Especially relevant in the time of Covid-19, BBMi is a holistic and heuristic approach to living with chronic breathlessness. Utilising practical techniques from the traditions of yoga and mindfulness, underpinned by psychodynamic and neurobiological theoretical frameworks, BBMi aims to support people to rediscover a relationship with their breath and body that feels safe. I will share the process of co-developing BBMi with patients in a palliative setting, and we’ll also explore our own breathing in order to better understand the physical, psychological, relational and existential/spiritual resonance of loss-of-breath. An embodied understanding of “total breathlessness” is commonly missing in the clinical encounter leading to mutual frustrations and lost opportunities for therapeutic connection. The aim of my talk is to give delegates the opportunity for a new way of thinking about breath (their own, their patients’) and some practical tips to use in clinical practice.