Susan Ginsberg, founder/owner Stop and Breathe


Providing a 1:1 Mindful EmPOWERment Sesssion


Susan Ginsberg in Sedona, Arizona

SUSAN GINSBERG, Founder of Stop and Breathe® 



In October of 2007, I founded Stop and Breathe®. A former yoga/meditation instructor and educator for many years, I began to see the benefits of the healing practice of healthy breathing and relaxation/visualization techniques, and wanted to share it with others outside of the yoga studio.


I reached out to my local hospital, in the Chicago area at the time, and began working with surgical patients before and after their surgery. When the hospital staff saw the huge benefits, they sent me over to the Kellogg Cancer Center to work with patients during their chemotherapy treatments. I can't tell you how gratifying it was to work with a patient with extreme anxiety over a procedure, diagnosis, or treatment, and bring them peace and comfort. I soon trained others to provide this as well and it is still going strong, despite my move to Arizona.


Shortly after providing the hospital & cancer center work, I branched out to provide this well-needed wellness service to corporations and organizations. I even provided a workshop for our own United States Marine Corps! These workshops provide healthy breathing, relaxation, and visualization skills to help manage daily stress and live a healthier, more peaceful life. I also teach insomnia-busting techniques, since so many are sleep deprived and struggle with healthy ways to fall asleep.


The greatest teachers in my life are the amazing clients that have faced various types of adversity-cancer, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic pain, loss of a loved one- and found the inner strength to persevere.  When one of my students who was battling breast cancer told me that not only were the teachings I provided instrumental in her fight, but helped her cope during chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries, I felt compelled to share these valuable tools to those in need of comfort and inner peace during turbulent and stressful moments.”


As a professional speaker/communicator, I provide “Relaxy Hour”,“Zenful Aging”, & Mindful EmPOWERment workshops to companies, organizations, residential communities, and individuals here in Arizona. These highly popular workshops are not only highly informative, but tremendously soothing, as well.

Recently, PHOENIX magazine selected me as one of the ‘Great 48’ influential professionals who are exemplary in their field and making a difference in their realm of business, an esteemed honor of professional recognition I was so humbled and proud of receiving. 

Whereas there are many different types of life coaches out there, I call myself a 'Life EmPOWERment Coach,' as I help people get to the root of what they are trying to achieve in their lives and manifest that change while practicing healthy breathing and relaxation strategies.


After providing thousands of private sessions and workshops throughout the years, I recently released the 'Deep Relaxation Series- Guided Breathing, Relaxations, and Visualizations' to share my life’s work and passion with others seeking a way to combat the devastating impact of stress and anxiety. These easy to follow and enjoyable to listen to downloads available on most music streaming sites, provide instruction on healthy breathing, guided relaxation, & visualization techniques which provide a healthy respite from day to day living and guide listeners down a path to overall wellness and healthy sleep.


There are a myriad of reasons why someone may experience stress- whether it be personal, occupational, or medical. Through providing Stop and Breathe workshops, private sessions, and my Deep Relaxation Series, I am committed to sharing these valuable tools with individuals and companies to learn a more healthful way to combat this stress and find inner peace and wellness.




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