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I have seen it claimed that we all have only so many breaths from our first to our last. I think Patrick McKeown was one who stated this in the Oxygen Advantage when he was discussing the problems associated with chronic over breathing. I wonder if there has been a study on breath workers who practice fairly often, and whether or not we have a decreased lifespan. I wouldn't think so, because we all seem to be so freaking healthy. If too much breathing was bad for us, it should show up in the mortuary tables. I I'm guessing that the issue lies in the unconscious / chronic overbreathing and not the punctuated conscious/deliberate overbreathing
There have been studies showing the correlation between lung capacity and longevity. Concerning overbreathing, I like to use the illustration of the subway or train cars coming in filled with oxygen laden blood. When the doors open, it is CO2 that has to get back on the train and it pulls the oxygen out of the hemoglobin and and it steps into the train car to be breathed out of the lungs. Too much oxygen and not enough CO2 means that there are not enough molecules there to exchange places with the oxygen molecule on the train so oxygen is not released to the tissues and organs. It's a dependent relationship. Breathing light, slow, and deep will create enough air hunger that CO2 gets a chance to build up so that our tissues and organs get what they need. It is counter-intuitive and most don't understand the underlying health issues that can result from overbreathing and mouth breathing. Our role as educators is so important!!
I wanted to share what I will be doing with my pricing once I return from vacation. As many have said, you don't really get the power of this until you experience it. For that reason I think I would like to do two events a month to give a free introductory session. The first fifteen is an intro to me, to breathwork, it's history, evolution, and Breath Masters. Then there will be a 30 minute short-form hybrid journey with a seven minute lead in that will build to a eight minute segment of superventilation followed by a fifteen minute integration/down regulation. The goal will be giving people a taste but not the whole cake! The last 15 minutes will be unpacking their experience and what to expect in a longer journey. I will also use that time to outline pricing. This first experience is free, the next three are at a 25% discount in exchange for leaving a review. The next journeys will be at pricing that will be static for a year as I get established. So I think I want to make my first year pricing to be like this: ( I am in a small town) 1:1 $95 Couples $140 small groups $45 Large groups $35 Corporate small groups with introduction to breathwork teaching $ 250 Corporate large groups " " " $ 300-$500 Truthfully, I have been wavering about this pricing so I would really like input. I am not near a major market, so I think I need to keep in mind what other modalities charge. After the first year that will pop up at least 15%. Can we have a discussion about this? I am interested in input.
@Dani Trewhela employee appreciation is brilliant!! What a great gift for companies to give for the holidays or appreciation anniversaries. Love, Love, Love!!
@Arthur Babakhanov I appreciate that, Arthur. I probably put in 30-40 hours in a signature journey. So I don't want to undervalue!
Holotropic Breathwork by Stanislav Grof https://amzn.to/3IJH44K It sheds so much light and understanding on the process of the Breathwork Journeys 10/10 am already reading again
I'm curious where everyone is based in the world? I'm in Israel and was wondering if there are others from previous cohorts who are also here? I'd also love to know how people are bringing this work into their practices? Individual sessions, group sessions, online, face to face? I found myself getting overwhelmed at the possibilities and we aren't even there yet 😂
@Tatyana Keney I just drove near there last weekend to see my mom. It's a nice area. And you will be Pacific Northwest soon, right?
@Judith Villela Ale from La Paz, Mx and I are gathering information concerning breathwork and diabetes. With it we are also looking at breathwork to support weight loss. We would be happy to keep you posted with our project.
Welcome to the breathwork revolution my friend! The tools, the technology and the tribe in this community have the power to change your world. And when you change Your world, everyone around you benefits. We’re here to transform, to grow, and to create a better life for ourselves and for others, so in that spirit there’s two simple things I want you to do: 1. Drop a post and introduce yourself. Where are you from? What are your passions? And most importantly - what kind of life do you want to create? 2. Like, comment and support at least 3 other people in this community. We’re doing this together, which means showing up together. Stay tuned and watch this space! Good things are coming. Life is a mental game guys! Once you are leveled up on the mental side you can kiss goodbye the cycles of self sabotage and limiting beliefs. This is where you get to become the designer of your own life. Master of your destiny. Get ready.
