Breathworks for Addiction and Mental Health

Breathworks for Addiction and Mental Health

When you succumb to drugs or alcohol, this means that you are suppressing painful memories and feelings and using substance abuse as a way to cope. If you do not do anything about it, these negative feelings can take over your life such as having a full-blown mental illness as a result. With the help of breathwork therapy, you can focus on specific, focused breathing to benefit you physically, mentally, and spiritually towards better living.

We all know that breathing such as mindfulness breathing and deep breathing have worked to focus your breath in order to deep soothe yourself physically and mentally. Breathwork, on the other hand, does much more than that in which you are induced in an altered state of consciousness to access suppressed memories and emotional blocks. By accessing these memories, you have a better chance of resolving them. Breathwork can be done individually or with a group of people like couples or your family to better enhance and deepen relationships.

Breathwork therapy normally works when patients come together and have an open discussion about what is bothering them and what they are dealing with in recovery. After the discussion, the patients take part in a guided breathing meditation that will oxygenate your blood and create a space for multiple levels of healing. While this mode of therapy may not take away the stress of addiction or mental illness, it will give you a greater sense of self awareness.

The first principle of breathwork is that when we were kids, we would breath deeply and fully for most of the time. That it was not until we got older that our breathing changed suddenly such as when we breathe rapidly after suffering a traumatic experience. Once we use breathwork during our time of healing, our breathing should be going back to normal. Another principle is that our immune system, circulatory system, and nervous system function better when we are breathing properly. Being able to heal ourselves will give us a newfound strength that we did not know that we had. There are many different types of breathwork therapies that all have different techniques of breathing speed such as integrative breathwork, radiance breathwork, clarity breathwork, shamanic breathwork, etc. Some incorporate evocative music, art, talk therapy aspects, and gentle movement. By learning about how to control your breathing, you will have better control of your physical and mental state.

Located in Huntington Beach, California, Simple Recovery’s mission is to help clients struggling with addiction and mental illness to face their fears, understanding your addiction, and inspiring them to realize how achievable a sober life can be. With the help of a staff with first-hand recovery experience, this evidence-based treatment program includes different modes of recreational therapy for clients and their families in the beautiful surf-city environment. For more information, please call us 888-743-0490 as we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.