After a Somatic Breathwork session, it's important to drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins released during the session. Rest and allow yourself time to integrate the experience before engaging in any strenuous activities.
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows for ease of movement and deep breathing. Avoid wearing anything tight or restrictive.
People who have certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, epilepsy, or a history of heart problems, may need to consult with their doctor before trying Somatic Breathwork. Additionally, pregnant women should avoid Somatic Breathwork, as it can cause intense physical and emotional experiences.
Yes, Somatic Breathwork is generally considered safe and can be practiced by people of all ages and physical abilities. However, it's important to work with a trained practitioner who can guide you through the process and address any concerns or issues that may arise during the session.
We define trauma as any circumstance that happens too much, too fast, and/or too soon for the nervous system to process. When that happens it enters into a fight-or-flight state, and shuts down the processing of that energy, to protect you. That unprocessed energy gets buried in the body. The body however, continues to find a way to process it. As we don’t have many healthy ways to do that in the modern day, that energy becomes suppressed, repressed and eventually depressed energy. This causes dis-ease, and many times shows up as a cyclical pattern in a person’s actions, thoughts, and feelings which minimize their experience of their own expansiveness.
Many methods use the breath to heal. Just as The Wim Hof method connects us to the man, Wim Hof, and Pranayama, invites us into the exceptional philosophy of Yoga science, Somatic connects us directly to the path of body-based psychotherapy. By entering into this breathwork modality, we open to the profound knowledge of William Reich, Carl Yung, Stanislav Graf, Alexander Lowen, Moshe Feldenkrais, Ida Rolf, Ron Kurtz, Thomas Hanna, Eugene Gendlin, Thomas Hueble, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Dan Seidel, Dr. Stephen Porges, Dr. Deb Dana, Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, Dr. Gabor Mate and many more. This method invites us into a life of conscious practice, and the experience of our embodied, fullest expression.