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Freedom with every breath

SOMATIC BREATHWORK

Are you a curious, open-minded person who wants to explore what lies beneath the surface?

  • Experiencing roadblocks in your self-growth or repeating the same old patterns. 

  • Having difficulty breathing?

  • Challenges managing your moods? 

  • Experiencing tension that won't budge?

  • Perhaps you've done a lot of cognitive/talk therapy and sense your body is still holding onto things.

  • Are you looking for a natural way to explore and shift your everyday experience? 

 

In this practice, you will consciously explore your unconscious using a compassionately guided breathing process known to facilitate the release of stored stress from your body and help you access insight. 

"Joy provides a safe supportive environment to allow a deep, healing connection to self through somatic breathwork. I feel a bit transformed after each session."

Danielle McLarty

-M.A. Clinical Psychology 

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"Breathwork with Joy has been an important piece of my recovery puzzle. I feel hopeful and in charge of my life again."

Corinna Chichiluk

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Somatic Breathwork is a transformational journey that strategically weaves together the power of Conscious Connected Breathwork, mindful somatic inquiry, and sound. This...
Private Breathwork Journey In-Person
1 hr 30 min
$145

What can I expect during a session?

Your session begins with review of your intake questionnaire. Depending on your unique needs, a session may consist of:

  • Somatic inquiry (exploring the sensations that arise during intake discussion).

  • You are guided into conscious, connected, circular breathwork (full vibrant inhale, relaxed exhale with no pauses), whereby you are able to have vivid and mindful, somatic experiences while being deeply present.

  • The experiences vary with each individual at each session. They may include (not limited to), awareness of sensation, physical and emotional release, visualizations, memory recall, or simply nurturing rest. It is best to have no expectations.

  • I guide and hold space for your process by observing, inquiring, listening, and at times applying gentle pressure to specific areas of your body (when in person and with permission) based on my training. Your body leads the way.

  • The first time, you may simply experience a new way to breathe, relax into presence and practice letting go.

 

How does this work?

Physiologically, this breathing process lowers your body's carbon dioxide levels, which in turn alters your state of consciousness. The body is innately intelligent and our awareness is brought to whatever needs to be resolved during the process. The breath acts as a bridge between the conscious and unconscious, between the mind, body and the spirit and attunes us to our deep intuition.

 

What are the possible benefits of this practice?

  • Feeling lighter and free of burdening emotions

  • Experiencing insights

  • Release of suppressed emotions and tension

  • Recall of memories (and caution for those with history of trauma)

  • Improved sense of well-being

 

This practice is not suitable for everyone. Different Somatic and Breathwork practices are recommended for these conditions:

  • Contagious respiratory diseases

  • Cardiovascular disorders (uncontrolled high BP, aneurysms, history of heart attacks, myocarditis, atrial fibrillation) 

  • Advanced kidney disease and diabetes 

  • Severe breathing disorders

  • Detached retina and glaucoma 

  • Pregnancy

  • PTSD/cPTSD 

  • Bi-polar Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Contact Joy to discuss your unique needs

 

Somatic Breathwork is a transformational journey that strategically weaves together the power of Conscious Connected Breathwork, mindful somatic inquiry, and sound. This...
Private Breathwork Journey In-Person
1 hr 30 min
$145

Are you new here and not sure if this is for you? 
 I recommend you book a 1:1 Somatic Session first to explore if this process is right for you. Introductory Somatic sessions include an assessment and may incorporate a shorter version of this process, if appropriate.

Increase your embodied self-awareness, improve your ability to self-regulate, while acknowledging and releasing stored stress from your body with; ~ Somatic Inquiry ~ Bre...
Private Somatic Session In-Person
1 hr 30 min
$145
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