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Biodynamic Breathwork Workshop: A Somatic Approach to Trauma
24th September - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm£25
Biodynamic Breathwork is a somatic approach to trauma and stress release using the six components of Breath, Movement, Sound, Touch, Emotions and Meditation. This powerful technique supports the release of deep-rooted tensions held in the nervous system through exposure to stress and traumatic experiences. These tensions manifest within 7 areas in the body that correlate to the chakras, restricting the natural flow of the breath, showing up in the body as pain, illness or how we relate to others, ourselves and our environment.
We release the energetic charge held in the body by activating the sympathetic nervous system using a connected breathing technique. Connected breathing allows the very essence of your life force energy to flow through your body in a conscious way, clearing blocks and making space within to experience life. Touch and bodywork support the opening of tense muscular tissue and disrupt the physical and emotional holding patterns of movement that allow the body to let go of the tension.
Once your body is charged with bioenergy, we encourage physical release in the form of fluid spinal movements and tremoring which discharges excess energy that has been trapped in our muscles allowing us to complete trauma and stress cycles. Emotions and feelings that have been suppressed and unacknowledged begin to rise to the surface following the opening of muscular tenseness and an opportunity for a deeper connection with ourselves and support a life of emotional freedom and mastery.
In the workshop you will be guided, using connected breathing, to fill your body with oxygen and introduce movement, expression and bodywork to fully release any trapped energy, emotions, stress or trauma that is held within your body.
We will move through the body exploring these tensions using our felt sense and pendulate between the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic or our meditative resting state, to further allow the tensions to dissolve whilst teaching the body how to be in a regulated, non-stressed state of being. Finally, you will be supported to be present with yourself to integrate the experience.
Participants report feeling calmer, grounded, centred, zen, present and can feel more open and spacious in the body; feeling like they can breathe with less restriction.
This workshop is NOT suitable for people with the following conditions:
Severe cardiovascular problems, history of aneurysm, epilepsy or history of seizures, anyone on heavy medication, severe psychiatric symptoms – particularly psychosis or paranoia, bipolar disorder, osteoporosis, recent surgery, glaucoma, any person with mental illness who isn’t in treatment or lacks adequate support, diabetes, extreme asthma, those who are pregnant and people under the age of 18 years old.
With Laura Thomson, Biodynamic Breathwork Practitioner (BBTRS) & Dramatherapist (MA)
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