Self Love School
Hypnotherapy and Coaching
by Sotoda Saifi
6 Day Series of Transformation Breath Online Program
Neuro-dynamic Breath | Angel Protection Invocation | Chakra clearing | Light Code Activation
A Life-Transforming Weekly Practice!
6th June | 13 June | 20 June | 27 June | 4 July | 11th July
2h session each day
Day 1 6th June - A.A. Michael (Root Chakra)
Day 2 13th June -A.A. Ariel (Sacral Chakra)
Day 3 20th June - A.A. Chamuel (Sacral Chakra)
Day 4 27th June - A.A. Raphael (Heart Chakra)
Day 5 July - A.A. Gabriel (Throat Chakra)
Day 6 July - A.A. Metatron (Third eye + Crown)
A Life-Transforming Weekly Practice!
Neuro- Dynamic Breathwork draws on the work of William James, Carl Jung, Abraham Maslow.
It is is a type of pranayama breathing technique developed in the 1970s by Dr. Stanislov Grof, a pioneer in the field of psychedelic research for psychotherapeutic use. Dr. Stan Grof developed Neuro- Dynamic breathwork in order to achieve similar psychotherapeutic benefits that he was witnessing with his patients through using plant medicines, but without the use of psychedelics. Dr. Stan Grof began witnessing powerful results through using the Neuro- Dynamic breathing technique with patients.
Based on fundamental principle that we have all the answers inside of us. The ego mind calms down and we get access to our inner wisdom, inner guidance that everybody has.
5 Components of Breathwork
1. Intense Breathing – Deep circular breathing with a minimal pause in between the in and out breaths. There is no “right” technique, but to intensify and deepen one’s breathing.
2. Evocative Music– A music setlist is created to help drive the breathing session. The music is typically all instrumental with no distinguishable language. There are often times when music with foreign languages will be used because of the lack of context.
3. Focused Bodywork – Emotional energy can become stuck in the body. To help assist with stuck emotional or physical energy, bodywork is performed to help release the energy.
4. Expressive Drawing – After the breathwork session, participants are asked to create a mandala or drawing. This helps to process the experience without language or words and can be very symbolic. This process helps to integrate the experience.
5. Group Process– We are social creatures. As Lenny Gibson states, “we are the descendants of successful tribes.” We need one another to survive in the world. The group helps to form a safe container for participants to dive deep into their psyche and being. The group holds the space for a healing process to occur.
Participants report benefits like the following:
Get answers to key questions in your life
Connect more deeply to your life purpose
Release pent-up emotions and tention
Love and accept yourself more fully
Free yourself from your social conditioning
And sometimes it just feels good!
How will the sessions go?
Our live, virtual Neurodynamic Breathwork Online sessions last for approximately 100 minutes, and are hosted using Zoom conferencing software. We start by giving a short introductory talk, followed by a 55-minute breathwork session listening to powerful, evocative music. This deep fast breathing, while being bathed in the sound of carefully chosen music, allows you to quiet the thinking mind and access your amazing inner intelligence. After the session, there will be time for some of the participants to share their Breathwork experience with the group.
What is the Science behind Neuro- Dynamic Breathwork?
Breathwork creates both a physiological and psychological impact on the brain. Physiologically, it causes loss of CO2. When the body compensates, the process of CO2 creation lowers blood acidity so you blood becomes more alkaline.
The lower CO2 results in decreased O2/Blood flow to some parts of the brain including parts of the Frontal Cortex which is a part of the Default Mode Network (DMN). The DMN plays a role in the creation of mental constructs, the most important of which is the Self, or Ego. When activity in the DMN falls off significantly, the ego mind can temporarily vanish.
The DMN also normally exerts inhibitory influence on other parts of the brain including the limbic regions that involve emotion and memory. When the DMN is suppressed, there is more activity in these regions which allows emotions and memories, including childhood traumas, to float from the unconscious to the surface of awareness so they can be worked on, processed and released.
In addition, during Breathwork, participants are instructed to give themselves permission to release. This has a powerful impact on the psyche and can result in an experience starting for a participant even before the breathing starts.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A SESSION?
When the time for the session approaches, you will need to set up your space. You will be able to do the session either sitting in a comfortable chair or laying down. If you are lying down, please make sure to have enough space around you so that if you move around you will not bang into anything, especially around your head area.
Speakers or headphones will work for your session. You’ll want the music volume to be high enough to make you feel that you are being bathed in the sound but not so loud that it distorts. The better the internet connection, the better the sound quality of the music will be. A good internet connection is required. Cell phones without Wi-Fi connection will sometimes not work due to poor receptivity. Cell phones with Wi-Fi will work but sound quality without earphones or ear buds is generally unacceptable.
Make sure you will not be disturbed during the session, so turn off your phone and put a “do not disturb” sign on your door if there are other people in your home.
You might want a blindfold or you can just close your eyes if you prefer.
Having Kleenex tissues, a bottle of water, and a cup nearby in case you feel like you have to spit, are also recommended.
It is ideal to do breathwork when your stomach is not too full. It is suggested to not eat anything at least 60 minutes before your session if possible, or, if you do, to just eat something very light.
Finally, although it is not required, you are more than welcome to have a friend in the room to hold space for you. It can be a wonderful connection-deepening shared experience.
ARE THERE CONTRAINDICATIONS?
Breathwork results in certain specific physiological changes in the body and also can result in intense physical and emotional release. Therefore, for safety purposes, we do not allow persons with the following conditions to participate in a breathwork session:
2) Detached Retina
4) Prior diagnosis by a health professional of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
4) If you have a current diagnosis by a healthcare professional of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), we recommend you check with your healthcare professional before participating
5) Osteoporosis that is serious enough whereby moving around actively could cause potential issues.
6) High Blood Pressure that is not controlled with medication.
8) Cardiovascular disease and/or irregularities including prior heart attack
9) History of aneurysms in immediate family
10) Use of prescription blood thinning medications such as Coumadin
11) Hospitalisation for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis during the past 10 years.
12) Strokes, seizures, TIAs or other brain/neurological condition or disease
13) Any other medical or physical conditions which would impair or affect ability to engage in any activities that involve intense physical and/or emotional release.
Please email Sotoda at [email protected] if you are unsure whether one or more of the above apply to you.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A SESSION?
BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF
PRACTICE SELF-CARE AND SELF NURTURING
POSSIBLE SUGGESTIONS TO CONTINUE TO STAY WITH AND WORK WITH YOUR INNER PROCESS IF YOU FEEL CALLED TO DO SO IF IT FEELS RIGHT, SHARE YOUR PROCESS/EXPERIENCE WITH SOMEONE YOU TRUST
AVOID MAKING IMPORTANT, ABRUPT, OR RASH DECISIONS
YOUR EMOTIONS ARE YOUR FRIENDS
Confidentiality is important in these sessions so that all participants feel safe to share their experiences and be fully self-expressed during their breathing session. In order to be allowed to participate, everybody must agree to not discuss any other participant’s experience or anything that another person shares in a way in which that participant can in any way be identified and also to not audio or video tape any portion of the sessions.