What is Clarity Breathwork
Clarity Breathwork (formerly known as Rebirthing) is a powerful process of healing and transformation. It deeply supports the clearing away of old energies, patterns, conditioning, negative thoughts and emotions and opens the doors wide for new life and greater consciousness. Most of us don’t breathe fully, we hold back the breath and have been doing so most of our lives. When we start to breathe fully and consciously we are easily able to release what we have been holding and open to an incredible expansion of consciousness, including greater forgiveness and self-love. This inner change brings about shifts in our outer lives for the better.
Breathwork emerged out of the consciousness era of the 60′s to support people in addressing core issues held in the subconscious while also expanding consciousness in order to contact one’s Essence — healing our false sense of separation. Clarity Breathwork supports people to release stress and tension, heal and resolve trauma, gain deeper insights into current life issues, and access one’s own internal healing energy, creativity and greater knowing.
Clarity Breathwork helps to activate the subconscious mind and bring awareness and insights not easily accessed through traditional therapy. Breath opens the energy channels in the body and allows what we have been holding onto to surface and be released. This may be suppressed emotional material, physical blocks in the body, old beliefs structures and identifications, old memories, fight/flight/freeze patterns, and addictions. Clarity Breathwork combines counseling and insight as well as a somatic experiential process where clients gain a deep level of insight, release emotional baggage and actually feel the patterns shifting and transforming at a deep cellular level.
What is a session like?
Every session involves in-depth intuitive counseling, somatic exploration, and one hour of circular connected breathing practice. The first session includes a thorough interview where you explore and discuss current life situations as well as what you know about your birth, childhood, and family patterns, and how they may be affecting your life. You then set intentions for your session series. After sharing, you will be guided in a one hour breathing practice and receive one on one support to unravel deeper layers of held tension, stress, belief systems, suppressed emotions and open to a greater sense of well being. The Clarity Breathwork process helps to dissolve the past tensions that you have stored on a cellular level, thus making it possible to experience more energy and aliveness. At the close of the session, there is time to share your experience, integrate and understand the process on a deeper level. Your practitioner will offer relevant suggestions and possible assignments to work with until your next session. These are designed to support you in integrating the work into your daily life.
Why is a Clarity Breathwork Practitioner Important?
A Clarity Breathwork Practitioner is a professionally trained facilitator who guides your breath in a way that enables the transformational process to occur. The practitioner also guides and supports you through the variety of feelings, thoughts, and body sensations you may experience during a session. The trained Clarity Breathworker is highly skilled at helping you identify and trace complex issues in your life to their origins in your unconscious belief systems, emotions and nervous system.
How do I begin?
The first level of this work calls for a series of private sessions. We recommend a minimum of a series of 10 sessions to begin with. The frequency of the sessions is usually once a week or every other week. Sometime sessions are spaced further apart if needed. The purpose of committing to a series of sessions is to build a relationship of trust and to maintain that relationship long enough to realize and integrate the cumulative results. After the series of 10 sessions you may decide to continue on or work with a Practitioner of the opposite sex. In most people’s experience, a relatively short-term commitment to this process brings long-term and life transforming results.
Benefits of Clarity Breathwork:
- Reduces stress and increases energy, aliveness & sense of well-being
- Releases toxins, emotions, and stagnant energy from the cells of the body
- Allows old emotions, memories and past traumas to arise and release in a safe and gentle way
- Helps understand the source of dis-ease and supports the release of physical symptoms
- Unravels relationship/intimacy issues and supports one to embrace and heal old wounds of abandonment, loss & rejection
- Helps one attract new relationships
- Increases flow, ease, joy, and pleasure in life and relationships
- Accesses expanded states of consciousness, including higher guidance and clarity about one’s path and life purpose
- Supports the release of limiting thoughts, patterns and imprints from birth, childhood, and past lives
- Opens and enhances creativity and expression
- Healing the wound of your imagined separation
- Increases experience of inner peace
- Allows a feeling of being connected to, and caring for yourself, the earth, and all beings
- Transcends the mind and emotions and supports the awakening to the truth of who you really are
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” Buddha
Our philosophy is that we effect and co-create our realities with our thoughts, beliefs, what we focus on, and energy imprints held in the body/mind (conscious and unconscious). Research has shown that approximately 80% of our thoughts/beliefs are repetitive and unconscious; therefore we live much of our lives co-creating our lives without our conscious intent. Clarity BreathworkTM is a brilliant tool for accessing thoughts and imprints held in the unconscious mind, and helping them to release out of the cells of the body.
Many times people come to our practice after having learned about themselves through more traditional psychological counseling, and now wanting to take their growth and healing to the next level. Clarity BreathworkTM provides this opportunity by both
creating an even deeper understanding of ones unconscious thoughts and patterns, and then actually breathing them out of the energy system and physical/emotional body. Even more, Clarity BreathworkTM opens us to an awareness of spirit and an expanded sense of our true selves.
Our purpose is to awaken to the truth of who we are. Our practice is to take responsibility for our lives, to go beyond blame or judgment, and to have the courage to meet, acknowledge and bring compassion to what is. With love and tenderness we heal our past wounds and traumas and allow completion to naturally occur. From this place we can move into acceptance, love and gratitude.
History of Clarity Breathwork
Breath as a portal to higher consciousness has been used for thousands of years. In the East many different yogic techniques like Pranayama emphasized the importance of conscious breathing. The Buddha in his Anapanasati Sutra taught mindfullness of the in and out breath as a practice to awaken from the illusion of separation.
Clarity Breathwork evolved out of Rebirthing, founded by Leonard Orr in the 1970’s and taught worldwide by both Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray. Many of the basic approaches that we employ grew out of this work. We honor the powerful pioneering that both Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray did to bring Rebirthing to the world and the global breathwork community.
In 1999, we decided to differentiate our work from Rebirthing, and call it Clarity BreathworkTM. We did this for several reasons. We found the term “Rebirthing” limiting in its implication that the purpose of this work was solely to address re-experiencing and healing birth trauma. Although we find all aspects of birth, which includes womb time, conception and delivery to be very powerful, we also wanted the name of our work to encompass the much wider range of issues that can emerge through practicing conscious, connected breathing. These may stem from childhood, societal conditioning, livelihood and money, sexuality and relationships, past lives, death and dying, and so on. The new name emphasizes the change in consciousness that results from this process.
We also wanted to differentiate our work from Rebirthing’s emphasis on physical immortality. Our focus is more on learning to be more fully alive and present in our lives from moment to moment, embracing and meeting the impermanent nature of physical reality and the eternal reality of Spirit.
Our desire in creating Clarity Breathwork was to certify practitioners that we determined had the degree of training and practice to qualify as professional practitioners. When you choose a Certified Clarity Breathworker you know that they have had to meet many requirements and have gone through a complete training program.
We continue to evolve, incorporating new trainers, modalities and teachings. We integrate ancient and current teachings of both East and West. We are influenced by the teachings of Adyashanti, Eckart Tolle, Byron Katie, Gangaji, Dr. Peter Levine, Marshall Rosenberg and many others, with our main teacher being Presence itself.