The duration of the workshop is approximately 3 hours. You will be lying down and use a continuous breath without any pauses to bring ourselves into a state of over-oxidation. This is expected to bring you into an altered state of consciousness which some may see as a strange or unusual experience. The experience can be very visual (images, colours, fractals etc.), physical (tensions, tingling sensations, cramps, uncontrolled movement, deep relaxation), or emotional with feelings of happiness, sorrow, anger, sensuality, contemplation etc. – You can not predict or control your experience. But you can allow the experience to flow though you by surrendering yourself to whatever process might open for you during the breath work.
I use a combination of carefully selected music played with high volume and acoustic drums/rattles to support the energy in the room. During the breath work I will support those who might need help processing their experience. We will land the session with a short sharing circle before ending the workshop.
Breath work can be used both for deep processing and for integration work.
Conditions and contraindications for participation:
a) This workshop must not be regarded as a regular therapeutic session.
b) People dealing with diagnoses such as bipolarity, schizophrenia and/or borderline disorder should not participate as these conditions are regarded as contraindications do to the risk dissociation or psychosis – special measures have to be taken when using breath work with these conditions.
c) Participants with heart deceases and high blood pressure should be extra aware of their conditions if the choose to participate. The same goes if you are pregnant or if you have any neck/back injuries (wiplash and/or flip disc problems)
If you are in doubt or have any questions regarding your participation, please contact me before the time of the event.
1) Comfortable and loose fitting clothes
2) Water bottle
3) Earplugs (if you have sound sensitive ears)