Firstly please ensure that you have listened to the Breathwork Protocol Episode in full before attending.
It helps to ensure that we feel safe and comfortable. So ideally you'll be lying down on a yoga mat or bed, perhaps with a small blanket under your head but not a full pillow as this can impede the breath.
Ensure that no one will interrupt you during the journey, turn off all notifications, ideally use wireless headphones of some sort and if you like you can also wear an eye mask during the journey.
It's also helpful to have a pen and journal nearby to write in afterwards for reflections and integrating any aspects of your experience.
Finally, please ensure that none of the following breathwork contraindications apply to you:
🙅♂️ Medical Contraindications
Osteoporosis that is serious enough whereby moving around actively could cause potential issues.
High Blood Pressure that is not controlled with medication.
Cardiovascular disease and/or irregularities including prior heart attack
Strokes, seizures, TIAs or other brain/neurological condition or disease
If either you have had an aneurysm or if two members in your immediate family have had one.
Use of prescription blood-thinning medications such as Coumadin
Asthma (if you have asthma you can participate but you must have your inhaler available)
Prior physical injuries that are not fully healed and could be re-injured through intense movement.
🙅♂️ Psychiatric Contraindications
Prior diagnosis by a health professional of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
Hospitalization for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis during the past 10 years included but not limited to a psychotic break, attempted suicide or nervous breakdown.
If you have been diagnosed with PTSD and still have strong symptoms, you are required to get your therapist’s approval to participate before you register
Any other medical, psychiatric or physical conditions which would impair or affect ability to engage in any activities that involve intense physical and/or emotional release.