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...
Mindfulness based Breathwork Therapytm - the new name for the clinical model of Breathwork developed in Australia by Lloyd Lalande
Training dates in London 27-28 July and Cambridge University (Selwyn College) 5 – 10 August, 2013
Professional development for Breathwork Practitioners
The Mindfulness based Breathwork Therapytm approach was first presented to the Australian Breathwork Association Annual Conference as Integrative Breathwork Therapy in 2010 and again in 2011. In the same year it was presented to the international psychotherapy community with the publication of the research article ‘Breathwork: An Additional Treatment Option for Depression and Anxiety?’ in the peer reviewed Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy (copy of paper available here).
The name Integrative Breathwork Therapy had been used by Lloyd Lalande during the development of the approach both through clinical practice and research and emphasised the ability to cause rapid integration of mind-body experience. In 2012, as an acknowledgement of Lloyd’s on-going research and the central role that mindfulness plays in this unique approach the name was changed to Mindfulness based Breathwork Therapytm.
The article from Lloyd is available as a pdf file that you will find attached to this one. You will need a pdf file reader to beable to view the attached file. Pdf file readers are freely available on the internet and include foxit reader and adobe reader.
This original paper was first published in The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy (2011) and has global copyright protection. This paper is being made available here with the kind permission of the publisher. The final publication is available at springerlink.com.
Abstract. Breathwork is an increasingly popular experiential approach to psychotherapy based on the use of a specific breathing technique, however, claims of positive mental health outcomes rely on anecdotal clinical evidence, and the approach itself has not been clearly defined. To ascertain the likely efficacy of breathwork this review clarifies the approach and its theoretical assumptions and examines relevant empirical research relating to breathing inhibition, suppression of inner experience, and possible neurological and
News from the Grof Holotropic Breathwork Online Community
Dear Community Member,
The Community Sharing Group for Global Holotropic Breathwork Day (GHBD) 2013 is now officially open!
This is a private online space for community members to share their experiences around Global Holotropic Breathwork Day.
Whether or not you are able to participate in one of the 27 events in the US, South America, Europe, and Africa, you are invited to:
- share what your wish-for-the-world is on this day
- share what your experiences are leading up to the day
Our Next Step in Global Breathwork Support and Growth
We are announcing the next step of our evolution to support the expansion and advancement of breathwork as an accessible and vital healing and growth modality in the world.
Events such as the International Breathwork Tele-summit (Jan 29-Feb 1, 2012), sponsored in part by the IBTA, and the creation of an upcoming in-person Breathwork Summit at Omega Institute, demonstrate that collaboration among schools and practitioners can be done professionally on a large scale for the benefit of all parties, including the public.
As you know, the Board of the IBTA, which for the last 12 years has promoted training standards for and the ethical practice of dyadic and group breathwork, has been committed to supporting and promoting the integration of breathwork in the world as a vital, ethical, evidence based professional healing modality that facilitates physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellness. This will not change.
"The Command of Love is a Song of the Soul through the Heart of Loving Attention."
Loving attention is one of the few energetic endowments you can offer "Mother Life" through your conscious awareness and choice. It is a human opportunity to divinely express and direct the freedom of personal will through the choices of your everyday experience. In its simplest form, Loving Attention represents the articulation of awareness as directed by consciousness and guided by the soul's highest purpose in this moment right now.
The "Song of your Soul" is your deepest longing to realize the truest intention of your heart. It is the passion of life. It is the single most significant source of personal drive and motivation, and the reason you are conscious at this very moment. It is as irresistible yet as responsive as your breath, as uplifting as the smile you've caused on a beloved's face, and the smile offered when you turn your face to the sun. In terms of personal enlightenment, this song of your soul through the Heart of Loving Attention is an art form of learning how to direct your soul's purpose into immediate reality, gleaned from years of life experience and the wise intelligence of a compassionate heart.
Learning to be in command of your loving attention returns you to generosity and kindness, for it creates a way for the soul to express Love (universal life force energy) as an expression outside of itself. As an expression of personal truth, it is the most immediate gift you also can give back to your "tribe". In a sense, it is the only gift you can offer because Life gives you everything else. You are given life, a heartbeat, breath, senses, perceptions, a world within which to experience reality and most importantly, the means to be consciously aware and awake.
The common understanding of trauma refers to a single experience of shock which was so terrible that the inner balance gets severely affected over a longer period of time – a traffic accident, the sudden death of a family member, a violent assault etc. Such events are called mono traumas and are connected to the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When working in therapy with such cases, it is important to resolve the shock state which is stored inside and to complete the fight/flight-reaction which was disrupted by the trauma.
When such traumatization happens frequently, for instance like abusive violations or aggressive attacks, we talk about sequential traumatization. In the therapy of such cases, the focus has to be on establishing a stable therapeutic relationship, connected with building up inner strength and a reliable access to resources before the resolution of the traumas can start. Then the work can focus on freeing the feelings which have been blocked around the traumatic situations.