Breathwork as a Theraputic Modality: An Overview for Counselors.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Craig S. Cashwell, Professor (Creator)
J. Scott Young, Professor and Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Using the breath as a vehicle for accessing psychological material Is a topic rarely discussed In the counseling literature, despite the use of conscious engagement with the breath by many spiritual traditions for the purpose of personal transformation. This article describes 3 types of conscious breathing (circular breathing; conscious connected breathing, and fast and full breathing) and the use of therapeutic breathwork within the counseling process. The authors describe the many facets of the breathwork experience, provide a case study, and address clinical considerations when engaging in breathwork with clients.

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Counseling and Values, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 113-125.
Language: English
Date: 2010
Breath, Mindfulness, Breathwork, Sprituality, Counseling, Therapy

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