Dr. Mickra Hamilton is Co-Founder and CEO of Apeiron Center for Human Potential/Apeiron Academy, and a Colonel and Human Performance Subject Matter Expert in the United States Air Force Reserves. She is a “Human Systems Designer,” and creative disruptor in the field of Epigenetic Human Performance Coaching creating a new paradigm for what is possible for human flourishing. Dr. Hamilton skillfully works with a systems-based precision approach to optimize the performance and potential of the human system by leveraging genomic and epigenetic lifestyle strategies along with leading-edge research and technologies. This personalized, evidence-based approach addresses the physiological, emotional, mental, and energetic aspects of the “human system” to enhance the human experience, both in how we interact with our internal and external environment and how this impacts the collective environment. Dr. Hamilton's speaks internationally on the focus areas of the epigenetics of the human environment, conscious leadership, peak psychophysiological performance, and stress optimization.

Additionally, Dr. Hamilton leverages twenty-eight years of experience in the field of psychoacoustics for research and development activities in Apeiron’s R & D Division. Current development focuses on 3-D soundscape/naturescape virtual reality programming and breath/heart/brain entrainment to restore systems equilibrium and create beneficial shifts in states of consciousness. Apeiron’s acoustic research aims to create advanced technology that works with the “human system” to restore resonance and propel the advancement of human evolution.

Highlights from This Episode

  • Why 60 to 90% of the population is not breathing properly [6:00]
  • The significance of breathing 6 to 9 times per minute [12:31]
  • The HeartMath Institute and training coherence [16:43]
  • What is Capnography? [21:40]
  • Hyper vs. Hypocapnia [22:06]
  • Simple actions you can take to start breath training today [34:48]
  • The importance of awareness for optimal breathing [39:48]
  • Using breathwork to improve your "Fran" time [42:36]
  • Dr. Hamilton's answer to the final 5 questions [43:53]

Key Resources Mentioned

The Final Questions with Dr. Mickra Hamilton

What is health to you?

  • Human Flourishing

How Dr. Mickra Hamilton Improves Focus

  • Do the work to achieve an optimized, even enhanced, level of health
  • Breathing
  • Dialing into a state of pure awareness

The health topic Dr. Hamilton wishes others would look in to?

  • Environmental Optimization
  • Air and Water Filters

Favorite Book on High Performance

Episode Transcript

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