BREATHWORK

Breathwork works powerfully and quickly, creating space for deep transformation within. 

A more loving, compassionate, clear and courageous experience of you lies on the other side of the breath.

WHAT IS BREATHWORK?

Transformational Breathwork is an active meditation technique that uses the breath to purge the body and nervous system of emotional debris. It is deeply cathartic and has the capacity to move and transform stuck emotional energy.
 
When we clear our stuck emotions – all the thwarted experiences of sadness, fear and anger – our brains become more coherent and our nervous systems soothed. We start to feel calmer and clearer, and more able to live with courage, compassion and confidence.
 
It helps to bypass our thinking brain, quiets the incessant mind chatter and allows us to drop into our bodies. A noisy mind may experience true peace and stillness for the first time. Instead of listening to our heads as we usually do, Breathwork gifts us the space to really hear our hearts.
 
Breathwork offers an opportunity to connect to our life force energy, the loving presence that exists within each of us. The more often and more deeply we connect with this space, the more our embedded conditioning starts to transform and we find ourselves released from painful patterns.
 
It can help:
 

• release us from the grip of anxiety and shift stagnant feelings of inertia and depression

• transform our thought-life from one of darkness and despair to one of softness and ease

• to feel grounded, rooted and safe within our own bodies

• gain clarity where there was confusion, and uncover courage where there was fear

Breathwork reaches our buried pockets of pain in a way that many other methods can’t. It can dissolve layers and layers of fear, grief and shame stored in our tissues and make way for an entirely different relationship with ourselves – one which is rooted in self-love, self-compassion and gentleness.

 

The pattern of breath I work with is about uncovering, unfurling, undoing. It is about deep healing.

If you’re looking for a way to feel more at home in your own skin, a way to understand yourself more clearly, and a way to move in the world with more ease, more peace and more flow, Breathwork could be for you.

The Payoff:

1:1 Breathwork sessions offer a safe and tender space to explore and release unprocessed emotions.
 
By allowing and sensing our feelings instead of squashing and suppressing them, they tend to cease silently puppeteering our lives and decisions.
 
We learn to approach whatever arises in us with curiosity and compassion, instead of judgement, and as a result, big overwhelming feelings tend to lessen in frequency and intensity.
 
We can then receive the gifts:
 

• life energy is unblocked and flows more easily

• our nervous systems calm & bodies relax

• clarity grows

• we feel a sense of freedom and empowerment 

• we experience more love, kindness, empathy, joy, delight, awe and gratitude

 

“Breathwork has been a revelation – a powerful source for self discovery and deep physical and mental healing.

Cognitively the shift in destructive thought processing has been incredible. 

Olivia is a wonderful guide. Her infectious warmth is balanced beautifully with instinctive insight and a nurturing approach towards self curiosity and reflection. With her support I have been able to trust the process, embrace vulnerability and find a deep sense of contentment and joy with my situation.

Rhonda K.

 

Breathwork can support in:

• the release of buried emotions  
• uncovering limiting beliefs
• developing healthier thought patterns
• shifting feelings of anxiety and depression
• experiencing your body as safe
• feelings of profound peace within
• creating a new perspective on old behaviour
• dissolving defences and opening the heart
• experiencing revelations and seeing previously unseen connections
• making space for clarity where there was confusion
• addiction recovery
 

By inducing an alternate state of consciousness, Breathwork is a practise that bypasses our cognitive and intellectual attempts to ‘fix’ ourselves and one that heals us at an invisible cellular level.  

Words can neither conjure nor convey the alchemic power of Breathwork. It needs to be experienced to be believed.
 

If you’d like to experience the magical capacities of your own breath – the heart medicine that lies within you – I am available for 1:1 healing sessions as well as group Breathwork.

The pranayama yogic breath I work with is taught by world renowned master David Elliott, with whom I trained. This breath is not about relaxation – it is about uncovering, unfurling, undoing. It is about deep healing.

WHAT A SESSION LOOKS LIKE

1:1 sessions are typically 75-80 mins long.
 
We will start with conversation – to uncover what’s currently weighing on your heart and what feels difficult right now – then move into the active breath for 25 mins during which I will intuitively guide and support you.
 
This is followed by a deliciously nourishing 10-15 min relaxation and integration, after which there will be time for questions and sharing about your experience.
 

3 or 6 MONTH 1:1 HEALING JOURNEY

A deeply nurturing space – an enveloping bubble of support – utilising the magic of Breathwork to explore your emotional landscape.

 

This is for you if:

• you’re feeling stuck

• you’re needing to process and release some deep rooted pain

• you’re navigating a big life transition

• you’re struggling to shift a pattern or habit

• you’re needing to feel held and supported

 

We meet weekly for the first month, then fortnightly.

In between sessions you will have 1:1 support from me including, but not limited to:

• intuitively created bespoke journal prompts to invite deep self-reflective enquiry

• suggested supportive solo practices and actions

• texts and voice notes

HOW IT WORKS

- THE BIOLOGY

Breathwork oxygenates the hypothalamus gland which releases endorphins and neuropeptides, creating a sense of peace and well-being.

The parts of the brain that usually talk to each other effectively get shut down, allowing access to different pathways and different parts of ourselves that we may have buried.

The technique also stimulates the vagus nerve, which helps combat anxiety and shuts down “fight, flight, or freeze” response. This then helps re-regulate the nervous system after being in a dysregulated state (which often accompanies the experience of trauma). 

GROUP SESSIONS

Experience Breathwork in a group setting in one of my Breathwork circles.

Breathing together in circle offers a deeply connecting, nurturing way to explore Breathwork. You will be guided on an experiential journey of release and self discovery, utilising a blend of Breathwork, journaling and an invitation for sharing.

My intention is always to create a safe space for everyone’s voices to be heard, not just mine. 

When we sit in circle, we open up the opportunity for our voices and our breath to create space for inner transformation. We privately but collectively bloom together.

6 WEEK BREATHWORK BUBBLE

A transformational 6 week Breathwork journey of self-discovery and inner healing.

This deeply nurturing bubble of support and tenderness is designed to hold you, wherever you are in your healing journey.

“After 6 weeks I no longer feel like I’m crumbling on the inside… After a lifetime in teaching I had lost myself, having built up protective layers to stop myself feeling. Breathwork has taught me to feel more and think less, creating a deeper sense of calm and contentment. I’ve also felt able to let go of the negative feelings I’d been holding towards myself. Olivia is an amazingly skilled facilitator. I feel so lucky to have found her and the quiet, calm strength she exudes made me feel so well supported.”
– Rachel G.

WEEK 1

Opening the Heart

– setting the foundation for healing with self-love and self-acceptance

WEEK 2

Transforming Fear & Anxiety

– unpacking & discovering what lies beneath fear

WEEK 3

The Voices in Our Heads

– changing the relationship with our thoughts

WEEK 4

Developing Intuition & Self-Understanding

– cultivating an inner dialogue between mind and body

WEEK 5

Emotional Rainbow

– exploring and understanding our emotional landscape

WEEK 6

Setting Boundaries

– creating a supportive sanctuary within

Next 6 week course starts Saturday 7th October 2023.

BOOK A 1:1 SESSION

A 80-85 min private session is priced at £75.

(£55 for those on low income/ benefits.)

Sessions are either in-person in my home studio (Leicester, UK) or online via Zoom.