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 pur...
I have known Dan Brule for many years, in fact I've known him as long as I've known most people in the breathwork community. I have recently had comments sent privately to me that express concerns about the way in which Dan conducts his sessions and his intimate involvement with clients.
I don't believe in keeping things hidden by intent, that leads to all sorts of mis-information, rumor and gossip all of which have negative outcomes. I prefer to have things out in the open where they can be seen in the light and honest open discussion can be entered into.
I hope that Dan's article, which was written in response to my email suggesting that he explain the nature of his involvement with his clients, will evoke such a response from the breathwork community at large so that the issues it raises, the buttons it presses can be looked at minduflly and discussed openly. In that light I urge you, if you have anything to say on the substance of the article to respond using the comment facility that follows immediately afterwords.
The way is sometimes easy, smooth, a downhill trip. It happens naturally as we go through life. We have an insight, a transformation. Sometimes we recognize that it’s the result of days or weeks or even years spent mulling over things, facing hard facts and processing our emotions. And sometimes it seems to happen spontaneously, out of nowhere … Poof! A major obstacle is gone, a tenacious habit has changed, a depression has lifted.
A client who I will call “Jim” engages in video coaching with me, wanting to discuss his “utter failure” in his new job as a marketing manager. As he talks, I note that his shoulders are rounded forward, his trunk is tilted somewhat backwards, he rocks ever so much from side to side, and he talks rather quickly while breathing in a shallow manner. All these components of his physical behavior, when looked at as a non-verbal communication pattern, make up what in Seishindo, we call “the language of the body”, or “somatic language”.
Jim begins his session by communicating his “utter failure” with his body, and it is only after his body begins “talking” that he engages in a verbal description that matches what his body says.