@Andrea Borda so lovely to have you here!
@Paul Kaman I am so excited you are here, and am pretty confident you will be adorned with crunch, swirl, strawberries, sprinkle, and who knows what else after those 10 weeks. This has been the most amazing experience. Buckle up and get ready for technicolor, brother! You will love it!
First contract!! I'm stoked to share that a counseling practice has signed up for 5 months ( one per month) of staff enrichment for their 12 therapists. There will be a group breath journey each month. Four of them have asked about 1:1 sessions and gift cards for a journey so they could gift them to relatives and friends. I had never thought of that!! I am just so grateful to Brian and the team, as well as to the who community. We are wind beneath each other's wings. It is so exciting seeing this take off. I am humbled and more excited than I have been in years!
@Anati Bloch who knew? I’m working on pricing and packages this weekend. And then will design some cute little card.
That is great advice, and I’m so excited for your big win! We are all learning from each other aren’t we?
I have noticed a lot of discussion about diabetes including some contributions I have made. I have decided to take the online course diabetes and the breath and report back what I am learning so that we will all have tools to help our clients. Since 11.3% of the US population has diabetes and it is the 7th leading cause of death, it is likely we will all have diabetics as part of our service demographic. Since there are a half a million+ emergency room visits for either low or high blood sugar ( evenly split), it behoves us to have the best information on how the breath can help and some cautions to be aware of for longer journeys. I will keep our community posted.
@Eloy B yes, these are 2018 statistics and doesn't account for pre-diabetes. I spoke to a medical professional on this subject last week and he suspects that both diabetes and pre-diabetes are responsible for many of the serious cardiovascular issues including heart attack and stroke in the US, as often, pre diabetes is often not diagnosed.
I have been living in the Great Lakes region for the last year and today I went for a plunge. It was a little warmer than what I normally do (it was 50 degrees Faraheit today) but it was still really nice. I imagine I'll move to cold creeks as the temp rises. Next Saturday morning, I'm guiding a meditation, and a cold plunge. They are all first timers, so I'm stoked.
@Aaron Mathias I love the UP, magical place.
@Dani Trewhela I have heard that Presque Isle is the jam!
Yesterday was a great day, I made 15 min 2 times like 10 minx3 and I felted ahaha the trembling, a little bit but I felted, but today was incredible! and this guy Brian Kelly, I felted to. this guy is truly genuine, and feels good earing him talk, felt more like is one of us of he his but what I mean is like family 💙🙏 thanks a lot, you are truly changing my purpose in life.
@Brian Kelly has touched us all in so many deep ways. This medicine that he is teaching us about is changing lives daily and it is so exciting to be part of it!
In the past, I facilitated some 1:1 journeys where people felt "nothing". I know some history about those people and I see how far they are away from themselves. Also, they were not able to breathe deeply. They don't even believe that they have any problem, even though their symptoms speak for themselves. Ignorance level 9000. Questions: - Why were they not able to breathe deeply? Does trauma play a role? - Do you give people a chance for a "test session" who you know are FULL of stuck emotions? Even though the chance is high that they won't experience much? - Would you suggest only selling packages to those kinds of people? I had the chance to do a few journeys with that type of audience where they cracked up after session 3 or 4. Then things started to change.
These are cases where hybrid journeys might do the trick. Fewer songs with superventilation might give them just the right taste. Most people are not afraid of the down regulation or integration slow breathing. They are afraid of the unknown. So baby step them in. We were all there at one time in our early days on the path. Folks in fear need much more time in explanation during an intro. When we are gentle and give them that extra attention it helps them to build their trust. Also people who have experienced deep trauma and are shut down will not open until they feel safe, That process takes time and patience from us. All kinds of breath work is effective, so maybe start more gently with the fearful.
