breathwork and personal development coaching
To book a session or series of sessions which combine Breathwork and Personal Development Coaching, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION to discuss your goals.
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.
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 Zoom.
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 £225.
Some concessions are available – please enquire if you are unwaged or on a very low income.
The first online session costs £70 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 the contact me form.
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.
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 over 20 years.
In 1999 I wrote ‘Connect Your Breath’, a booklet with accompanying CD. See below for more details.