Breathwork is a great modality to work with anxiety and/or depression. Many people have gotten tremendous relief from anxiety by doing breathwork. One example testimonial from one of our participants who got a tremendous amount of relief from long-term anxiety doing Neurodynamic Breathwork is on our homepage at the bottom (the woman–Amparo, not the man).
If you decide to go ahead with the breathwork, some of your sessions may be intense and difficult as the root cause of the anxiety may come up for processing. Your psyche has a drive towards wholeness so when given the chance, it tries to process through and release emotional imbalances and physical manifestations of negative thinking patterns. If you are ok with that happening, breathwork can make a profound difference in your life.
If you have some concern regarding your ability to process through some possibly difficult experiences without a high level of support, you may want to have a “sitter” with you when you breathe, at least for the next few sessions, i.e. someone that you trust that sits next to you and is available to hold your hand or hug you if you need that type of emotional support during your session. If you do that, just make sure that the person is instructed not to interfere in your process unless you specifically ask them to do something. Another option would be to wait until in-person breathwork is available again where you are in the physical presence of a facilitator and do that instead of the online version. But, ultimately there is no right or wrong answer on this.
I believe that if you look inside and check in with yourself, not your ego mind self, but Your Self (we call it IGI – Inner Guiding Intelligence), you will get a sense of whether this modality is right for you at this time or if it is better to wait. And, if you do decide that it is better to wait, there is nothing wrong with that. Part of the purpose of Neurodynamic Breathwork is to start connecting with and trusting your own IGI more. If you do proceed, if it feels right, please keep me updated after your next session or two if anything comes up that you are uncertain about or if you just want to give me feedback on how it is going.
If you would like to try a free Online Breathwork session, please go here.
Our live, virtual Neurodynamic Breathwork Online sessions are hosted using the Zoom conferencing software and last approximately 100 minutes. We offer sessions 6 – 7 times per week, so this is a great modality if you want to create a regular breathwork practice. Click here to find out more about our online breathwork process.