Breathwork is the art and science of bringing conscious awareness and control to the breath to bring about specific outcomes. This ancient practice has been used for centuries in various cultures around the world, to increase relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, release trauma, improve concentration, and even enhance performance.
This is a powerful, guided practice that uses conscious connected breathing (rhythmic breathing with no pauses) along with somatic touch and a series of breath holds at certain intervals to help bypass the analytical mind and drop deeper into the body. It allows us to tap into our subconscious mind and create space for emotional and mental blocks to come to the surface to be released.
At its core, it’s a holistic path to healing your entire being – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. By changing and intentionally altering the way you breathe, you can change the way you feel and experience the world around you.
Over our lifetime, we collect and carry burdens, stress, tension, unresolved traumas and emotions that get trapped within our bodies, sometimes without consciously being aware of it. Often during painful events, emotions and sensations get supressed and aren’t able to be fully processed.
Yet, the body always remembers and this can sometimes manifest as physical pain or illness, stress, depression or anxiety, to name a few.
Transformational Breathwork gives the body the opportunity to process, express and release suppressed stress, emotions or trauma you’ve been holding onto from the past. In this moment, you get the opportunity to complete the emotional stress cycle. The breath acts as a key to unlock those hidden aspects, freeing what has been trapped and allowing renewed energy to flow through the body.
You get to interrupt old patterns and learned behaviours, and embrace a new state of well-being that supports not just your physical health but also provides greater emotional resilience and mental clarity.
Transformational Breathwork sessions often have a powerful long-lasting effect as once stagnant energy has moved through the body, it becomes easier to self-regulate your emotions, thoughts and behaviour as the root cause has been processed.
You are your own healer, and my role is simply to support you on your path towards transformation. A breathwork session is designed to help you release any trapped energy that may be holding you back, support you in connecting with your innate wisdom, and unlock your full potential.
During a 1.5 – 2 hour breathwork session, you will be guided by Vanessa who will use a combination of breathwork, sound healing, and energy healing to help you connect with your heart and body, access altered states of consciousness and facilitate deep healing. You will be able to tap into your body’s natural healing abilities and release any physical, emotional, mental or energetic blockages that may be hindering you from living your most authentic and fulfilled life.
As you breathe in a continuous, rhythmic pattern, there is the potential for an emotional release, such as sadness, anger, or joy. By staying with the breath and allowing these emotions to surface and be expressed, you can often gain greater insight into your patterns and release suppressed emotions that may have been holding you back.
Physical sensations, visions or memories may also come to the surface to be released. Each breathwork experience is unique and the mystery of the subconscious mind means we can never know exactly what will arise in each session.
My aim is to facilitate a supportive and safe environment where you can fully drop-in and surrender to the experience and allow your body to do the healing work it needs.