Thank you @Joyce Harris for that amazing journey today. It helped me remember to be more present with my family and myself. 💜💚
@Paulo Silva I am sorry that you were not able to be there in person, but we have it here on the platform. I hope you will enjoy it.
@Marion Dekindt I so appreciate your affirmation. My heart feels at home with breathwork and the family here always is so kind. I have never met such amazing people!!
I have been able to facilitate some powerful sessions lately. One was on Thursday with a small group on Zoom. One participant was wearing a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) due to having type II diabetes, and was amazed to take note of her glucose go down by 14 POINTS and remain stable for the rest of the session (I followed up with her 4 hours later, and it had remained level 😱) The other victory was this morning which was my 5th session with a lady in Finland who has had chronic asthma most of her life. I gave her homework to do during each week, but have only done the parasympathetic Journeys in the past. This morning we decided to do the do the 5 Primary Trauma Imprints. I made sure to go over the gas and brake pedals. She breathed like a total champ. . .only coughing quietly a couple of times, then doing 45 minutes of reintegration. "I didn't even realize I needed therapy"
Nasal breathing is always better with contraindications. With a type one diabetic, it would be advisable to limit the number of songs that they overbreathe even nasally.
@Marion Dekindt, that is why Brian has been so dilligent with the training. I think sometimes we think that if we don't go all out, we won't get benefit. Although, we sometimes can't point to extreme tetany or other outward signs, I have had enormous breakthroughs with moderating a long journey. I intersperse extra breath holds and nasal breathing and occasionally slow down and yet I am experiencing dramatic transformation. Going slow with folks with contraindications can still bring life changing results!! You have got this!
What’s up savage saints & spiritual hustlers! Since we are all connected in here and either practicing breathwork and or guiding journeys let’s do this thing together… Let’s build the worlds most EPIC PLAYLIST Drop in the comments below a Spotify link to YOUR BEST SONG the one that gets you and moves you every time or something you have heard in the last few weeks or months? 3,2,1….Go 🚀🚀🚀 I can’t wait to hear all your songs 🤍💫 I’ve started putting songs in to a Breathwork Revolution Collection https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3ttueT9YHRbeRqqqSj1nLa?si=ZOxtIM_uShKP45WvG1R9nA
@Yara Randa very cool. I wasn’t familiar. Got chills with breath of life
@Ernest Madunovic thank you so much. I am obsessed with the cello! It really moves me.
Hello fellow breathers! I've been immersing myself in various resources about breathwork techniques related to trauma, autoimmune diseases, the science behind them, and their applications in business. I'm in the process of compiling a list, and I would love for you to contribute your favourites. Let's come together to share our thoughts, reviews, and feedback. Breathwork: 1. The Oxygen Advantage: Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques by Patrick McKeown 2. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor 3. The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions by Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg 4. Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health by Belisa Vranich 5. The Science of Breath: A Complete Manual of the Oriental Breathing Philosophy of Physical, Mental, Psychic, and Spiritual Development by Yogi Ramacharaka 6. Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business, and Beyond by Dan Brule 7. The Tao of Natural Breathing: For Health, Well-Being, and Inner Growth by Dennis Lewis 8. Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing by Andrew Weil 9. The Art of Breathing: The Secret to Living Mindfully by Danny Penman 10. Breathing for Warriors: Master Your Breath to Unlock More Strength, Greater Endurance, Sharper Precision, Faster Recovery, and an Unshakable Inner Game by Belisa Vranich, Brian Sabin Trauma: 1. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk 2. Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body by Peter A. Levine 3. Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences by Peter A. Levine 4. In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine
These lists are awesome! I just picked up The Body Keeps the Score again and there are so many new insights since I have been studying with BM. It reminds me of the serious nature of this sacred work and makes me want to make sure that I am staying centered and growing myself. The trauma epidemic is everywhere and so many need to be restored.
