The primary principle of modern breathwork, is to find energy and healing from within through the use of controlled breathing techniques rather than the use of synthetic drugs or medications. Sometimes breathwork is used as a stand alone session and at other times it can complement a coaching session. The breathwork method I work with most often is simple, powerful and often transformational. The circular breathing rhythm that comes from the holotropic family is coupled with resonant sound and music that will transport you out of the distractions in your head and into a kind of active meditation, leaving you relaxed and empowered.
Every experience is unique and each time you can be sure to receive what your body needs. Controlled breathing teaches our sympathetic nervous system in the brain to switch off its “fight or flight” response and instead activate the “rest and digest” parasympathetic nervous system, allowing us to be less reactive and better able to cope with daily life. All forms of breathwork share one thing in common…they control the breath in order to bring transformation.
Every session is conducted in a safe and calm environment where together we can figure out the intention or focus that is particular to you at that exact moment in your life. This intention or reason for trying breathwork could be different every time or it might be informed by an ongoing challenge you are facing.
I will guide you through a set of visual images, encourage you to notice sensations and recall memories and then “let you go” …as your attention is initially forced to focus on breathing, all other stresses and anxiety begin to melt away.
Images or clarification may appear to you, occasionally inducing feelings of contentedness or sensations of deep emotion.