Breathwork/Rebirthing Training 200h, starting November 2022
What is breathwork
Rebirthing/breathwork is a technique based on connected conscious breathing. It is a fully experiential technique, by which the practitioner can overcome the so-called primary trauma, which defines one’s life and relationships on an unconscious level.
In whatever area one is experiencing stagnation or blockages, one can heal by recognizing and healing his or her own primary trauma. This primary trauma is initiated either at conception, or in fetal life, at birth, and in the early years of life up to about 3 years of age.
Conception and embryonic life
Before a soul comes into the material world there is a relationship between two individuals. This relationship and their desire to bring a child into the world is the beginning of the creation of a new life. The new person comes into a protected environment, in the womb, where all of its needs are immediately met, but emotionally it is nourished by both parents. Whatever the mother and father feel or think has a direct impact on the embryo, which without any logical processing, records the emotions and stores them in the body, in its muscular structure. From the first moment of conception the embryo stores memories, and continues to store memories throughout fetal life. If for example one parent does not want the pregnancy the child will struggle all its life to be accepted by people and especially by people of the same sex as the parent who did not accept it with joy.
After 9 months of embryonic life comes the moment of birth. While the fetus was perfectly protected and attached to the mother suddenly comes the moment when the womb cannot hold it. It starts to become uncomfortable and the only option is to exit through the birth canal. The fetus must face this terrifying prospect and come out on its own, face the possibility of death and breathe on its own. This whole process is traumatic, it is the greatest trauma of the human condition. The child imprints every detail of every emotion he or she experiences in this process and every time they goes to make a transition in their life they will subconsciously create this scenario. So if a child comes into the world with difficulty, for example because the mother didn’t have proper dilation, that child will feel that everything in life is hard to do without “support”. It subconsciously attracts people and situations that continually confirm this scenario until the person believes that this is life.
At birth the greatest trauma of the new soul has been created. However, in the first few years of life as an individual now separated from the mother, it will add other important yet completely unconscious memories, as the prefrontal lobe has not yet formed. So how it will be nurtured by the mother, how it will be supported by the father, how it will be accepted in the family will build new patterns in the child’s subconscious mind, which will tie in with the primary trauma. For example, if the mother has other priorities and the child experiences indifference or abandonment, they will feel alone and this will come to add other ramifications to the primary trauma. Each offshoot of course will always lead to the trauma of birth.
The school trauma
When it is time for the child to go to school, it will again have to be separated from the new security of the family. It will have to socialize, be accepted, accomplish things. This is where all the previous traumas will be awakened and experienced again, also creating new patterns in the subconscious mind. In school children are sometimes aggressive and very strict with any peculiarity another child may have. So many times a child may not be accepted and will naturally experience rejection, loneliness and sadness. Even the comparison and discrimination of children by teachers create various new offshoots of fear in the minds of children.
And that’s how we all grow up, become adults and try to succeed in our work, relationships and family. Of course, in our every effort to act and evolve, this whole subconscious mind scheme will awaken and materialize. For what we experience has already been created in the subconscious and then projected into the material world. So we create dependency relationships, we are afraid to connect, afraid to act, afraid to change… afraid to… and we are constantly experiencing similar situations just with different people or in different places. All people’s lives are a constant reliving of the trauma of birth.
Rebirthing/breathwork is the healing of this trauma. The rebirther/breathworker takes on the role of “midwife” or “parent”, on a symbolic level, creating an environment of total acceptance, safety and love for the patient. Breathing brings more oxygen to the body and muscles. In the muscles lies the subconscious memory of the birth trauma. Once the patient feels safe, breathing revives this fear in the body and the patient is now aware of it. Awareness is the beginning of healing, after awareness comes acceptance and everything changes in life. So life has a different dynamic after a cycle of rebirthing therapy. The person who has accepted this energy from the breath changes radically. He or she sets goals and achieves them, life flows, they experience security in this universe, they have a constant sense of being on track, they expand awareness and consciousness. It is literally like being reborn as they change the shape of their mind and thus create a new reality, clearly more creative.
