How we breathe is often linked to our emotional state and controlling it can have a profound effect on how we cope with the challenges we face in life. The art of controlling our breathing is called breathwork.
Anyone who struggles with anxiety, trauma or acute stress will probably be aware of how these conditions can interrupt and change ‘normal’ breathing patterns, triggering a sensation of loss of emotional control.
By working with our amazing breathwork practitioner in London you can learn not only how to manage your emotional responses to stress and anxiety triggers through breathing, but also how to use those same breathing techniques to take control of your emotional and physical health.
WHAT IS BREATHWORK?
The essence of Breathwork is to connect the breather with the inner self and the unconscious, and to access expanded states of consciousness.
The breather is taken from the resting beta brainwave into the alpha or theta (dream state) – essentially allowing the breather to explore their subconscious while remaining awake. To be in a dreamlike state while remaining conscious can be an immense, beautiful, and deeply effecting experience.
At Zoe Clews and Associates, we know through the wide range of work we do that the mind lies to us all the time, giving us conflicting information that breeds confusion, panic, and doubt.
But the body always knows what is missing from our lives – so, if you’re working in a job that isn’t suiting you, or you’re stuck in a relationship that isn’t bringing you joy, the body will pick up that disconnection from our sense of self and from our desires.
Breathwork helps to reconnect your body and mind, allowing you to move forward and realise your true potential, minimising the risk of poor mental and physical health.
By opening up new neural pathways that allow deeper emotional understanding, one breathwork session can bring a moment of absolute clarity that helps you to grasp the wisdom that has been within you all along.
WHO IS BREATHWORK FOR?
Breathwork is a wonderful technique that will benefit anyone suffering with:
- Psychosomatic symptoms (such as IBS)
- Negative thoughts
- Addiction issues
HOW DOES A BREATHWORK SESSION WORK?
After an initial consultation with our breathwork practitioner at the Zoe Clews & Associates clinic in London, you’ll embark on an hour long breathwork journey set to music. Utilising a unique breathing technique, oxygen levels in the blood rise, transporting the breather into the dreams state.
This often results in intense emotional and physical release. Breathers can also experience great clarity, visions, and new creative ideas.
Crucial to the empowering nature of Breathwork is its essential holistic nature. It treats emotional stress as being in the mind and the body, reinforcing current thinking that trauma lives in the body as well as in the mind.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BREATHWORK?
In addition to the benefits listed above relating to how it can help people to deal with tangible emotional issues such as anxiety, trauma, and depression, Breathwork is also and amazing and empowering treatment that can help to build or renew:
- Self Esteem
- Mind/Body Connection
If you’d like to book a session with Johnny, please use our online booking portal. For more information about our Breathwork sessions and to find out how they can help you to find peace, confidence, and purpose, please get in touch for a confidential and informal chat.