MY APPROACH TO BREATHING & STRESS RESILIENCE

 

 
 

Developing free and responsive breathing, and learning to guide your attention fruitfully in specific contexts, can help you relax, focus, and improve the experience of whatever you do.

Basic Approach
Rather than pursuing a predetermined path, we’ll work together to clarify your needs and discover what’s really useful.

Focus Areas
Depending on your needs, we can focus on these and other areas:

  • Learning what helps relieve your stress, reduce overwhelm in stressful situations, and use aspects of stress in helpful ways.

  • Developing greater freedom in your breathing.

  • Learning mindfulness and other practices to be more fluidly present and able to focus on what matters.

  • Developing greater presence.

  • Learning how breathing can help you speak or sing from your core.

My Influences
I am a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®--which offers a wealth of perspective and exercises on breathing. I have also completed three years of training in Somatic Experiencing® (a training program for stress relief and trauma resolution). Depending on your needs, I may also draw from a variety of other approaches

Approaches to Learning
The work is conceptual, experiential and practical, and the emphasis changes as needed. 

  • Why Conceptual? Because how you understand something affects how you do it. Many people, even after study, have narrow, inaccurate, and unhelpful ideas about breathing.

  • Why Experiential? Because it’s not enough just to understand something. In order to learn something deeply, you also need to be able to experience it directly.

  • Why Practical? Because it’s important for our work to be useful outside of the studio.

 
 

What I Offer: