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Why Somatic Breathwork?


As a therapist, I have seen a lot of healing and shifts that can happen relationally, from a more mind-based approach like psychotherapy. I've worked in treatment centers, hospitals and occupational health and therapy was an essential part of healing trauma, behavior change, and becoming a more functioning person. 

However, in the last years of implementing traditional psychotherapy, I started noticing limitations when speaking alone did not help. When the nervous system kept my clients in trauma responses (fight/flight/freeze) and disconnected them from their body and their soul. 
Our bodies are powerful organisms and this is why we can't just think OR talk our way out of trauma responses, whilst developing  plenty of distractions to not feel. 

Somatic Breathwork™ creates and opportunity for re-connection. It allows for repressed emotions to resurface so that healing can take place, nervous system to be regulated, reconnecting back to our heart, nature and the relationships around us.


Who is Somatic Breathwork for?

Releasing of trauma,
stress or anxiety.

 
Stress Management.
You are looking to release supressed emotions, trauma, anxiety or stress.
Nervous System Regulation.
You desire to clear out
mental/ emotional
blockages.
Seeking their own
personal transformation.
You want to move through whatever is holding you back from creating the life you truly want.
Clarity within Life.
Releasing of trauma,
stress or anxiety.

 
You want to connect to a higher version of yourself.
You desire a safe container to express the emotions that have laid dormant within your nervous system.
 

How does it work? 

Sessions can be booked: 1:1 in person & via Zoom, In person Group sessions or via Zoom.

Contact me to find out more about Somatic Breathwork or see what set up works best for You. 

 

Q&A:

Why is breathwork so powerful?

Breathwork supports so many of the challenges everyone experiences. It reduces stress, creates feelings of openness, love, peace, gratitude, clarity, communication, and connection. Breathwork also helps release trauma or mental, physical, and emotional blocks, as well as anxiety, depression, fear, grief, and anger.

 

 

Is breathwork just hyperventilating?

The intended breathing pattern is designed to be even so that the participant avoids hyperventilating. However, some attribute the physical feelings of the experience to a person's carbon dioxide (CO2)-oxygen (O2) balance getting out of whack, which is what happens with hyperventilation.

 

 

Does breathwork release trauma?

Conscious breathing and breathwork can help process and release the experiences of trauma. Just as breathwork has many positive effects on alleviating anxiety and managing stress, trauma for breathwork can help heal, release, and restore aspects of ourselves that are impacted by traumatic events.

 

 

Can breathwork heal the body?

What are the top health benefits of breathwork? Breathwork helps put the brakes on an acute stress response and diverts the health problems associated with chronic stress. By eliciting the body's relaxation response, deep abdominal breathing helps reduce blood pressure.

What happens after breathwork?

After 20 to 30 minutes of breathwork, you emerge from the depths of your inner mind and shift your focus back to the environment. You feel clarity, lightness, and energized, having sent oxygen through the blood to the body's vital organs.

 

 

How often should you do breathwork?

That is up to you and what your intentions are. If you are wanting to create real change, a minimum of 6 sessions is recommended, with a session every 2 weeks to keep a momentum going.

 

 

Is breathwork a somatic practice?

That's where Somatic Breathwork comes in. It utilizes a two-part pranayama (breathing practice) to bring the nervous system into an altered state of consciousness. From this state, frozen or stuck energies and emotions thaw and come into play.

 

How is breathwork different from meditation?

Meditation is about increasing your awareness of how you operate. It asks you to observe your breath without manipulating it, whereas breathwork is a form of active meditation which uses breathing practices to try and alter your mood or mindstate.

 

Which is better breathwork or meditation?

While meditation has been shown to help with pain tolerance, breathwork also offers many benefits that aid in our overall physical well-being. The biggest benefits center on our respiratory and circulatory systems, with the most popular benefits being stronger lungs and lower blood pressure.

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