ERIC Number: EJ900488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Breathwork as a Therapeutic Modality: An Overview for Counselors
Young, J. Scott; Cashwell, Craig S.; Giordano, Amanda L.
Counseling and Values, v55 n1 p113-125 Oct 2010
Using the breath as a vehicle for accessing psychological material is a topic rarely discussed in the counseling literature, despite the use of conscious engagement with the breath by many spiritual traditions for the purpose of personal transformation. This article describes 3 types of conscious breathing (circular breathing, conscious connected breathing, and fast and full breathing) and the use of therapeutic breathwork within the counseling process. The authors describe the many facets of the breathwork experience, provide a case study, and address clinical considerations when engaging in breathwork with clients.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Therapy, Psychological Patterns, Counseling Effectiveness, Case Studies, Emotional Response, Mental Health, Intervention, Energy, Adults, Males
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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