Breathwork is a form of holistic therapy that focuses on conscious control of breathing for the purpose of improving physical, emotional, and mental health. Breathwork is based on the concept that breathing is a powerful tool for healing and transformation. It is said to help reduce stress, improve mental clarity, and enhance emotional well-being. Breathwork has been used for thousands of years, across cultures and traditions as a way for individuals to connect with their breath and their bodies, and to cultivate a sense of inner peace and wellbeing.
Breathwork can take many forms - from simple breathing exercises to meditation techniques, visualization, and physical movements.Breathwork has been shown to have a wide range of potential benefits for both physical and mental health. Some of the most common benefits of breathwork include: Reduced Stress and Anxiety. By focusing on the breath, individuals can slow down racing thoughts and create a sense of calm and relaxation in their bodies. Conscious breathing can help reduce levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone that makes us feel anxious or overwhelmed. Bringing the self back into your Window of Tolerance and out of fight or flight.
Breathwork can also improve mental clarity and focus. By taking deep, deliberate breaths, individuals can increase the flow of oxygen to the brain, which can help improve cognitive function and performance. Breathwork can also help enhance emotional well-being. By focusing on the breath and bringing awareness to the present moment, individuals can become more mindful of their emotions and sensations. This can help them process and release emotional blocks, which can lead to a greater sense of mental and emotional balance.
Breathwork has also been shown to improve immune function. By taking deep breaths, individuals can increase the amount of oxygen that is circulating in the body. This can help enhance circulation and boost the immune system, which can help fight off illnesses and disease. Lastly, breathwork can help increase physical energy. By taking deep, deliberate breaths, individuals can increase their lung capacity and oxygen intake, which can help boost physical endurance and performance.
There are several different types of breathwork, each with its own unique techniques and philosophies. While breathwork has been practiced for thousands of years, modern science is just beginning to uncover the science behind its benefits. Researchers have found that conscious breathing can have a powerful impact on the body's physiological and psychological systems.
For example, a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that individuals who practiced Breathwork had lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and higher levels of immune-boosting cytokines than individuals who did not practice pranayama. Another study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that Holotropic breathwork was effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in individuals with a history of trauma.
Studies have also found that breathwork can help improve heart health. A study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension found that regular deep breathing sessions helped reduce blood pressure in individuals with hypertension. Another study published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention found that a six-week program of diaphragmatic breathing improved exercise capacity and oxygen uptake in individuals with heart failure.
Breathwork can be practiced anywhere and at any time. With the guidance of a Breathwork Coach and working together the Breathwork practitioner can design and tailor make a program to support your nervous system, mental wellbeing, support other therapies and also work alongside medical interventions.
Breathwork is a powerful tool for promoting physical, emotional, and mental health. Through conscious breathing, you can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mental clarity, and enhance emotional well-being. There are many different forms of breathwork, each with its own unique techniques and philosophies. Breathwork can have a profound impact on your overall health and wellbeing.
Phiona also runs regular Breath workshops throughout the year, held on zoom, these two hour connections can be accessed worldwide, in small groups to allow space and connection to the self and the breath within. Each workshop is carefully designed with the breath in mind for specific conditions such as stress, anxiety, trauma and to introduce you to the benefits of how breathwork can bring about calm and balance in everyday life. For details of dates follow the link to the Mindful Moments Therapies shop, when booking 3 or more breath workshops you are gifted £10 of each workshop
You will need to book an Initial assesment of 90 minutes before further sessions can be booked.
Mindful Moments initial assessment lasts for 90 minutes and is a detailed assessment of your individual circumstances, emotional issues. An initial assessment must be booked prior to sessions.
Block session can only be booked after your initial assessment.
A block of four sessions of 60 minutes per session over a duration of four weeks.
Breathwork workshops are a wonderful way to introduce yourself to the practice and healing that the breath can bring. Two hour workshops are run throughout the year, with some in person and others online to enable everyone access to be able to participate
The next breathwork workshop is online 23rd June 2023 at 7pm UK BST to book see details below.
Join me for a two hour breathwork workshop online Friday 23rd June 7-9pm UK BST
This workshop will help guide and connect you to your natural breath, bringing awareness and understanding to your window of tolerance and how breathwork can support healing, mindfulness and calm. The beautiful practice of breathwork truly embodies the being and mind and supports somatic healing.
Places are limited and a contraindication form will be sent prior to the workshop.
If personal issues arise during the workshop, there is the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with Phiona to continue your breathwork journey.
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