Working with the Body and the Breath

We often ignore the resources of our bodies, as we overly depend on our thinking and thoughts to solve our problems. I work with breath exercises and visualisation techniques that help to quieten the mind, and guide the participant to discover the support and insight that the body and imagination can give when we listen to it.

When we are stressed or anxious, or we are feeling something difficult, one of the first things that happens is we stop breathing properly. Our breath becomes shallow which results in less oxygen circulating to our brain, and then our bodies work overtime with less resources to support them.

So breathing properly can help us return to a naturally calm state, but it can also be directed to guide the mind in exploring the body-mind for creative resources and new ways of seeing and experiencing situations.