Breathwork Zurich

Make your breath work

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What is Breathwork?

The primary principle of modern breathwork, is to find energy and healing from within through the use of controlled breathing techniques rather than the use of synthetic drugs or medications.


Why it Works

Controlled breathing teaches our sympathetic nervous system in the brain to switch off its "fight or flight" response and instead activate the "rest and digest"  parasympathetic nervous system, allowing us to be less reactive and better able to cope with daily life.  
All forms of breathwork share one thing in common...they control the breath in order to bring transformation.
Every session is conducted in a safe and calm environment where together we can figure out the intention or focus that is particular to you at that exact moment in your life.  This intention or reason for trying breathwork could be different every time or it might be informed by an ongoing challenge you are facing.
I will guide you through a set of visual images, encourage you to notice sensations and recall memories and then "let you go" your attention is initially forced to focus on breathing, all other stresses and anxiety begin to melt away.  Images or clarification may appear to you, occasionally inducing feelings of contentedness or sensations of deep emotion.

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Different Kinds of Breathwork

Holotropic Breathwork:

Holotropic breathing is practiced for longer than my method and at a much faster pace. Generally, there is a longer period of integration afterward which might include talking and drawing.  While this is beautiful, most people I work with don't have time to practice this on a regular basis.

Shamanic Breathwork:

As the name might suggest, this is breathwork that involves drumming, tribal music, bodywork, art, and other indigenous themes.

Transformational Breathwork:

A trademarked form of breathwork that includes toning, sounds, screams, and banging of your hands and feet on the floor.  

Wim Hof Method:

Wim Hof, the Dutch extreme athlete, is a master in breathwork and has helped to bring science and spirituality together in a brilliant way!  He has overcome personal tragedy and physical constraints while espousing that anyone can do what he does with the right training.   His particular breathing method generally incorporates breath holds and sets of thirty breaths rather than the circular, continuous breath that I work with.