About Breathwork The Healing Modality Of Breathwork

Tarot: Parlour Game, Con or Bona Fide Resource?

Tarot decks have long been used as a harmless and fun activity. One person looks at the cards or images and makes some interpretations or projections based on how well they know the person they are reading for. Neither takes it too seriously.

Others believe it to be a form of hocus-pocus used by unscrupulous people to prise money out of trusting, or desperate people. As with any field of expertise, it is true that some practitioners are exploitative. The combination of a few bad apples and a reverence for rationalism sees many people throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

A third option is that it is used in a bona fide way. It is worth nothing that Western Psychology, or the scientific study of the mind, is a relatively new field. Freud is often dubbed as the father of Psychology. His ideas are only a century old. The sacred approach, common to tribal and ancient cultures, is much older. It sees people receiving their greatest learning from intuition, dreams and story. Carl Jung was a student of Freud’s who moved beyond his ideas, which were very ego oriented. Jung possessed more balance in terms of masculine and feminine approaches. One could say he was more soul oriented or holistic.


Beyond the Conscious Mind

Like Freud, Jung concluded that we each have our own Personal Conscious that holds all our memories and knowledge. Less than 10% of an icebergs volume is viewable from the surface. Psychology suggests that our Personal Conscious is just the minority of our real makeup.

Our Personal Unconscious holds memories we have forgotten or repressed. Not only is it harder to access, we’re generally unaware of it. Despite our ignorance, it still makes an impact and reveals itself as imbalances or neuroses in an individual. Psychology has often employed hypnosis to access these memories for therapeutic reasons. Just as hypnosis can bypass ones subconscious gatekeeper, so can the Tarot reveal repressions through their imagery. 

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Ready to Move Forward?

Many people are drawn to the Tarot in the same way people are drawn to comfort food, empty television or other escapes. They dearly want to be told that their life is going to be wonderful and everything will work out in their favor without any effort on their part.

Instead of engaging with the empowering theme of the Hero Archetype, they opt for the Orphan Archetype, which retreats into victimhood or fantasy thinking that requires no personal participation in an outcome. Lacking love, it’s easy to dream of being rescued by a prince (codependency), or lacking money, imagining a lottery win is more rewarding than dealing with the fact that one fails to practice discipline, forward planning or delayed gratification.

Carl Jung once pointed out that, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Becoming aware of your Unconscious mind and its messages for you is very valuable. But it is only when we act on things that our circumstances change.

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What is Breathwork?

"There is one way of breathing that is constricted. Then, there's another way: a breath of love that lets you open infinitely.” - Rumi.

Breathwork is a transformative healing modality that works to activate the subconscious mind and bring insights not easily accessed through conventional therapy. It helps to clear away old patterning, conditioning, fight or flight responses, as well as negative emotions and thoughts to assist people to lead more vibrant lives and access greater consciousness.

Generally, few of us breathe fully, instead, we hold back the breath and have been done for most of our lives. When we start to breathe fully and consciously we open energy channels in the body and allow what we’ve been holding onto to surface and find release. It serves to invite greater forgiveness and self-love. This inner change brings about positive shifts in our external lives.

Enlisting a qualified and experienced Breathwork practitioner ensures you feel in a safe space to let go over blame or judgment, heal past wounds and trauma, move toward acceptance as well as gratitude and find a sense of completion, which strengthens your courage to meet the future and live your best life.

Trusting the wisdom of the body bypasses the conscious mind and enables unconscious thinking and patterns to be breathed out of the energy system through the physical and emotional body. Frequently clients report having breakthroughs and abiding shifts that psychological counselling hasn’t been able to deliver.


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Origins of Breathwork

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"The mind and the breath are the king and queen of human consciousness.” - Leonard D. Orr.

Using the breath as a vehicle to higher consciousness has been utilised for millennia. The East has an array of yogic techniques such as Pranayama which highlights the importance of conscious breathing. The Buddha taught that the mindfulness of ones in and out breath is a means of moving beyond the separation illusion.

Breathwork emerged out of the spirituality movement of the 1960′s in what was first known as Rebirthing, launched by Leonard Orr. It has evolved over the decades with some practitioners advocating a rigorous technique while others a more gentle one. I use the latter.

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What a Session Involves

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“My first-hand experiences with this natural healing method have convinced me that  breathing well may be the master key to good health. I recommend breathwork to all my patients.” – Dr. Andrew Weil

The sessions are held in my yurt, which is a quiet, specifically designed healing space that overlooks a bushland area in Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains.
You will be guided in a circular connected breathing practice and receive one on one support to unravel deeper layers of held stress, belief systems, suppressed emotions and open to a greater sense of wellbeing.

The Breathwork process assists you to dissolve past tensions that you have stored on a cellular level, making it possible to experience more energy and aliveness. Research has shown that the majority of our thoughts and beliefs are both repetitive and unconscious. We impact and co-create our realities with what we focus on and the energy imprints held in the mind and body. Encouragingly, we now recognise that the brain re-wires itself, it just needs the physical body and the subconscious to help it optimally rewire.

After the session, you will have the opportunity to discuss your experience, in order to integrate it into your daily life and understand the process on a deeper level. As an experienced counsellor, I combine this skill with an intuitive approach to offer relevant suggestions and deliver a holistic experience where you gain a deep level of insight, release emotional baggage and feel the patterns shifting at a cellular level.

In addition to individual sessions, Break Your Shell Breathwork runs sessions for couples as well as group classes.


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Benefits of Breathwork

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“The Breath of Life (Spiritual Breathing) is revealing itself to be the driving force at the heart and the cutting edge of this coming leap in human development." - Dan Brule

  • Assists old emotions, memories and past traumas to surface and be released in a safe and gentle manner
  • Releases toxins and stagnant energy from the cells of the body
  • Reduces stress and tension while increasing aliveness and sense of wellbeing
  • Supports the release of physical symptoms of dis-ease
  • Increases a sense of inner peace
  • Facilitates greater interconnectedness with yourself, others and the earth
  • Accesses higher states of consciousness, including guidance and clarity about one’s path and life purpose
  • Enhances creativity, expression and increases flow and joy
  • Unravels intimacy issues and heals old wounds of abandonment, loss or rejection

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What They Are Saying

  • After almost 30 years of trying different therapies I have at last found Ginny's form of breathwork to be an absolute breakthrough as it bypasses the brain and goes straight to the body which holds all the trauma. - M Doyle

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