Training in the rebirthing/breathwork technique is along two axes. One axis concerns the mental understanding of the function of birth trauma and its aftermath in a person’s life. The other axis concerns the experiential experience of the personal trauma of the emerging healer. The more deeply a therapist touches his or her own trauma, the more he or she will help his or her patients touch their own. The training leads each participant to delve into the scenario of their own birth and the effect of that scenario on their lives today. They explore their relationship to life, people, parents, money. The goal is for all theory to become experiential knowledge so that it can support other people on this path.
A very important part is the practical exercise under the guidance of the instructor. In these two cycles of 10 sessions the trainee will work deeper on his own trauma and also understand the relationship between therapist and patient.
Rebirthing/breathwork training is a comprehensive personal transformation practice. Anyone who experiences this transformation becomes a light and illuminates the path of others.
- Breathing and respiratory system
- Function of breathing in the physical and energy body
- Pranayama techniques
- Technique of breathwork
- What is the mind
- Metaphysics (process of realization)
- Emotion and emotional mind
- Subconscious and unconscious
- Prenatal and perinatal psychology
- The trauma of birth
- Inherited or generational trauma
- Personal lies and negative beliefs
- Inner child
- Therapeutic writing
- Forgiveness exercises
- Trauma healing with breathing
- Dharma: the purpose of the soul, the unique gift that everyone brings to the world
- Work as a contribution to the universe and the society
- Money and the human relationship to money
- Creating abundance and prosperity
- The relationship with God
- Love relationships
- Relationships as the basis for human development
- Relationships with the opposite sex, relationships with parents, relationships with children
- Anatomy of the physical and the energy body
- The influence of the energy body on the physical body
- Subconscious death urge
- The source of illness
- Fears, phobias, stress management
- The healing relationship
- The dynamics between the therapist and the patient
- Breathing with open eyes
- Breathing in the mirror
- The 5 elements of nature
- Breathing in water (hot water and cold water rebirthing)
- Healing conscious nutrition
- The assimilation time will be different for everyone. Coming to contact with this knowledge should be treated with humility. It is advisable to go deeper into one’s personal experience with the breath, allowing time for the breath to reveal one’s inner knowing
- You will be given a bibliography and a manual with the curriculum materials
- Upon completion of the entire first training course, a certificate of attendance for the theoretical part of Breathwork and YAI 200H certification in pranayama, breathwork and Indian philosophy will be given.
Basic Training Study Guide
The breathwork training is for people who want to improve their quality of life and promote self-awareness and self-healing. If one intends to practice breathwork professionally, the following are required:
– Completion of the advanced breathwork 200h training
– Completion of the full course of advanced breathwork (1 year)
– Completion of the full course of basic and advanced breathwork;
– Complete personal therapy, with a minimum of 45 individual breathwork sessions (1 year)
– Attendance of 100% of the training hours of the basic and advanced training
– In case of forced absence, individual sessions will be made up for which will be charged in addition to the cost of the training
– Basic degree or postgraduate training in psychology, or training in psychotherapy (any approach) or mental health counselling
– Practical training on 2 individuals, 10 sessions on each person with a corresponding 10 supervisions, to explore the trauma of birth to 2 individuals
Advanced Breathwork 200h, starting September 2021
Advanced breathwork is a follow-up course to the basic training and aims to deepen and experientially educate on the philosophy and theory of breathwork. This training lasts 3 years with one 5hour session per month for 10 months each year. Specifically, the curriculum includes the following topics:
Advanced material 200h:
– Self-care and integration of breathwork into daily routine
– Intuition & Awareness
– Presence in the moment
– Self-responsibility and emotional adulthood
– Professional responsibility
– Recognition of dependency relationships
– Intimacy in relationships
– Cooperation and commitment
– Five elements
– Stages of a breathing session
– The role of energy, energy as a vehicle for thoughts and feelings
– Moving energy with the breath
– Variety of experiences e.g. pain, yawning, ecstasy, tetany, suspended breathing etc.
– Recognition of emotions in breathing
– Intuition its advantages and limitations
– Verbal interventions
– Creative power of beliefs
– Active listening
– Body language and what happens to the body during expression, eye contact
– Fear & Phobias
– Family Dynamics
Paschalia Kasidou is a professional member and follows the professional code of ethics of the International Breathwork Foundation