There has been a bit of discussion Relating to resistance for longer breath Journeys and I figured it would be good to press into that a little more to see if we can gain some insight. I've got my own hypotheses (some of which conflict with others)... but I am curious on other people's insight/thoughts this phenomenon (or if you even experience this resistance at all)
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@Sabrina Defeyter I'm sorry that I didn't see this sooner. I have been quiet and in a very creative space lately. I think you are going through what every pioneer goes through. I just encourage you that people's subconscious hears you, even if their head is in skepticism and fear. You will witness breakthroughs but sometimes just being a Breath Ambassador for the first time to someone is really significant. I am glad that you have determination and don't forget to take care of and nurture you.
@Dani Trewhela those are really great tools, thank you so much for sharing them here.
What's up Breathwork Fam! It's been a minute since we've had a LIVE Breathwork Journey guided by one of our senior breathwork coaches. SO; MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR A LIVE TBW JOURNEY! Our Senior Breath Masters coach @Joyce Harris will be taking you on a deep dive on Sunday May 21st @ 9am CST Time. This will be a hybrid journey entitled "Permission to be Human" Join Joyce Harris as she demonstrates a hybrid journey entitled Permission to Be Human. Within the intro, there will be bonus information about creating hybrid journeys. Enjoy this gently transformative experience, and that encourages us to be perfectly imperfect. Drop some love in the comment below if you will be participating in this journey! @Brian Kelly @Hanna Alcantara Big Love, Mona B
@Marina Savic You are too kind. Thank you for your recommendation
@Anati Bloch thank you, my friend
Hello beautiful people 🌹 How often or soon can I do the Journeys. Do I have to wait for a week or can I just follow my feeling and intuition? What’s recommended? 🙏
@Rym Marsit I have repeated journeys as well and am amazed that each time feels like the first time I have heard it. I did one the other night from one of the other breath masters, and it was like a masterclass. But I find benefit from sitting with one for awhile. I feel like I retain better. That's why repeating a few weeks later can be so powerful.
It really would help me so much in my personal grow if you guys would pick an answer below. And maybe it could help the others, too... I don't know if it is possible to comment below the poll but if does and you have a totally different methode pls share with us, it could be very valuable. My answer is the first one. Question: During your breathwork (the long sessions) how do you work on your issues? (And.. sorry for my English :))
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I approach every journey with excitement! I anticipate change. I trust my body to bring up for me what I need at that moment and that the narrative will resonate. Often a few things will drift up and I know it was not a conscious thought. When this happens I allow and even follow that thought and let the guide of the journey lead me with that topic, theme, person, memory to that place of release and rewriting of the narrative. I welcome the "feels" and the renewal and the triumph at the end.
@Cindy Howard I think that is such a brilliant thing to remember. That's where we have often gotten lost in the weeds. I have released things through breath work that I didn't even know left a trauma imprint. It wasn't until the healing and the peace that I saw it was an unresolved issue. Thank you for sharing such a liberating truth!!
We humans are fueled by incentive and reward. Do something good, feel good about it, rinse and repeat. This is how we’ll sculpt your nervous system so your thoughts and feelings become a source of strength and internal inspiration rather than a source of self-sabotage and suffering. Basically this: the more you put into this group the more you’ll get out. I’ve designed this ecosystem to reward you for doing the things you know you want to do. The more you do the practices, the more you engage in a positive manner, the more you show up, the more you will get rewarded. In this way we create a positive feedback loop which spirals you upwards to the place you want to be. The other awesome thing? If you’re short of cash but you’re playing full out, you’ll be able to earn the points to access the full 9D Breathwork Community. If that’s not your jam and you just want access to my Premium stuff right away (cos there’s no time to waste and you’re on a fu**in' mission) - then go right ahead, click this link and follow the steps. Either way, we’re going to get you where you want to go. Enjoy the journey my friend. My team and I plus this community of game changers will be right there with you every step of the way. Brian
So pumped to see this movement explode and create transformation all over the world!!
