“Our breath unites body, mind and soul and helps opening the door to wisdom.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Our breath is the most vital physical process, influencing the activity of every single cell and is inevitably connected to the function of our brain.

Our condition is displayed in our breathing pattern and shows

  • the emotional condition of a person
  • shaping experiences of the past
  • openness and the capability of empathy
  • the extent of need for control
  • will power
  • the capability to trust and to be calm
  • the degree of connection between intuition and reason
  • acute or suppressed setbacks, resentment, traumata
  • the requirement of daring to move forward
  • the need for rest
  • the general attitude to life: easy flow or melancholy, stagnation and control

From a psychological point of view, we only use 30% of our breathing capacity and thus only a fraction of our vital energy.

The consequences:

  • chronic tension
  • suppression of creativity and vitality
  • fatigue and declining motivation
  • bottled-up negativity

Cells with too little oxygen are more prone to diseases like cancer. Early on we have learned to “pull ourselves together” when we experience uncomfortable situations or joy. The breath turns flat or we stop breathing – mostly in order not to experience the stress.

This does not dissolve stress, it only suppresses it. The stress is stored in the cells and keeps on working in our sub-consciousness.

Through breathing techniques, these blockades can be dissolved. We experience an increased connection to our creativity and a much higher level of energy.

How does Breath Coaching work?

Through different practices, you get to know your breathing system and your individual breathing pattern. You learn to enlarge your breathing spectrum and to breath powerfully, fluently and consciously again.

Breath Coaching can be done in groups or in private sessions.

An individual Breath Work session starts with an initial coaching conversation in which blockades and individual topics are analysed and evaluated. This work includes elements from acupressure and the strong effects of a clear intention. The focus is rather on the goals and condition you want to reach than on what you don’t want anymore. We prefer working with a ‘towards motivation”

“One session is equivalent to about two years of psychotherapy.” (Henry Rohrberg, Ph.D., Psychologist)