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Dr. Belisa Vranich is a renowned clinical psychologist, public speaker, and the author of Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve your Mental and Physical Health (St. Martin’s Press/Hay House). Belisa is also the Director of Breathing Science at The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine in New York City.

As founder of The Breathing Class™, Dr. Belisa has taught and lectured nationwide on topics related to dysfunctional breathing patterns and stress. Unique in its straightforward approach, The Breathing Class™ addresses both physical and psychological problems related to oxygenation that is out of balance, and teaching people to breathe in an anatomically congruous way that maximizes balanced inhales and exhales.

Dr. Belisa has taught workshops that cater to a wide audience, from the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY, to staff and clinicians at the San Diego Marine Base. She regularly works with corporations and hospitals throughout the U.S., including: The Young Presidents Organization; Jump Trading; Flotek, Inc.; UCLA; Sony Music; Coty Inc.; Soho House, New York City; and the U.S. Department of Justice

The Breathing Class™ has been reviewed by a wide variety of publications including O The Oprah MagazineThe Wall Street JournalDetails MagazineW Magazine, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health and Fitness, The New York Observer, Jiu Jitsu Magazine, and Du Jour Magazine.

Dr. Belisa was previously the Health and Sex Editor at Men’s Fitness Magazine, a relationship expert for Men’s Health, and an advice columnist for the New York Daily News, Foxnews.com, and Spin Magazine. Dr. Belisa has been interviewed as an expert in numerous publications, including The Los Angeles TimesThe Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Spin, AARP, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, and Parenting. Dr. Belisa has also served as an advisor for the Fitness Institute for Gold’s Gym and Shape magazine.

She is a regular guest on national television including CNN, Fox News, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and VH1, and has been interviewed by Anderson Cooper, Soledad O’Brien, Joy Behar, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Juju Chang, Bill O’Reilly, Nancy Grace, and Alisyn Camerota. Dr. Oz has recognized her as one of the top US doctors in her field. She recently appeared as an expert guest on Cesar Millan’s new show, Cesar 911.

After fifteen years of experience in private practice Dr. Belisa is recognized as a leading expert in topics that range from health and fitness, stress reduction, nutrition, relationships, to trauma and addiction. Previously, she was the Director of Public Education at the Mental Health Association of NYC; she cotaught Personality Assessment and Projective Techniques at New York University, she was a consultant at the National Mental Health Association in Washington, DC; director of an outpatient clinic at Jacobi Hospital Center, Bronx, NY; a school psychologist in the South Bronx; and part of the Brooklyn Aids Task Force supporting parolees and their families. A public speaker in the areas of health and mental health, Dr. Belisa has a decade of experience in developing educational campaigns, presenting, and lecturing nationwide.

An outspoken advocate for women’s health issues and veterans’ rights, Dr. Belisa also volunteers with several animal rescue organizations in New York City and Los Angeles. She is an advisory board member of Philosophy’s Hope and Grace Mental Health Campaign.

Dr. Belisa received her doctorate degree in Psychology from New York University and completed an internship at Bellevue Hospital with specialization in neuropsychology, psychiatric consultation and liaison, and bilingual treatment.

She is a current member of Global Breathwork Practitioners.

Read more about Dr. Belisa on Wikipedia.