@Yvonne Wierenga we are so happy to have you!
So I’ve been pretty silent for the last few weeks as I’ve just found just the process of defining what it is I’m doing and putting it out to friends, booking the slots, sending the forms etc, has been so time consuming. But happy to say, I’ve now coached four journeys ( 3 Zoom, 1 live) and have the required full lineup booked for the next month … so we’ll see how it all unfolds! I am finding it an intense process while running 3 other businesses - singer, coach, jeweler- and taking another deep complementary course on Attachment Injury. But it’s happening! So far all the feedback has been super positive with 2 people booking a paid session, so that's encouraging. :) One thing that rattled me though ...was 2 of my clients after 5-7 min. in on the activation journey, I believe "gassed out"... as they seemed to go into a trance. I was live for 1 and on zoom for the other. The live, I kept holding her forehead and chest and softly talking to her that she was safe and I was with her. She was out for about 5 min. then jolted back to breathing, lightly. ( I was relieved when she came back!) But overall she never really got a deep belly or chest breath so I was surprised she responded that way. Very curious. The other zoom breather was an experienced WimH deep breather. She also went out for about 7 min. then bolted and went back to deep breathing as if nothing had happened. Both did not recall anything. And were a bit disconcerted. I assured them as best I could. I'm a professional singer for 45 years -so have a close relationship to my breath and have been consciously breathing deeply ( Wim, Holotrophic etc) daily (average 30 min) for many years. But I've never responded like that. Many other ways though. But this is new to me. How many of you have had this happen? What are your thoughts? Could it also be astral travel as opposed to fainting? As the live client said she was with a shaman when this happened the first time she breathed and he said she went to another plane or was voiding the truth. She has a small t- traumatic history though so perhaps it's the body's way of pulling away or processing it unconsciously gently? @Brian Kelly thoughts please?
It really works. I purchased some medical tape on the advice of @Brian Kelly and attached it to my face as in the attached photo. Woke up after 7 hours sleep feeling really refreshed. I guess I was a closet sleep mouth breather. (I breathe through my nose during the day). I will continue to do this faithfully for the coming month to train myself that it is nose only while sleeping.👃
Hi all, just curious what morning routine you all have. I do the breathwork when i wake up in bed and do some journaling after. But i think of trying to get up first and do the breathwork then.
@Eline Postma I am trying to be more conscious as well. My erratic breathing habits of the past are being noticed and corrected more each day. It is not a surprise why stress was so frequent. As I breathe more deliberately, I feel so much better!
@Mona Bitar, how much time do you set aside? That sounds like a lovely routine. When is your first client and how late do you normally work?
I've been saying that I want to start celebrating everything going on 2 years now, and everyone keeps saying celebraye your milestones and achievements big and smol , I've come to realize I have little to no idea as to how to go on about that, any suggestions? Also ... can we collectively please stop confusing comfort with stagnation?
I think celebration starts with gratitude, followed by an action. The more playful and free the action, the more festive the celebration. When it comes to comfort, I love it! A lot of my life pushes me past that zone, so when I get to park in comfort for a minute, I am thrilled. Stagnation is no movement, resistance, inaction and like stagnant water become a bit stinky. Definitely not the same for me as experiencing comfort. Comfort is puppies, hugs, a warm blanket with hot tea on a soft couch, the reassuring voice of a long time friend. I freakin love that shit!
@Enoch Abraham there is some great stuff to unpack in your comment. We are certainly complicated beings, never a one size fits all. I can relate to the comments about overweight, as that is my current state. You make valid points. Some comfort isn't beneficial and some is. Such an individual journey and there is no "wrong" just opportunities for evolution and growth. I'm on board for that!
