Please note that Therapeutic Breathwork and Yogic Pranayama Breathing are NOT the same thing and should be approached with different intentions.
Our Breathwork Events and private Breathwork sessions involve a combination of conscious connected breathing for emotional release, and other calming breath techniques to be integrated into your daily practice.
Therapeutic Breathwork is a powerful healing modality and although usually a safe, deeply relaxing and an enjoyable process, it can result in certain physiological changes in the body that produce a mild altered-state of consciousness with physical and/or emotional release. Everyone's experience is different and each person will get out of it exactly what they need on the day, so it is each participant’s responsibility to listen to their body and look after their own physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Please be aware that Therapeutic Breathwork sessions can produce the following:
Tingling of the hands, face or feet. Dizziness or feeling light headed. Trembling, shaking or other physical sensations. Emotional experiences like crying, or laughing. Excessive energy moving through your body.
Be cognizant of your own capabilities and limits, both physical and mental, and act accordingly. If in doubt, always consult with your healthcare practitioner before taking part in any Breathwork sessions. By registering for a Breathwork Event or booking a private Therapeutic Breathwork session, you are agreeing that you have read the below information and do not have any contraindications to taking part in this process.
Therapeutic Breathwork is intended as a personal growth experience and should not be looked upon as a substitute for psychotherapy. Therapeutic Breathwork can involve dramatic experiences accompanied by strong emotional and physical release, therefore this work is not appropriate for pregnant women, persons with cardiovascular problems, glaucoma, severe uncontrolled hypertension, a diagnosis of bipolar, schizophrenia or severe psychosis, recent surgery or fractures, acute infectious illness, or epilepsy.
Mark Moon aims to provide a safe and supportive space during all Breathwork sessions. He is not a medical professional and not responsible for anything that happens during or after the breathwork session. By participating you are fully responsible for yourself. You are aware that past memories and feelings can surface and that you can be very emotional afterwards as part of your personal growth. You can always reach out to Mark via email after the event if you need any further support.
Adhere to the following precept at all times: NEVER CONDUCT THERAPEUTIC BREATHWORK IN PLACES WHERE LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS (e.g. in water, standing, whilst driving, etc.)