Breathwork FAQ

 "The session was so powerful—I struggled to formulate words to encompass the bliss, love, joy, and empowerment that was flowing through me and emanating from my being."

-Scarlett

What is Breathwork?

 

The Breathwork I teach is a three part conscious connected breathing technique. I will guide you as you breathe to a curated playlist of music. This practice is modernized pranayama which originated and has a long history in India. It comes from ancient and ancestral knowledge. Breathwork effectively gets you out of your mind (ego) and back into your body. 

Breathwork is used to facilitate intentions, having the ability to draw in what you desire while releasing stuck energy and limiting beliefs from the physical, mental, and emotional body. 

Information for your session:

How to set up for a virtual Breathwork session:

  1. Download the free zoom to your computer or device if you don’t already have it installed. I recommend you downloading the app rather than using it on your browser. You will want to sign in at least 10 minutes early (in the case that you may have technical difficulties or experience trouble logging on you'll want to be ready ahead of time).

  2. Jenny will send you the zoom meeting id/link closer to the date of your session. 

  3.  Set up your computer so that it’s next to your space. For the best experience please make sure that you are in a room with the best Internet connection speeds (close to your WiFi router).

  4. You will want to be in a private space with no distractions and in a room where you can have the music turned up as the music is part of the experience. Ensure that your phone is powered off, not in the room or on airplane mode if you are using your computer. I will play music from a curated playlist over the computer so that you can hear it from your space at home. 

  5.  It's important for me to be able to see you so that I can support you. I suggest setting up the computer so I can see you from the waist up when you’re lying down. Have some light on in the room so I can see if you’re doing the breathing technique correctly. You can turn the camera toward your chest/belly area  if you feel more comfortable. 

  6. Set up a yoga mat, blanket or whatever you want to lay on. A flat surface, without a pillow under your head is preferred. If you wish to place a pillow under your knees you may do so. 

  7.  I recommend having an eye mask, eye pillow, or facecloth to cover your eyes. I find that the light in the room can be distracting and having the eyes covered helps you to be present, listen to the music and tune into your breath. If you are sensitive to light this is helpful as well. 

  8.  A blanket is nice to have handy as temperature changes may occur when breathing.

  9. As a suggestion, you may like to have your favourite crystal beside or on you, essential oils, or incense may heighten your experience. Have a tissue and a glass of water handy for the end of your session. 

  10. It’s ideal to do Breathwork when your stomach is not too full. I suggest not eating (or drinking alcohol) just before your session. It still works if you’ve eaten, it just may feel better to not have a big meal right before. 

  11. Before we meet, It will be helpful for you to have an intention of something you'd like to release, something you'd like clarity around or manifest into your life for the session.

  12. Show up fully for your session.

Breathwork after care:

Drink plenty of water after your session and throughout the day. I recommend that you leave yourself some time to rest before you drive somewhere after your session. 

Can I stop Breathwork if I feel anxious?

Yes, of course, you are always in control. You are safe in your body. I will say that the biggest breakthroughs and transformations tend to come right after that uncomfortable moment though. You're also welcome to do a lighter breath if you're feeling any resistance. 

Can I leave the session right after I finish breathing?

Yes, I understand that everyone has their own way of processing emotions. If you would like to leave the session after you're done breathing I can send you a voice note with any after thoughts or messages that came through during our session via text or email to you if you would like or we can discuss further in your next session. 

Is Breathwork hyperventilating?

No, the breathing is done in a controlled way. Remember it is your breath and you are always in control. 

How often can I do Breathwork?

You can do breathwork as often as you like. I recommend doing it again when you feel called or that you feel like you would like to move stuck energy within your body. You can purchase one of my packages if you would like to pre-book a few sessions for yourself at a more affordable rate. 

Release Agreement:

Can I practice Breathwork if I have a history of medical conditions?

If you have any medical conditions or are currently taking medication, please consult your doctor prior to practicing Breathwork. It’s recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider (including any mental health provider) prior to practicing breathwork if you are unsure if breathwork is right for you. 

 

Breathwork can result in intense physical and emotional release. Therefore, it is not advised for persons with a history of cardiovascular disease, including angina or heart attack, high blood pressure, glaucoma, retinal detachment, osteoporosis, any significant recent physical injuries or surgeries, severe mental illness, diagnosis of schizophrenia, seizure disorders or are using major medications, blood thinning medicine.

 

Breathwork is not advised for persons with severe mental illness or seizure disorders or for persons using major medications. It is also unsuitable for anyone with a personal or family history of aneurysms. Pregnant women are advised against practicing Breathwork without first consulting and getting approval from their primary care physician. Persons with asthma should bring their inhaler and consult with their primary care physician and the Breathwork facilitator before their first session.

Should I do Breathwork instead of professional therapy?

By scheduling a session with Jenny, you understand I am not a medical doctor or professional therapist nor do I diagnose, treat or prevent any condition or advise you to alter or change any medications and always recommend you continue to see your doctor(s) and medical professionals. This therapy can bring up emotions and physical experiences, and I understand that issues arising from my participation in Breathwork although rare, can at times require additional therapeutic or supportive interventions. All healing therapies, including this Breathwork session come with their own risks, and although minimal, may both included desirable or undesirable effect.

If you have any other questions please do reach out to Jenny at jennymillerjournal@gmail.com

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