The BioDynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release System (BBTRS) supports the integration of the physical and metaphysical selves to develop enhanced body awareness, self-awareness, and spiritual connection. The growth of mental clarity and full integration of our entire emotional experience supports a greater sense of wellbeing and fulfilment. This is all achieved through conscious, connected breathing.
The breathing techniques utilised in BBTRS, such as open mouthed breathing, altering the pace and depth of the breath alongside the use of conscious movement unlock access to the parasympathetic nervous system to gently release emotions in a meditative state.
The beauty of releasing trauma through breathwork is that you don't need to ruminate or identify specific traumatic events throughout your life to release them; BBTRS practice is about releasing the energy of trauma stored in the body rather than by exploring the story of the trauma, without the need to relive those experiences.
We don't always need to go into the story of the pain to process and relieve it. The origin of the stress, tension and trauma is not the focus, but instead is the and subsequential release of it. Lightening the load of emotional tension carried upon your shoulders each day.
Through the process of breathing the mind-body connection strengthens. A mindful practice you learn to embrace your whole self without judgement; the good, the bad and the ugly are all given an equal stage upon which to express themselves fully. Intuitive healing occurs naturally as a result; by unlocking body stored emotions and trauma, and by learning to allow them to be in their complete form you begin to live life with intention, fully conscious and free from subconsciously locking up your heart in case of pain. By working from the inside out, breath work can support and facilitate a more complete form of holistic wellness, increased resilience and the ability to live life fully in the moment with gratitude, appreciation.
The role of the therapist is to integrate the deep, connected open-mouthed breathing with holding of a safe space, support via therapeutic touch, and facilitating conscious movement for gentle emotional release, meditation and healing. Biodynamic breathwork assists, supports and empowers you to release the traumas you've ignored, to release the stress you've stored, to face any anxieties, shame, and fear through the power of the breath.
BBTRS is a new approach to trauma release, approaching breathing from a trauma informed perspective, space can be created and held by the therapist to allow the full bodily trauma processing. Trauma release via breathwork allows for unconscious trauma to be released through consciousness without the need to have a conscious awareness of the source, the story or the cause of the pain. In BioDynamic Breathwork for Trauma Release, you allow your body and mind to reconnect, completing the energy cycle of the emotion. An equilibrium can then be re-established in your core self, body and mind to progress towards a fully interconnected embodied experience of life.
In doing so, the gates are opened to experiencing the full width and breadth of emotions, and a safe space is created to sit with difficult emotions to allow them. In doing so, processing deep difficult emotions helps the healing journey in moving away from unwanted harmful coping mechanisms such as addictions, self-destruction, and avoidance. Long held trauma can be released from the body creating a sense of ease and weightlessness in the mind.
It is important to bear in mind that BBTRS is not a replacement for trauma-based therapy as when engaging with the breathwork you do not go into the origin story of the trauma, but instead hold space to allow the emotional and physical release of trauma from the body. BBTRS can be used effectively in conjunction with talking therapy and can help speed up the healing process as you are coming from an embodied and cognitive perspective together.
The 6 components of BBTRS are: Breath, sound, movement, meditation, emotions, sound and touch.
Deep connected breathing is the foundation of BBTRS, by following specific breathing patterns the body becomes more oxygenated and stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and releases physical and emotional tension that has been held in the body subconsciously. A different breathing technique is also utilised to activate the parasympathetic nervous system to promote relaxation and recovery after the release of stored emotions and trauma from the body.
Breathing is supplemented with specific movement patterns that are fluid, slow and intentional to support access to areas of the body holding tension, the movements acting as a vehicle for release in a safe and supportive environment. The meditative element hones the focus into the here and now, by being present with the full body and mind experience, the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system can help initiate a state of deep relaxation and acceptance of the tension in the body and mind. By practicing meditative techniques, an ancient inner wisdom can be harnessed from deep within, to increase resilience, acceptance, and the passage of emotional tension to encourage a state of deep relaxation that helps regulate the bodily functions.
Emotions come up throughout the process of BBTRS and are a key component of BBTRS. The release of emotions and acceptance as they come, in a safe and supportive environment, enables the participant to safely release trauma, emotions and historical tension that has been stored in the body. Often, we fear intense emotions, but the facing and releasing of intense emotions is all a part of the healing process. In releasing the emotions, historical tension and trauma that is stored in the body is released, which will lead to the reduced prolonged activation of the sympathetic nervous system during states of relaxation, to promote the full benefits of the parasympathetic nervous system in maintaining a state of 'rest and digest' - enabling full healthy function of the body's systems by releasing tension. The result is a greater sense of well-being, and emotional resilience as the resting baseline is reduced to a more relaxed state in the long term.
Sound is another powerful tool for releasing emotions and tension held in the body. By utilising specific sounds via toning and chanting, can help individuals to release emotional blocks and promote deep relaxation. The sounds used in BBTRS are chosen because they stimulate the vagus nerve, a key component of the parasympathetic nervous system to promote relaxation and a sense of well being.
Touch is facilitated by the instructor and can help support individuals to feel safe, supported and connected during the process of BBTRS. By consensual and purposeful methods of touch can support the processing of held emotions, tension and trauma in the body to be released during a BBTRS session. Touch enables a higher connection to form between the individual and practitioner to support the development of trust, safety and conscious support during the release of held trauma, tension and emotions.
All 6 of the components of BBTRS work together symbiotically to released physical and emotional tension, promote relaxation and to facilitate a greater state of healing in the body and mind. Together they all work to activate the parasympathetic nervous system to imrpove the balance of the autonomic nervous system to promote overall health and well being.
BBTRS is suitable for anyone who feels they would benefit from undertaking a journey to release their subconscious of the constraints imposed by trauma. BBTRS can also be helpful for people who feel they do not have trauma stored in their bodies but who want to develop a deeper holistic connection between their mind and body through the power of breath.
Most people can undertake biodynamic breathwork exercises and breathing techniques. The therapist can hold a safe space for you to release, experience and process emotions that are locked within the body or subconscious mind. In doing so, you may feel uplifted, more able to cope and a closer relationship with yourself in a sense of wholeness.
' Who cannot take part: Those with the following conditions cannot take part in BBTRS:
I offer an online option of receiving a breathwork session via zoom for anyone who is unable to travel to me or prefers the safely and comfort of their own space.
The journey itself is almost identical to the in-person session except I will guide in self touch. You will be just as supported as you would be in an in-person session
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