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Breathwork and Personal Development Coaching
Personal Development Coaching helps you achieve your goals. As such, it integrates very well with Breathwork in combined sessions.
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In order to master this technique, you will need a coach. After a few hours of coached sessions, you should have enough experience to do a full session on your own. Coaches aim to equip the student with enough experience to be able to work alone indefinitely if desired.
A few sessions led by a coach should convince you of the power of this technique to let go of negativity, and fill yourself with life-energy.
Special Offer – Book a series of five sessions
Many of my clients have found that the basics of maintaining connected breathing for a whole one-hour session can be learned in five sessions.
I normally offer a choice of visiting me in Sheffield but until the end of the current pandemic, all sessions will be conducted online, via Skype.
This has the added benefit of being cheaper, because I don’t have to prepare a space in my home. So instead of £250 pre-paid for your first 5 sessions, it’s only £220.
Some concessions are available – please enquire if you are unwaged or on a very low income.
Book a single session
If you prefer to pay session-by-session, you can book single appointments.
The first online session costs £65 and subsequent sessions cost £45.
I’m also happy to run group sessions, usually via Zoom, which is more stable than Skype for group calls. Please enquire via email@example.com
YOUR BREATHWORK SESSIONS
For your first appointment, set aside 2 hours. This gives us time for discussion beforehand, which may include clarifying your goals and expectations, followed by a one-hour breathwork session, plus some time to assimilate the experience afterwards.
Allow 90 minutes for subsequent appointments, which consist of an hour’s breathwork plus some discussion and assimilation time.
Clients are offered individual support between appointments, by email and phone.
For regular updates on my availability for coaching, click here and email me to get on the monthly Triplegift emailing list.
My breathwork story
At a conference in 1991 Lionel Snell introduced a group of us to Rebirthing breathwork. I lay on the floor of the mediaeval room and within the first few minutes was overwhelmed with a flood of emotion. After the session and my initial surprise, the emotions resolved smoothly, and I found myself happy, bewildered and impressed.
Awed by the power of so much emotional release with such a simple technique – who’d have thought that just breathing could achieve so much? – I vowed to do more of it.
Back home, I found a Rebirthing practitioner in Sheffield and went for a series of sessions over six months. Connected breathwork came into my life during a difficult year. My father was dying and a relationship of seven years was coming to an end. My life had lost its sparkle and vigour. Breathwork sessions opened it all up, like letting air and light into a shuttered, dusty room.
It was so effective that I decided to go in for professional training.
I learned that there are two modern ‘lineages’ of connected breathwork techniques, both from the early 1970s, one starting with Stanislav Grof’s ‘Holotropic Breathwork’ and the other with Leonard Orr’s ‘Rebirthing’. Each has given rise to a few ‘schools’ of connected breathwork.
The Rebirthing movement gave rise to a new development called ‘Vivation’ by its originators Phil Laut and Jim Leonard. They trained Hilary Newman of London, who launched her first Vivation Professional Training course in Autumn 1992.
In six weekends in London over a year I qualified, and we had a graduation party picnic in August 1993 at Oxleas Wood, recently saved from demolition.
So my experience of connected breathwork started with the gentle Rebirthing approach, then I qualified in its close relative, Vivation, then much later I experienced the healing bedlam of group Holotropic sessions under Stan Grof.
I developed my own approach to breathwork and have been coaching professionally in Britain and occasionally mainland Europe and the USA, for fifteen years.
In 1999 I wrote ‘Connect Your Breath’, a booklet with accompanying CD. Click here to read samples of it.
What Breathwork Does
Connected breathwork has been described as ‘the science of enjoying the whole of your life’. It relieves anxiety and stress, improves outlook on life, causes bliss states, puts you in touch with the profound life-energy of breath – and cures boredom! Here are some comments from my clients:
Claire D: “Breathwork is excellent for me. I have suffered with my nerves for a long time and tried various things including therapy and hypnosis, but breathwork is the only thing that has really worked. After my first session I felt happy and very calm, in fact I couldn t remember the last time I felt so calm. I took things in my stride rather than getting stressed out like usual – it was great! My husband and my parents noticed straight away. The following sessions I had, went really well too during and afterwards I always felt very relaxed. I always ended feeling really happy and couldn t help the big smile on my face!”
“Breathwork has really helped my outlook on life as when I am calmer I don t seem to worry so much and can reason with myself and feel more positive. Its great to know that when I do have bad days (which are becoming less frequent) I have my breathwork to lift me up. I m very grateful to Dave for giving me the chance to learn this technique and improve my quality of life.”
Susan T: “At my first connected breathwork session I was quite nervous as I didn’t know what to expect. Dave put me at ease straight away with his friendly manner and we chatted about the basics of connected breathwork and what I hoped to gain from it.
I have suffered from anxiety for many years and this has lead to various problems with depression, poor sleep patterns etc. My first session went well and I felt calm and uplifted. After several connected breathwork sessions with Dave I cannot believe how well I feel. Because I am calmer I can deal with the day to day stresses of everyday life without them becoming major problems, my sleeping has improved and I just feel happier with myself as a person. The difference it has made to my life has been fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone.
Steve S: ‘Connected Breathwork has worked for me like no other ‘therapy’ or technique of meditation I have ever encountered. This incredibly simple practise has enabled me to get through the aftermath of a very painful divorce and instilled a degree of confidence in me I didn’t know I had! Breathwork has brought me a level of calm assurance in everyday matters that I’d previously lacked. After the very first session the levels of anxiety and depression I was experiencing were dramatically reduced.
‘Subsequently, breathwork has transformed my approach to life so noticeably that friends, family and colleagues have all commented on how much more relaxed and ‘together’ I seem to be these days’.
Breathwork has also been found to help overcome panic attacks. Learning control of the breath teaches you how the hyperventilation associated with panic arises and gives you the confidence to overcome it.
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