Conscious Connected Breathwork (CCB)
When we direct our attention to our breath we can alter nervous system activity, radically influencing our health, longevity, sense of fulfillment and euphoria, relationships, and life trajectory.
Scientific measurements reflect what experience has told us for centuries: tuning into our breath impacts our state of mind. Simply tending to our breath pattern alters nervous system activity (e.g. deep, slow inhales and exhales activates the parasympathetic branch turning on our innate rest, digest, restore and repair functions).
How we breathe is how we live.
Getting Physical: The CCB technique alters the ratio of oxygen : carbon dioxide in our blood and increases serum potassium (K+) (nerd out on why this matters for neural plastic change here). As we alter our internal environment, we transcend our normal perspective of reality and create lasting change. This is reflected in brain activity and mental state (see thesis). We release old stress, repressed emotions and trauma memory stored in the body, and access subconscious limiting beliefs that hold you back from living fully. This method allows us to realize our full potential, tapping into a deep resource of insight, inspiration and healing.
If you feel like your goals are always just out of reach; you are doing “all the things!” only to keep spinning a hamster wheel, getting nowhere; aren’t sure how to level up from where you are or feel uncertain how to close the gap between your life vision and where you are now; breathwork is a profound tool that assists our radical transformation.
Benefits & Outcomes
Benefits & Outcomes
Chronic stress is a major contributor to illness, disease (cardiovascular conditions, IBS, auto-immunity, chronic fatigue, and depression to name a few), and overall sense of wellbeing (1-5). Our bodies can easily get stuck in a stress response without winding down or allowing us adequate rest to repair at the cellular level or digest properly. Releasing stress from the body and training your nervous system how to access a deep relaxation state is a critical factor to optimize your health and feel-good biochemistry!
That piece of the human experience that cannot (yet) be observed or touched, an experience of love and belonging, is critical to our health and sense of purpose and fulfillment (13, 14) . It is common to experience deep and spontaneous states of meditation during breathwork, reflected through changes in neural frequency (brain activity). This is typically accompanied by connectedness and belonging. Breathwork allows us to tap into our own deep resources from which come inspiration, clarity and joy. It is well known in psychology that states become traits, the more we practice a state of being, the more it becomes part of who we are, naturally.
Chronic inflammation exacerbates pains, aches and illness in the body and mind (4-6). More recent studies investigate the close relationship between inflammation and depression (5-6). It can be easily surmised that inflammation in the gut (digestive health) lends to low energy and low moods or mood swings (5, 7-9) as well as exacerbating a variety of illness and disease (4-5). While the food we eat directly impacts the state of inflammation and pH balance in our bodies, we can also use movement and breathwork to address system-wide (whole-body) inflammation.
From complex childhood trauma to PTSD, our nervous system can get stuck in a survival response (4, 10 – 12). This impedes our ability to engage socially/relationally and function optimally in day-to-day living (4, 10-12). When we have unresolved trauma, we operate close to our maximum threshold for stimuli and stress, which can result in experiences of anxiety, anger outbursts, emotional reactions, and/or social shut down (4, 10-12). At the root of trauma, and other mental health conditions, is a dysregulated nervous system, which we train with breathwork to efficiently self-regulate, so you can be at your best in every situation.
Limiting beliefs, and associated patterns of behaviour, prevent us from realizing the life we truly want. These are often subconscious and developed in childhood as safety and survival mechanisms (4, 10-12), before we developed memories. Even when we have associated memories, these belief and behavioural patterns form during crucial stages of nervous system development; they are deeply ingrained in how our nervous system interprets and reacts to our environments. Breathwork enhances the chemical environment for neural plastic change. Release the old physiological survival response, and make room for new ways of interpreting your world.
Using this technique, we encourage maximum expansion and contraction of our diaphragms. This physically massages internal organs, increasing blood flow and prompting our organs to activate, and unwanted toxins. Body-wide blood flow is stimulated (transporting toxins through detox pathways), and the lymphatic system, a key component of our immune system, is activated (15-16).
15) Angarai, R. (2019). Physiological mechanisms behind the effectiveness of Pranayama.
16) Nestor, J. (2020). Breath.
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What our clients and other care professionals are saying about Satori Clarke Breathwork.
My experience in breathwork sessions with Satori has trickled into many other areas of my life. I have noticed a number of shifts.. The most powerful of these has been a greater connection to myself through a higher sense of physical awareness that has strengthened the ties between my mind and body and allowed me to feel more grounded day-to-day.
As someone who experiences a lot of anxiety, it has been a game-changing tool for me to move through intense emotions and emerge feeling more calm and clear which has been incredibly empowering.
“Enlightening, intriguing and surprisingly effective. I was a bit the skeptic of how effective this kind of work would be. I truly felt more in that hour of breathwork than I have in almost a year of talk therapy. I was sincerely a bit taken aback by the experience and can only imagine what kind of work could be done with ongoing counsel.”
“The experience was an amazing trip that far exceeded what I could have expected. There is really no way to truly describe how incredible it was. It seemed I was able to go deeper into the practice than I could have in the past or on my own.”
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