Breathwork, The Cure For Anxiety? with Edward Dangerfield
By Jonny Miller
If you haven't already heard of Breathwork, I think it's fair to say that you that you likely will have by the end of the year. It's exploding in popularity, in the same way that yoga and meditation has over the last decade, and I think for good reason.On a basic level breathwork is the practice of changing your breathing pattern to shift your mental, emotional and physical state... but what I deeply appreciate about Edward is his clinical approach that is backed by years of training, endocrinology research and self-experimentation mapping out the human nervous system.The aim of this conversation was to create something of a comprehensive beginners guide to breathwork and some of the areas we dive into are: 🏂 Ed's personal journey from being trapped in an avalanche and nearly dying, which led him to being a highly functioning alcoholic and depressive.😬 His experiences curing anxiety through 1-1 breathwork sessions with his clients🌬️ Why our thinking is directly influenced by our breathing🗺️ How he has been able to map certain emotions onto specific breathing patterns. 🧙♂️ What he learnt from living with the Canadian Tribal Elders 🙋♂️ Some of my personal experiences lying on Ed's breathwork table📝 Defining capacity + resiliency from the perspective of the nervous system.😲 Some of the healing that he has witnessed in his time guiding sessions: from a man who relived and processed a near-drowning experience to stories of women who have been able to process experiences of sexual abuse.Links and Further Resources:📸 Follow @edwarddangerfield and @breathworkbali 🔗 Check out BreathworkBali.com📚 Ed's Breathwork book recommendations 🔖 My friend Conni's guide to breathwork resourcesEd's Upcoming Breathwork Practitioner Trainings are a 5 Day Training in Bali (Feb 15 – 21) and a 14 Day in-depth training in BC Canada (May 15 – June 1) I will be attending both myself!