Breathwork is a form of breathing meditation that I combine with therapy in sessions with clients. While not every client I see chooses to use breathwork, most do because they have seen the profound impacts of combining these two modalities.
These days, there are many different kinds of breathwork. The type of breathwork I practice (personally and with clients) is a three-part breath – one breath into the belly, a second breath into the chest, and then one breath out.
After experiencing the profound healing benefits of breathwork in my life, I decided to train as a teacher in 2018.
Breathwork helps get us in touch with our physical bodies and the emotions we store within them, allowing them to move up and out.
Often, breathwork helps liberate stuck trauma without getting stuck in the stories of where it came from – and can be a huge catalyst for healing for people who may have tried therapy for years and yet have not made the progress they desire.
Breathwork also has a powerful spiritual component where you feel a sense of expansion and connection to something greater than yourself. Clients often share that flashes of insight and intuitive wisdom come through frequently while doing breathwork.
For me, it is a significant part of my spiritual practice.
Breathwork + Therapy are a perfect fit.
I have found that the work is cut in half (if not faster) for my clients who combine therapy + breathwork.
Most of the people I work with choose this combination because they know how powerful it is, and it is a unique combination that I don't see many people offering.
Eventually, I would like to train other therapists to combine these two modalities, because I have seen such profound shifts.
One of the reasons that breathwork is so powerful is that it gets us out of our mind and shifts us into our hearts, bodies, and intuition. This way, it can get right to the heart of the matter, showing us the truth of what we need to pay attention to or what our primary focus needs to be.
Because our work together involves peeling back all the layers of what no longer serves you to get to the core of who you are, it's an essential tool for our sessions.
Trauma lives in our tissues, nervous systems, and energetic fields, not our minds. So we cannot fully heal through intellectualizing and remaining solely on the mental level, which is why therapy can only go so far.
Breathwork is one of my passions.
I have become a breathwork facilitator through David Elliott, a renowned teacher in Los Angeles who has trained thousands of practitioners. It is a special lineage, and I am grateful for him. I continue working with David 1:1 for healing and mentorship.