The Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release System® (BBTRS®), taps into the body’s innate ability to process and release trauma through a combination of breathwork, meditation, touch, movement, sound, and emotional expression. In this blog, we will explore how trauma affects the body and nervous system and how BBTRS® serves as a powerful tool for releasing tension, addressing trauma, and promoting overall wellness.
Trauma’s Impact on the Body
If you want to understand how to recover from trauma, you must first understand how the body responds to trauma. Traumatic experiences activate the sympathetic nervous system’s “fight-or-flight” response, releasing stress hormones that prepare the body for immediate action. When the threat subsides, the body is supposed to return to a relaxed state. However, in cases of trauma, this natural process can be disrupted, leading to trapped tension and chronic nervous system dysregulation.
The Legacy of Unprocessed Trauma
The enduring repercussions of unresolved trauma can exert a profound influence on an individual’s overall well-being, health, and interpersonal connections. Lingering tension may materialize in the form of persistent pain, heightened anxiety, and deep-seated depression, among an array of other physical and emotional symptoms. These manifestations detrimentally affect a person’s quality of life, undermining both their health and relationships (van der Kolk, 2014).
The Essence of BBTRS®
At the heart of BBTRS® lies a distinctive form of breathwork designed to activate the body’s natural nervous system processes. This deliberate stimulation allows the body to move in a natural, organic expression—which physically, releases tension, “cleans out” our tissues, relieves our minds, and resets our energy. The additional elements of meditation, bodywork, sound, and emotional expression further enhance the experience, creating a holistic and life-changing journey.
BBTRS®, Altered States, and Trauma Release
Altered states encompass experiences that deviate from our usual waking awareness, such as those encountered during deep meditation, hypnosis, or spiritual moments (Eagleman, 2015). Research indicates that altered states can allow us to access deeper levels of the mind and memory, potentially bypassing the defensive barriers that often protect traumatic experiences. This, in turn, creates an opportunity for the processing and release of trauma (Eagleman, 2015). The BBTRS® 6-element approach allows you to access altered states—and gently release what trauma has left behind. In this loving and therapeutic space, past traumatic experiences can be alchemized into positive transformations.
BBTRS®, Somatic Experiencing & Trauma Release
Somatic experiencing encourages individuals to engage in a mindful exploration of bodily sensations, allowing for the safe processing and discharge of trauma’s residual effects. By integrating principles of somatic experiencing, BBTRS® offers a comprehensive approach to trauma release by acknowledging the interconnected nature of emotional and physical experiences.
Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release®, doesn’t just stop at trauma release; it extends to promoting profound transformations and personal growth in individuals. By accessing altered states, the modality helps individuals navigate past experiences with newfound awareness and understanding; to gain new, important insights; and to release negative programming that may be holding them back. Future experiences become more layered, subtle, and integrated, paving the way for a richer and more fulfilling life.
BBTRS®, stands as a testament to the body’s incredible and innate capacity for healing and transformation. Our 6-element approach allows individuals to embark on a holistic journey toward releasing tension, addressing trauma, and embracing a life of enhanced well-being. If you would like to experience our empowering and powerful healing modality, we invite you to join us at one of our free Community Breathwork sessions.