When was the last time you fully breathed?

“At a time of great uncertainty, volatility, and complexity conscious breathing is a powerful medicine and inner resource that is not just an anchor but a means to recalibrate a system that is open hearted, resilient, and in alignment with our natural state”

– Dr Ela Manga

Find out more information about what Conscious Connected Breathwork is here.

I am a professionally trained and fully insured practitioner in trauma-informed, ethical, and conscious connected breathwork.

Engaging in breathwork practices, such as Conscious Connected Breathing, can offer profound benefits for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. These practices facilitate deep introspection, emotional release, and inner transformation, often helping us to get to the root of what is happening. Breathwork techniques, like conscious connected breathing, activate the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels. By focusing on the breath, individuals can calm the mind, release tension, and cultivate a sense of inner peace and tranquillity.

Breathwork can provide a insightful space and container for individuals to explore and process their emotions. Through deep breathing, suppressed experiences, emotions and unresolved traumas may come to the surface, allowing for release and healing. Sometimes there can be an emotional catharsis however, many people find using the breath as an anchor dulls the emotional outburst and helps them gain clarity about particular experiences, which can lead to greater emotional resilience, self-awareness, awareness of attachments, compassion, and unconditional love.

Breathwork encourages present-moment awareness and mindfulness, I often use meditation alongside breathwork in my practice with people to bring everything into presence for the person. By directing attention to the breath, individuals become more attuned to their body sensations, thoughts, and emotions. This heightened sense of interoceptive awareness can lead to greater clarity, insight, and growth.

Because of some of the physiological and psychological experiences people have, it is important for those who have experienced challenging or traumatic life events to work with trauma-informed and ethical practitioners. As a mental health nurse, I am not only bound by my moral duty to do the right thing for you, but also a professional code of conduct to do no harm. All of my work has been supporting those to find a way forward after difficult life experiences, including abuse, attachment, developmental, and cultural traumas, which manifest as anxiety, depression, PTSD, neurodiversity, and perinatal mental health difficulties.

Like with any medicines we take, whether it is a practice, plant or chemical, there are some contraindications or reason not to engage in some breathwork practices. My recommendation is that you only work with well-trained, ethical and experienced practitioners who know how to support and guide you through a journey, if you wish to pursue this.

Although breathwork seems to be increasing in popularity more recently, it has been used for centuries as a tool for spiritual exploration and expansion of consciousness. Through altered states of consciousness induced by breathwork practices, individuals may experience profound spiritual insights, connection to higher realms, and a deeper sense of unity with the universe.

Deep breathing techniques promote oxygenation of the body, improve circulation, and support overall physical well-being. By increasing oxygen intake and stimulating the lymphatic system, breathwork can boost energy levels, enhance immune function, and promote detoxification.

Overall, integrating breathwork into your self-care routine can lead to profound personal transformation, offering benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. Whether you’re seeking stress relief, emotional healing, spiritual growth, or improved physical health, breathwork provides a powerful tool for cultivating holistic well-being and living a more vibrant and fulfilling life.

Using Conscious Connected Breathwork alongside talking therapies can be hugely beneficial. It is important that any experiences we remember in our mind, body or spirit, are processed in the mind and the body. Conventional Western medicine and healthcare tends only to focus on the talking/listening aspect, however when the body still holds the memory people can experiences all kinds of health challenges which will remain unresolved in the body until they have been somatically processed and integrated.

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