I just got done with my second Zoom session for a client / IG follower with asthma. She mentioned that she was able to arrest an asthma attack this last week, thanked me for helping her to become aware of her breath and teaching her how to modify her breath's effect on her nervous system 1 hour and 15 minutes and I feel on top of the world (as does she) 'scuse me while I rest on my laurels for a minute 😁💓🏅
That's a wonderful win and such an encouragement for you and your client!
I've gone and listened to "The Body Keeps the Score" again now as I am doing the coaching training I have read this book years ago, but have not been able to afford EMDR or any of the other modalities referenced in this work. After doing a few TBJ's, I am ever more convinced that the multiple sclerosis I have been battling for the past 12 years is tied to unresolved childhood trauma. I've worked with a fellow hypnotherapist, self-hypnosis, talked with counsellors and psychologists...but the cognitive element leads my conscious mind to throw up all manner of defense, lying to myself, saying that I have "dealt with it"🙄. This leads me to seek solutions for all the accessory "causes" (parasite infestation/Lyme/etc) and I tell myself stories to assuage my monkey mind (I think I'm a fairly intelligent person, and I tell exceedingly persuasive/compelling stories). After a TBJ, my ability to walk smoothly without a cane is improved greatly and persists for a longer time than my previous TBJ. #PeelThatOnion
Hello Lovely Souls, first and foremost many many thanks to Brian for everything he has done last few weeks and introducing me to this Awesome Breathworks. More Power to him! Already seem addicted to this for the good reasons. Look forward to many more interesting interactions as we go forward. God bless all!
So happy to have you with us. There are so many encouraging stories shared here. I can't wait to hear of everyone's growth!
What a trip! Here are some event highlights 😊 Filled with joy being able to do this monthly for my locals ❤️ Here's a 7-day access link to the Journey: "Reframing Negative and Limiting Beliefs" If you could DM me a written testimonial and/or feedback in exchange for sharing this for free for you beautiful Revolutionaries, I'd be eternally grateful 🙌 We will eventually be creating our own membership platform @ breathheroes.com
That looks amazing and thank you for your generosity to share the link for a limited time. I will definitely do this!
While making good strides with the journeys towards my certification, and while practicing different breathing methods to improve my CO2 tolerance, I've been struggling with my breath over the past 2 weeks. My airways get constricted during my sleep and I wake up with a dry cough in the middle of the night. At first I tried different breathing methods to help me but after 15 minutes I get fed up (I also want to go back to sleep) and use a ventolin inhaler. I saw my doctor who listened to my lungs and said they sound great. So I'm wondering what this might be. As a child I used to get bronchitis and at some point in life a doctor said I have shortness of breath (or mild asthma) and since then I've been carrying an inhaler with me which I usually hardly use, but have used it way too much in the the past 2 weeks, and nothing seems to improve. My next stop will be a lung x-ray. But before I go all medicinal, I thought I'd ask here if anyone has experienced anything like this or if you want to suggest what you think it might be. I initially thought it's old childhood stuff surfacing to be released, but now I'm not so sure. @Brian Kelly - any ideas?
@Nikki Clifton , it isn't just diaphram contraction, it is a desire or urge to breathe. Sometimes this shows up as a flutter in the diaphram but not always. It is your first sense of breath hunger. When you are not thinking about it, how many breaths per minute do you take?
@Anati Bloch how is the humidity in your space? Could increasing the humidity help? Also, do you do mouth taping?
Has anyone found that while the activation sequences our amazing waking you up, really tapping into the sympathetic nervous system can also bring up a lot of stuff that we have experienced while in a hypersympathetic state. Looking to hear about the experiences of others and how you got through it?
@Brian Kelly i believe he is working on a current project with this. Maybe Brian could comment?
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.We ask ourselves "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?".Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to Shine as children do... We were born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our deepest Fear, our presence automatically liberates others. This then is our true purpose in life, to discover who we truly are and be all that we can be." - Maryanne Williamson
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