Frequently Asked Questions

What is Breathwork (Rebirthing)?

Breathwork is a breathing technique using conscious connected breath. By breathing in this way over a prolonged period, usually for an hour, your body becomes energized and a state of altered consciousness is reached. During this time memories and emotions may surface along with physical tensions and sensations.
Allowing these feelings to be experienced can lead to conscious realisations about patterns in one’s life resulting in the ability to make changes. The results can include healing on many levels, physical, emotional and spiritual. By the end of the session a deep sense of relaxation may be reached, bringing with it a lasting sense of well-being.

Is it a cult or religion?

No. Breathwork is a breathing technique. It is not a religion. You will bring to it your own spiritual beliefs. And if you have no spiritual beliefs none will be forced upon you. You will be working with energy – it doesn’t matter what you call it. Breathworkers respect most systems of thought and belief.

How many sessions should I do?

It is usually recommended that you undertake a series of 10 sessions over a period of time, taking time between each session to assimilate realisations and change. To commit to a series of sessions is to commit to creating change in your life.

Is it hyperventilation?

Breathwork is not hyperventilation. It is conscious connected breathing. Your Breathworker is there to guide you and keep you safe.

What difference will Breathwork make to my life?

Breathwork is a powerful tool. It brings about change by releasing physical and emotional tensions. It can bring to your awareness unconscious beliefs and patterns of behaviour allowing you to clear them.

Is it safe?

Breathwork is a simple breathing technique facilitated by a Breathworker to ensure that you are safe. It is not recommended that you attempt the technique on your own until you have undertaken at least 10 sessions with a Breathworker.

Does it always work?

Every session is different. It is important that you let go of the need to control the session and trust that your needs will be met. Provided you are committed to breathing and staying conscious you will experience benefit.

How will I know if this will be useful to me?

It seems that if you have been drawn to investigate this technique then it will be of benefit to you. Anyone who is prepared to take personal responsibility for their lives can use the technique and gain benefit from it. Breathwork is based on the concept ‘Thought is creative’. In simple terms this means that your life is a reflection of what you think and believe. If want different results, then you must change your thinking. Identifying the beliefs and patterns which run in your life can help you make the change.
It is recommended that you take the time to find the Breathworker who suits you and with whom you feel comfortable.

What can happen?

There are many different approaches and a number of ways to breathe, so every session is different You are unique and each session will be influenced by your state of mind at the time and your health, emotions and physical fitness. Some of the things you may experience are changes of temperature (feeling hot or cold), emotional release of sadness, anger or fear etc. tightness, tingling, cramping, perspiration, memories of past events, recent and back to early childhood, birth and conception, and memories of past lifetimes,. At the end of the session you will usually experience a feeling of deep relaxation and bliss.
During and often following the session you may have realisations which lead to understanding of patterns and situations in your life.

What do I need to do?

Your Breathworker will guide you in the process. It is very simple. It is usually done lying down. Your Breathworker will sit beside you and guide you into a relaxed breathing rhythm. He/she is also available for support physically and energetically during the session. Within a 2-3 hour consultation the breathing may take from 60 to 90 minutes.