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Is Breathwork Tomorrow’s Psychotherapy? - a book review by Gunnel Minett

Gunnel MinettThe Healing Power of the Breath, Simple techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance concentration, and balance your emotions
By Richard P. Brown, MD and Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, Shambala Publications, London, 2012, 168 pages + audio CD, £ 14.10

As the title of this book points out in detail, this is all about learning to ‘breathe yourself’ to better health. It gives clear instruction as to how to practise breathing techniques to reduce stress and improve physical and mental wellbeing. The authors both have long experience of teaching these techniques. Richard Brown is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and Patricia Gerbarg has the same position at New York Medical College. Their techniques are derived from yoga, qigong as well as modern breathing and meditation techniques.

The techniques are designed to slow down the natural breathing pattern, to balance the breathing pattern and to use sound as part of one’s breathing. By balancing and harmonising the breathing pattern we automatically balance and harmonise the body and brain. This in turn has an impact on thoughts and emotions, which in turn leads to increased inner wellbeing, both mental but also physical since the body usually suffers from negative thoughts and emotions.

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An open letter from Martin Jones

Martin Jones


Dear Everyone
I hope you are well.
In this newsletter we have -

Two new seminar downloads available. 

A Holographic Breathing and Birth Video.
And Light machines, healing and Holographic Breathing evenings.

Seminar Downloads  

The Energies of the Face, Cranium, Earth and Creation -

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Rebirthing in the 21st century?

Brigitte08H100Is this breathing technique identical or different to what it was in the 70's when Leonard Orr and his friends developed it in the US and brought it to the UK and Europe where it became quickly very popular?

My answer is... YES and NO.

YES, because the tools of Rebirthing, i.e. conscious connected breathing and the awareness of our thought patterns are still powerful at healing one's past and creating a world of possibilities;

and NO, because over time WE have evolved. The level of consciousness of the population in general is not the same as it was all these years ago.

Rebirthing has turned into a powerful "mindfulness with the breath" exercise, looking at witnessing with kindness and compassion our traumas, to integrate them fully rather than playing them out, hoping to get them out of our system.

Being so gentle and adaptable, Rebirthing in the 21st century doesn't actually have any contra-indication.

For me it is the royal way to

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Thirteen Breaths to Freedom An Interview with James Beard

James BeardMy goal, well one of my life's goals is to help bring awareness of Breathwork to our cultural and global consciousness. I would love to see Breathwork make it to critical mass the tipping point for cultural awareness in my life time. I am doing everything I can think of to make this happen. Part of that was writing the book Thirteen Breaths to Freedom a short and simple how to book.

I was recently interviewed for my book and thought you might be interested in case you have not seen it on Facebook or Youtube.

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Why Breathe? Why Learn Breathwork?

DanBruleH100Many people who have never done breathwork wonder what all the fuss is about. They ask what is the point of it; they want to know what the value or the benefits of it are.

For those of us who are immersed in the practice—our direct experience makes it all obvious and self-evident. But still, it is important to remind ourselves and to inform others of the astonishing power and potential of Breathwork: so that’s what I’ll do here this month.

We use breathwork for self-improvement and personal growth; we use it to increase our physical, emotional and cognitive wellbeing; we us it to enhance our creative abilities and to boost our self-healing capacities. We apply it for achieving peak performance, for attaining optimum health, and for realizing our ultimate potential.

Breathwork gives us more energy on a day-to-day basis, and it helps us to sleep better. Breathworkers are not as tense, stressed, anxious or afraid—as often or as much—as others. Breathwork helps us to maintain a peaceful loving heart, a relaxed energized body, and a clear quiet mind—even in the most difficult moments of life.

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