We met Kathleen Booker ahead of our National Day of Unplugging meditation event at The Assemblage in New York. We were immediately struck with her calming presence, and her incredibly intentional approach to breathing. She put the whole room to ease.
As she led a group of around 40 of us in a blissful meditation, she invigorated the whole room with her approachability, energy, vitality, and warmth. It is just this spirit that have drawn many towards her. Most recently, she was invited by Oprah to host a breath work healing workshop at a screening event for a documentary around childhood sexual abuse.
As a survivor of abuse herself, Kathleen recognized that the audience was triggered. Dealing with their overwhelmed energy, their anxiety, and their stress, is where Kathleen shines. She’s found the healing power of breath, and she’s living proof of that herself.
We asked Kathleen to give us the rundown on breath work strategies we can use at home.
A Note From Kathleen:
The Breath has supported me to release a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety from the trauma…Thanks to the Breath, much healing has taken place within my mind, body and emotions.
I dance with joy in celebration FOR myself…I am CONFIRMATION of the powerful healing of Breathwork. I have had a personal Breathwork practice for over 15+ years.
Your Breath Heals: mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Now let me be clear, there is still more healing for me to do. However, I am NOWHERE near where I was 10, 5, or 1 year ago — Thanks to the Breath.
World renowned integrative medicine doctor Andrew Weil, M.D. says “Practicing a regular, mindful breathing exercise can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.”
Medically speaking, Conscious Connected Breathwork releases cortisol/stress from the body and increases the good feeling endorphins in the body.
This is called homeostasis/balance in the body. With Breathwork, peace will prevail and permeate your mind and body.
Results from Conscious Connected Breathwork:
- Releases anxiety/stress
- Enhances sleep
- Lowers blood pressure
- Sharpens focus and concentration
- and MORE!
How is the healing with Breathwork showing up in my life?
Gosh…Can ya say happy? There is a flow pervading happiness within me that has become my default energy.
And…Synchronicity of incredible opportunities are showing up: being invited to be a healer at Oprah’s event!!!
My relationships are deeply authentic and loving. I speak my authentic truth with heartfelt ease, and I am boundless energy!!
I always share with my clients: life is gonna life…Stuff is gonna happen.
However, the Breath gives us the ability to respond, not react, to what happens in life. This is the distinction. The response comes from a place of inner peace, balance, and focus – that is the power of the Breath.
Your Breath is your key to a Life Lived Vivaciously!