National Postdoc Conference - wellbeing oasis - brought to you by The Academy at the University of Liverpool

AW2 - 7/11 Breathing

There are many benefits to breathing than simply keeping us alive. Come and experience a proven breathing technique that changes the brain chemistry in a few minutes and instil a sense of calm.

About the session

Gain a technique to practice that can help you stayed focussed, relaxed and think more clearly and learn how to use the breath to reduce anxiety and stress.

This session took place on 24 September 2021. The top tips for this event are available at the bottom of this page.

Who is it for?

  • Early Career Researchers (including Postdocs)
  • Mid-Career Researchers
  • Managers of Researchers
  • Research-related Professional Services Staff (including research support administrators, researcher developers and career development professionals)
  • Others eg: stakeholders from industry, funding agencies, policy influencers, editors etc. 

Get to know your facilitator

Denise Chilton

Denise Chilton, Leadership Development Coach and Facilitator

Denise Chilton is a leadership development coach and facilitator. She has been supporting researchers and the academic community at the University of Liverpool for over 10 years so knows only too well the many challenges researchers can face.

Since 2015 she has been providing group coaching programmes for Post-docs and Early Career Academics helping them to feel more confident, better manage their time, be more productive and develop their interpersonal skills.

In 2017 she won the Northern Power Woman Mentor of the Year Award for her work supporting women in STEM. She has worked closely with the LivWise network across the Faculties delivering initiatives that have supported the Athena Swan Charter.


All NPDC21 listed resources including presenter slides and top tips are freely available. Please ensure you acknowledge the author and/or source when using them.

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