Shamanic breathwork

I work deeply with the breath in every single session I offer – it is my own anchor during a session and it deepens the experience for my clients.

I now offer breathwork sessions as a stand alone therapy – these sessions include touch, but the focus is slightly different to my bodywork sessions.

We work with conscious connected breath and use this as a tool to integrate past traumas, to catalyse spiritual or shamanic journeys, to connect with spirit and to bring you more fully into the present.

What happens in a breathwork session?

We will spend some time at the start of the session discussing any issues you want to address and where you are in your life right now and what you want to get from a session.

We will then spend an hour in conscious, connected breath during which time I will be guiding you and supporting you with my voice and with touch – I also use recorded music for support. At the end of the session we will spend some time in integration, discussing aftercare and I will make some suggestions for you in between sessions.

The sessions are held in sacred space which is created through intention, prayer and other specific tools which are there to support you through this journey.

Clients are usually clothed during a session.

What will I feel during a session?

I ask clients to come to a session without expectation and allow themselves to experience whatever is there to be felt. Breathwork can bring up emotional release of both positive and negative emotions. Sometimes, it can be a gentle, peaceful experience, other times it can be a less comfortable experience as we move through and release past traumas. Sometimes clients experience visions, connection with the divine, spiritual journeys – a deeper connection with yourself and a deeper connection with presence are always a result of the sessions. I will always ensure that you feel safe and held during the sessions.

Are there contraindications to breathwork?

If you have experienced any of the following conditions, you can attend a session and I will offer a modified breathing practice for the session:

  • PTSD
  • Epilepsy
  • Bi-spolar/ schizophrenia/ psychosis
  • COPD
  • High or low blood pressure that is not controlled
  • Heart Conditions
  • Recent surgery
  • Glaucoma

Can I receive a breathwork session if I am pregnant?

Usually, the conscious connected breath that I teach is done through an open mouth. If you are in the first trimester of pregnancy or have a delicate pregnancy, I offer a modified breathing practice that is safe for these times.