As we know breath and emotions are very closely connected. When we try to control our emotional expression the first thing we do is to control the volume of our breath. By changing the amount of breath we take in we open up our emotional response.
In context of BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release (BBTRS), emotional release means allowing an expression of our emotions that have been brought up to the surface as a result of deep connected breathing in combination with bodywork and body movement.
Oftentimes our muscular tension or stiffness as well as pain in the physical body is related to a buildup of unreleased emotions such as anger, grief, anxiety, fear, frustration and others.
Emotions can be suppressed due to family, religious or cultural conditioning.
Many of us hold our emotions in for years and in many cases since childhood. It takes an exuberant amount of physical energy to ‘keep all together’ and pretend that ‘all is ok’.
We spend our entire lives trying to keep our emotions under control. We may succeed on the surface but deeper inside our body does not lie. Sooner or later we will feel the adverse effects of repressed emotional states.
The benefit of allowing our emotional expression is increased sensitivity and awareness of our emotional states.
Medical studies show that repressed emotions are often the case of onset of disease in the physical body. Psychosomatically it may result in pain syndrome, onset or diabetes or even cancer.
Healing benefits of emotional release are immense.
By allowing emotions to flow we start to live more healthy and fulfilled lives. We allow for deeper connections with ourselves and others. We create long lasting healthy relationships and invite intimacy and love into our lives. By releasing muscular tension we enable our circulation to bring nourishment to our physical tissues. Emotional intelligence means allowing ourselves feel all our emotions without being stuck or overtaken by any of them.
Our emotional states can be a nourishing passing experience. Through emotional release BBTRS supports to feel, ‘own’ and take responsibility for our emotional states thus developing emotional intelligence.