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Welcome to a compassionate space for trauma-informed breathwork and bodywork. 

I understand the profound impact that trauma can have on your life, and I am here to support you on your healing journey.

As a trauma-informed breathwork coach, I approach each session with compassion, empathy, and deep respect for your unique experiences. I recognize that trauma is not something to be overlooked or dismissed but rather acknowledged and addressed with care.

Through the power of conscious breathing techniques, we will embark on a transformative journey together. Breathwork allows us to access the wisdom within our bodies and release stored tension from past traumas. It provides an opportunity for healing at both the physical and emotional levels.

In our sessions, you will be held in a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore your inner landscape without judgment or pressure. Together, we will create a container of trust where you can feel supported as you navigate through any emotions or memories that may arise during the process.

Bodywork is also an integral part of our approach. By incorporating gentle touch or movement practices tailored to your comfort level, we aim to help release physical tension held in the body as a result of traumatic experiences. This holistic approach acknowledges that trauma resides not only in our minds but also within our bodies.

I am committed to ongoing education and training in trauma-informed practices so that I can provide you with the highest level of care possible. Your well-being is my priority throughout this journey towards healing.

Please remember that everyone's healing process is unique; there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to trauma recovery. Together, we will co-create an individualized plan tailored specifically for your needs—honouring your pace while gently guiding you towards greater resilience and empowerment.

I invite you to take this courageous step forward into self-discovery and transformation through trauma-informed breathwork and bodywork. Know that you are not alone on this path, and I am here to support you every step of the way.

Ewa Biela

Healing Trauma through Breathwork

In our fast-paced and demanding world, stress has become an unwelcome companion in our daily lives. Unfortunately, this chronic stress can often lead to trauma if left unaddressed. It is disheartening that as a society, we have normalized trauma instead of actively seeking ways to prevent and heal it. However, there is hope on the horizon—through the transformative power of trauma-informed breathwork.

The Normalization of Trauma:
Trauma has been silently woven into the fabric of our lives for far too long. We have come to accept it as an inevitable consequence of living in a complex world. 

One reason for this normalization is the belief that trauma is simply a part of life—a necessary struggle that builds character or resilience. While adversity can indeed foster growth in some cases, this perspective overlooks the fact that trauma can also leave deep wounds that require attention and healing. By normalizing trauma without offering avenues for prevention or recovery, we perpetuate a cycle where individuals are left to navigate their pain alone.

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Another factor contributing to the normalization of trauma is societal stigma surrounding mental health. Many people hesitate to seek help due to fear of judgment or being labeled as weak. This stigma prevents open conversations about trauma and inhibits individuals from accessing the support they need.

Additionally, our fast-paced modern lifestyle often prioritizes productivity over emotional well-being. We push ourselves relentlessly in pursuit of success while neglecting our mental health needs. This constant pressure can exacerbate existing traumas or create new ones.

To break free from this cycle and create a healthier society, we must shift our focus towards prevention and healing rather than accepting trauma as an unavoidable part of life. 

But what if we shifted our perspective? What if we acknowledged that trauma should not be normalized but rather prevented and healed?

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Daily stressors can accumulate over time, leading to emotional and physical distress that may eventually manifest as trauma. The constant pressure to perform, meet deadlines, or juggle multiple responsibilities takes its toll on our mental well-being. Yet, instead of addressing these underlying issues head-on, we often push them aside or dismiss them as part of life's challenges.

The Role of Breathwork in Healing:
Enter breathwork—a powerful tool for healing trauma from a place of deep understanding and compassion. A trauma-informed breathwork coach recognizes that each individual's journey is unique and tailors their approach accordingly.

Breathwork allows us to tap into the innate wisdom within ourselves—the power hidden within every inhale and exhale—to release stored tension from past experiences and create space for healing. By consciously engaging with our breath patterns during sessions guided by a trained professional, we can access profound states of relaxation where true transformation occurs.

Prevention through Self-Care:
While healing from existing traumas is crucial, prevention plays an equally vital role in breaking free from this cycle altogether. Incorporating self-care practices into our daily lives can help mitigate the impact of stress and reduce the likelihood of trauma. Breathwork, as a form of self-care, offers a proactive approach to managing stress and promoting emotional well-being.

