Look for a certified Somatic Breathwork practitioner who has completed a recognized training program and has experience working with clients. You can ask for referrals from friends or family members, or search online for practitioners in your area.
It's recommended to eat a light meal or snack at least an hour before a Somatic Breathwork session to avoid feeling hungry or dizzy during the session.
Yes, Somatic Breathwork has been shown to be effective in helping to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression by releasing stored emotions and tension in the body.
The number of sessions needed varies depending on individual needs and goals. Some people may benefit from just one session, while others may choose to engage in ongoing Somatic Breathwork as part of a regular self-care routine.
During a Somatic Breathwork session, you can expect to lie down comfortably and be guided through a specific breathing pattern while receiving gentle touch and support from a trained practitioner. The experience can be intense, but also deeply transformative and healing.
It was the nervous system that was over-loaded in the traumatic experience, it will be the nervous system that we activate to help clear it. The breath is the quickest way to consciously access the nervous system. Through the 6-step process of a somatic breathwork session, long held energetic content can be brought up from an activated nervous system and safely expressed. This releases the depressed energy, and allows life-force to move freely again.
Soma is an ancient Greek word meaning: through the inner experience of the body, or “the living body known from within”. The Soma is the expression of all the functions of the bodied state, that permit us to have the experience of our human life. Through somatic practices we become intimately connected with the experience of living in our bodies, and the feelings/sensations that arise within.