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...
Al shows how you can use simple breathing techniques to improve your health and ability to heal, boost your mental & physical performance, manage stress as well as increase your emotional intelligence and wellbeing – in 5 minutes!
Filmed at Technology Association of Oregon’s “Ignite Health” event.
Ignite events allow speakers exactly 5 minutes and exactly 20 slides (that advance every 15 seconds automatically).
Recently I had the pleasure of spending a day with Richard Brown, MD. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and practices a body-mind-breath approach to health and healing. How can you not love him!
Dr. Brown and his wife Dr. Patricia Gerbarg (also a psychiatrist) have co-authored a book called “The Healing Power of the Breath.” They have been taking breathwork to veterans and military families, to disaster victims, doing wonderful in the areas of PTSD and TBI.
I found Richard to be a very bright, clear, and conservative teacher. His introduction to conscious breathing and breathwork was easy, basic, gentle, and not scary at all!
I love that in addition to preaching the benefits of conscious breathing, yoga, chi kung, martial arts, and meditation, he also practices these things in his own life for his own personal well-being.
He teaches a very simple, safe, breathing method that triggers the body’s natural healing mechanisms and re-sets the nervous system. He combines breathing with movement, breathing with sound, breathing with visualization/imagery.
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.