You are the Medicine

Elif Clarke, trauma focused psychologist and Transformational Breath® Senior trainer and facilitator offers self-empowering holistic tools to help you to access your own medicine to promote physical vitality, to bring emotional freedom in you, and assist you to connect to your innate resilience.

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Connected Breath (Transformational Breath®)

Transformational Breath® (Connected Breathwork)

Transformational Breath® is self-empowering tool connecting to our deepest self to achieve physical, emotional and psychological well-being by breathing throughout whole respiratory system in a connected conscious way. It is also called connected breath.

According to Dr. Henry Rohrberg, “One Transformational Breath session is equivalent to about two years of psychotherapy.” It is a powerful tool to release, integrate repressed emotions without needing to talk about them, if you choose to do so.

Connected Breathwork as a Tool for Better Health

Breathwork has been growing in popularity of late as a way of providing a lifelong tool for better health and future self-healing by changing the way you breathe consciously and efficiently. But changing your breathing patterns isn’t something that just happens involuntarily.

On a physical level, the most efficient way to breathe is using your diaphragm, taking a long deep inhale before exhaling. This expands your respiratory system providing more oxygen to the body, which in turn massages your internal organs and activates the body’s lymphatic system. This flow of oxygen also removes toxins, nourishing cells with oxygen-rich blood which promotes a healthy immune system.

Breathing Through Emotions

The way you breathe can change dramatically depending on emotion and your state of mind. People who have experienced trauma or suffer from other anxiety disorders often tend to hold their breath often or breathe in a shallow and erratic way, which is actually the body’s way of avoiding emotional distress and traumatic memories. However, this does not promote good health and these unprocessed emotions become stored in our body and also in our respiratory system as fear, tension or pain, which in turn exacerbates mental and emotional difficulties.

Naturally, carrying around such unprocessed emotions prevents you from living as freely as possible, causing mental health issues and negative, or self-sabotaging behaviours.