Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body - Thich Nhat Hanh
What is Breathwork?
Breathwork is a powerful healing modality. Similar to meditation, breathwork will assist you to drop into a deeper state of consciousness. There are many benefits to meditating, however it can be uncomfortable for some people, especially when lots of thoughts flood the mind. Breathwork helps you to bypass the mind and ego to deeply center yourself with a sense of calm and awareness.
It is hard to control the mind, but we can control our breath. The breath is directly connected to the mind and body.
Benefits of Breathwork
- Calming the mind and body
- Greater feelings of self-love
- Helps with anxiety and depression
- Breaking free from the ego mind
- Heightened awareness
- Lowers chronic inflammation
- Release stagnant energy that has unconsciously been residing in the body
- Increase space for life force to run through you
- It is safe to practice multiple times a day
We breath 20,000 times a day. We can be without food for 40 days, without water for 3 days but without breathing for only about 10 minutes. Our breath is so important to us being alive. When we are not breathing properly, we are not getting enough oxygen, this creates an acid environment where illness can grow.
By breathing properly, we can influence our digestive system and strengthen the entire immune system.
What can you expect during a Breathwork session?
There are many different types of breathwork. Each has a different purpose and effect on the body.
Depending on the type of breathwork you choose, you will either sit up or lay down. Working as a team I will be with you the entire time to offer a safe, supportive container to support you through whatever comes up for you.
These are the different types of breathwork that we can work on together in a Holistic Counselling session:
Conscious Connected Breathing
Conscious Connected Breathing is a transformational breathing technique that brings the unconscious to the conscious. It is a powerful way to release stagnant, uncomfortable, even traumatic energy that is stored within the body. Conscious connected breathing is the doorway to the body and the unconscious mind.
Resonant Frequency Breathing
Resonant Frequency Breathing helps you to connect with the parasympathetic nervous system to calm the mind and body. A resonate frequency is the rate at which something vibrates. The frequency is the rate of the vibration. Resonance is the two systems with the same vibration encountering each other.
Using this breathing method, your nervous system will become balanced, a healing response is activated within the body. The Vagus Nerve connects the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) to the organs in your body. During resonate frequency breathing, the Vagus Nerve is stimulated to create a deep relaxation and restoration to release your stress and feel at peace.
Pranayama works with awareness that is beyond the physical. There are different types of pranayama. Some detox, some slow everything in your mind and body down, refining the breath to make it calm and effortless.
Prana = Life force energy
Yama = To control
Ayana = To expend, extend, to draw out
Steps of Pranayama practice:
Become aware of the breath
Learn to control your breath to start cleansing and strengthening the mind and body
Expand and extend the breath
Let go of the effort to breath, breath gently without force
Book A Session:
Send me an email if you would like to book breathwork counselling session.
These services will combine EFT with breathwork or reiki, to help move any stagnant or undesirable energy out of your body so that you can feel love, bliss, joy, and feelings of peace.