Mindful Breath

Integrating the Science and Practice of Breathwork for Mental Wellness

Megan Callus
Megan Callus

In this conference session, participants will delve into the transformative potential of breathwork within the integration of somatic practices in mental health counseling. The session commences with a comprehensive exploration of the science behind breathwork, exploring its profound impact on the brain and nervous system and its capacity to foster greater presence. Various breathwork techniques, such as diaphragmatic breathing, coherence breathing, and the physiological sigh will be introduced, emphasizing their scientific foundations and immediate applicability. The session will delve into the specific role of breathwork in reducing anxiety, providing participants with insights into its ability to regulate the autonomic nervous system and enhance emotional well-being.

Each inhalation and exhalation allows us to access the peace, presence and calm that is our natural state of being. We will explore the implications of intentional breathing to balance the nervous systems and tap into the totality of infinity that is available to each person.

Learning Objectives:
  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the science behind breathwork for mental wellness.
  • Explore diverse breathwork techniques and their immediate applicability in mental health counseling.
  • Integrate intentional breathing practices into therapeutic interventions with cultural sensitivity.
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