Excerpted from Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice By Giten Tonkov ©2019 In the fight-or-flight process, even if we triumph over a threat, we come face-to-face with danger. The danger can be real or imagined. It can be very sudden or long-term. Regardless, in the moment of activation, we survive thanks to our innate […]Read More
The Gift of Anger – Part 2
The Gift of Anger – Part 2 by Prema McKeever The Gift of Anger, Part 2 “Everything that appears in the physical realm is always connected with energy flow at the invisible level” – Nan Lu, Founding Director and President, Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation By alerting us when our boundaries are […]Read More
The Gift of Anger – Part 1
The Gift of Anger – Part 1 by Prema McKeever As we sit together in our session, she tells me about her terrible menstrual cramps, the chronic pains in her neck and shoulders, and I notice the tension in her jaw as she talks about stressors in her life. I ask her to tell […]Read More
Who experiences trauma?
Excerpted from Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice By Giten Tonkov ©2019 It’s easy to agree that a “bad day” is different from “trauma,” and that “trauma” is a term that’s reserved for people who have experienced something very unusual. However, research across the world shows that the experiencing of traumatic events is […]Read More
Intereview with Giten Tonkov about his work with BBTRS
A short interview with Giten Tonkov, founder of Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System. In this interview Giten talks about the elements of BBTRS and answers questions about utilizing this powerful modality in daily life.Read More
Reichian Character Structures – The Psychopathic Structure
The Psychopathic Structure by Kat Anam Langer & Prema McKeever When a child feels deeply betrayed in their trust, usually by their primary caregivers or also by a sibling or teacher, they may develop what Wilhelm Reich refers to as the “Psychopathic Structure”, also known as the “aggressive” or “controlling” pattern. This structure usually […]Read More
Using Emotion in BBTRS. From the upcoming book ‘BioDynamic Breathwork-Trauma Release System’ by Giten Tonkov
Using Emotion in BBTRS We know that emotions are deeply connected to the physical form and are reflected in the body. We know that people have different levels of EI, and fall somewhere on the spectrum of skills in identifying and working with their emotions. When it comes to BBTRS, we use this information to […]Read More
Somatic Therapy. A chapter from an upcoming book by Giten Tonkov.
SOMATIC THERAPY If breathwork is our direct access to the sympathetic nervous system, then somatic work is our primary exit path for trauma to release from tissues. Recalling that the word “somatic” means “of the body,” it’s clear that any therapeutic trauma release focusing on tissues requires a strong protocol for safe, effective movement. There […]Read More