Breathwork helps you to relax and de-stress, it can iron out the nervous tension and worry of the daily grind and busy modern lives. It can help yo...
Breathwork is the generic term for specific breathing exercises where the breathing is done in conscious and systematic ways, with specific purposes in min...
A woman named Laura* weeps, out of control. Her police officer daughter took her own life one month ago. I am trying to help via long distance phone counselling.
Yes, surprisingly, Laura still believes in God. But she can’t trust. She no longer feels God’s presence. All Laura has felt since that black day is her own tortured self-accusation. She has no reasoning capacity available to her at this moment, disappearing as it does when intense emotion overwhelms most brain functions. I wonder how I can possibly reach her at this distance, relying on only one available resource: my hearing of her soul.
I listen as she gasps and sobs. “My God, my God”, I ache silently, “Why have You forsaken me?” Sounding like an intellectual question, this one actually isn’t a question at all. It’s a plea. Her cry and mine have become a single supplication.
This mediation creates an imaginary cocoon as a divine shield or protection that allows for profound transformation and inner development to take place.
This guided meditation is one of the foundation techniques taught to our students and used in the IBT (integral Breath Therapy) method. The simple exercise is profoundly effective and serves multiple purposes as part of the therapeutic process. Most importantly, it is instrumental in building the protective container necessary for the ultimate outcome of the IBT experience. It supports the healing process by restoring or establishing for the first time, an important and vital energetic filter. For many of us and for various reasons, this natural barrier was never established during the early stages of development. This crucial protective mechanism is an essential component in the creation of a healthy, beneficial relationship between client and facilitator/therapist.
This is the first Video lecture in a series of fifteen on the brain, the Cranial Fluid, light and the Breath. There are anatomy paintings to go with these lectures, and the whole series is suitable and educational for newcomers through to seasoned cranial practitioners and breathworkers.
On November 3rd, an unusual Hybrid Solar Eclipse will cross the Atlantic Ocean, starting 600 miles east of the coast of Florida, in the region of the 'Bermuda Triangle'. It begins as an Annular Eclipse, which means that the eclipse shadow does not touch the Earth, but remains above the surface, in the energy body of the Earth. As it progresses across the Atlantic Ocean, the shadow touches the Earth to become a Total Eclipse. The Eclipse path will pass about 300 miles south of the Cape Verde islands, and 1,400 miles south of the Canary Islands. From the Canaries, it will appear as a 50% partial eclipse, but at maximum Eclipse (12:50 UT/GMT) the north-south meridians of the Sun and Moon will be exactly aligned over the summit of El Teide, the sacred mountain at the centre of Tenerife in the Canaries. After that, the Eclipse path crosses Africa, through Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia, ending on the border between Ethiopia and Somalia.
We arrived at the verdant rural Omega campus in upstate New York on Sunday. Our driver described entering this world as time travel back to the sixties in the friendliness and dress of the staff as well as the simplicity of the vegetarian cuisine. He also good-naturedly joked about how many attendees he made a quick stop for carnivorous and sweet-tooth quenching upon leaving the campus. I found the well tended gardens, lake with a beach, bookstore, wellness center and cafe as well as the diet a perfect backdrop for a week of heightening our vitality with breathwork.
The conference was an historic step in bringing the worlds of practice, research and education from majors schools of breathwork to share and grow together in one location. The conference helped in the validation of breathwork as a healing and growth modality in our world.
Mornings started with optional yoga, meditation and tai chi classes.