It is time to shift our collective mindset from normalizing trauma to actively seeking ways to prevent and heal it. As we navigate the complexities of life, let us embrace trauma-informed breathwork as a powerful tool for transformation. By acknowledging the impact of daily stress on our mental health and incorporating self-care practices like breathwork into our routines, we can break free from this cycle. Together, let us create a society that prioritizes prevention and healing—a society where trauma is no longer normalized but compassionately addressed with tools like breathwork leading the way towards lasting transformation.

Remember: Your breath holds the key to unlocking your inner healing potential—breathe in hope, exhale resilience!

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Ewa Biela


Bodywork in relation to trauma is a powerful approach that acknowledges the connection between the mind, body, and emotions. One theory proposed by Wilhelm Reich, known as the belts of tension, provides a framework for understanding how trauma can manifest and be held within different segments of the body. This theory aligns with the eastern philosophy of the seven-chakra system.

Reich's notion of seven segments/belts of tension corresponds to specific areas in our bodies where we may hold physical and emotional tension as a result of traumatic experiences:

  • 1. Stress Reduction
    Conscious connected breathwork activates the body's relaxation response, helping to reduce stress levels. By focusing on deep, rhythmic breathing, we signal to our nervous system that it's safe to relax, allowing tension and anxiety to melt away. Deep breathing techniques activate the relaxation response, which helps lower stress hormones like cortisol and promotes a sense of calm. This can have positive effects on blood pressure, heart rate, and overall cardiovascular health.
  • 2. Emotional Release
    Our breath is intimately connected with our emotions. Through conscious connected breathing, we create a safe space for emotional release—allowing suppressed feelings such as sadness or anger to surface and be released in a healthy way. This process can lead to increased emotional resilience and a greater sense of inner peace.
  • 3. Increased Energy & Vitality
    Oxygen is life-giving fuel for our bodies, and conscious connected breathwork helps optimize oxygen intake by expanding lung capacity and improving circulation. As a result, we experience increased energy levels, improved focus, enhanced creativity, and an overall sense of vitality.
  • 4. Improved Mental Clarity & Focus
    When we engage in conscious connected breathing techniques like circular or continuous breathing patterns, we oxygenate the brain more efficiently clearing mental fog while enhancing cognitive function. This leads to improved focus, heightened clarity of thought, and enhanced problem-solving abilities.
  • 5. Enhanced Self-Awareness & Mindfulness
    Conscious connected breathwork invites us into the present moment—a space where true self-awareness resides. By directing attention inward during each inhale and exhale cycle, we cultivate mindfulness—an ability to observe thoughts without judgment while fostering deeper connection with ourselves.
  • 6. Improved Physical Health
    Deep diaphragmatic breathing stimulates the lymphatic system, supporting detoxification and boosting the immune system. It also promotes better digestion, reduces blood pressure, and enhances overall cardiovascular health. By prioritizing conscious connected breathwork, we nurture our physical well-being from the inside out. Breathwork exercises help expand lung capacity, strengthen respiratory muscles, and improve oxygenation in the body. This can be beneficial for individuals with respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Deep breathing stimulates lymphatic flow and supports detoxification processes in the body, potentially boosting immune system function. Deep diaphragmatic breathing massages internal organs gently while activating the parasympathetic nervous system (rest-and-digest response), which supports healthy digestion. Breathwork techniques can help individuals manage pain by promoting relaxation and releasing tension held in the body.
  • 7. Spiritual Connection
    Conscious connected breathwork has been used for centuries as a tool for spiritual exploration and connection. By surrendering to the rhythm of our breath, we tap into a deeper sense of self and open ourselves to profound spiritual experiences—expanding our consciousness and connecting with something greater than ourselves.

By understanding and working with these belts of tension through bodywork techniques such as massage therapy, somatic experiencing, or energy healing modalities, we can help release stored trauma and restore balance to the mind-body system. This approach recognizes that trauma is not solely a mental experience but also has a profound impact on our physical well-being. By addressing both aspects simultaneously, we can support individuals on their healing journey towards greater wholeness and integration.

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