Breathwork therapy as a tool for psychological enquiry and emotional release has been developing since the 1960s. Early events create subconscious beliefs that are reflected in and maintained by our breath. For example, a shallow breathing pattern may reflect a core belief that “the world is not safe enough place for me to breathe fully or be heard”. Engaging our whole breath can offer a direct line of enquiry into our bodies: allowing us to both see ‘what is and the potential to heal. Trauma-Sensitive Breathwork is an approach that prioritises nervous system regulation. Trauma specific tools such as pendulation and titration, allow your breath to gradually unfurl and deepen, when all parts of you feel safe enough to do so.
Rose C Jiggens