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2023 Independent Book Publishers Awards
Breath Is Life Book Wins Awards
Health & Fitness
Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Nonfiction
May 5, 2023
Laurie Ellis-Young and George T. Ellis, PsyD, receive Silver Awards in two categories for their book, Breath Is Life, at the 35th Annual 2023 Independent Book Publishers Association conference in San Diego, CA, on May 5th.
International Healing Conference
Laurie Ellis-Young and Dr. George speak at Healing Beyond Borders
October 16, 2022
Laurie Ellis-Young and her husband, George T. Ellis, PsyD, gave a keynote presentation at the 26th Annual Healing Beyond Borders international conference.
Professional Development Training in Cyprus
Dr. George and Laurie Ellis-Young support Ukrainian psychologists
September 14-19, 2022
Dr. George T. Ellis PsyD and Laurie Ellis-Young provided in-person training for exiled Ukrainian psychologists suffering from the stresses of war.
After attending the Cyprus training with Laurie and Dr. George T. Ellis, Natalia wrote: “I am very grateful to my American colleagues for such a unique training that is so desperately needed for Ukrainian professionals right now. The deep dive into neuropsychology with Dr. Ellis and learning stress-reducing breathing techniques from the inspirational breath pioneer Laurie Ellis-Young was beyond my expectations.”
KARE 11 TV Saturday Morning Show
KARE 11 News Anchor, Karla Hult Interviews Laurie Ellis-Young
July 30, 2022
KARE 11 News anchor Karla Hult interviews Laurie Ellis-Young about her book: Breath is Life. Laurie
shares images of her early years of trekking and leading groups in the Himalayans and Andes where she learned much about breath. She also talks about the many benefits of optimal breathing and demonstrates the sleep breath. Laurie shares that she and her husband, George T. Ellis, PsyD, work with Ukrainian mental health professionals in exile. Laurie also talks about BreathLogic's partnership with Girls Taking Action.
Star Tribune Article
BreathLogic Makes Front Page of Variety Section
July 24, 2022
Jasmine Snow, a reporting intern at the Star Tribune, writes about her experience attending BreathLogic’s “Breath to the Rescue” workshop at The Marsh in Minnetonka on June 23rd, 2022.
She also includes interview comments from Mary-Jo Kreitzer PhD, RN, FAAN (founder and director of the Earl F. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing at the U of MN) who highlights the benefits of a breathing practice— "studies show that controlled breathing can help provide pain relief, alter mood and reduce anxiety and other mental health conditions."
Optimal Breathing for Caregivers
AlzheimersSpeaks Interview with Laurie Ellis-Young and George T. Ellis, PsyD
July 13, 2022
Lori La Bey, host of AlzheimersSpeaks, interviews Laurie Ellis-Young and George T. Ellis, PsyD about their book, Breath Is Life and the impact of optimal breathing for caregivers.
BreathLogic Supports Ukraine Refugees
KSTP Interviews Laurie Ellis-Young and Dr. George T. Ellis
May 23, 2022
KSTP interviews Laurie Ellis-Young and Dr. George T. Ellis about their life in Ukraine, their efforts to help teach breathing techniques to those suffering from trauma and the support they and BreathLogic are providing for Ukraine refugees.
World Breathing Day
New World Women Interview
April 11, 2022
Dawn Morningstar, Co-Founder of New World Women interviews Laurie Ellis-Young, author of Breath Is Life-Taking IN and Letting GO . . . How to Live Well, Love Well, BE Well and her husband George T. Elllis, PsyD, on World Breathing Day.
Laurie and Dr. George share their experiences teaching trauma coping skills and breath work in Ukraine.
EDEN PRAIRIE ROTARY CLUB MEETING
Working in Ukraine with the Peace Monitors
March 15, 2022
Laurie Ellis-Young, author of Breath Is Life-Taking IN and Letting GO . . . How to Live Well, Love Well, BE Well and her husband George T. Elllis, PsyD, who was evacuated days before the Russian invasion, talk about his experience working in Ukraine.
UKRAINE Special Conversation with Dr. George T. Ellis of OSCE
March 6, 2022
OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) asked Dr. George to return to Kiev to train their medical professionals in Post Incident Procedures to help alleviate chronic post trauma February.
Mindfulness and breath practices found in their new book “Breath Is Life” were included in the training.
George was evacuated on February 15th.
As Russia invades Ukraine
Laurie & George ask for prayers of peace
"I am feeling so helpless right now watching the Russian aggression against Ukraine. George and I lived there for just over four years and witnessed the amazing strength and pride of Ukrainian people. I post these photos to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people who desire freedom, and all people around the world who support them with whatever actions and prayers possible." Laurie Ellis-Young