Category: BBTRS A list of all articles in this context.

Is BBTRS just for people with big problems, like PTSD? 

Excerpted from Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice  By Giten Tonkov  ©2019  Trauma usually results when your fight-or-flight is engaged, but there’s nowhere to run. In everyday life, “nowhere to run” might mean any one of a million things. Maybe it’s literally that you cannot physically or emotionally escape danger; it might […]

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Is Breathwork the New Yoga?

by Anam Kat Langer   With different breathwork practices gaining popularity around the world, breathwork workshops are becoming an integral part of some of the biggest yoga studios’ and festivals’ schedules. Some even say that breathwork is becoming “the new yoga” and since there is obviously no need to replace yoga, let’s look at how […]

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Six components of BBTRS

Excerpted from Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice  By Giten Tonkov  ©2019  BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System (BBTRS) is a somatic modality that relies on a suite of elements, which, when applied together, maximize the potential of trauma release, along with the return of balance and the “juice” of life. It draws from the best-researched modalities in the […]

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Where trauma comes from

Excerpted from Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice  By Giten Tonkov  ©2019  Trauma is what happens when our systems become overwhelmed, whether by a specific event or life circumstances. If we cannot adequately process and “clear” these experiences—consider the effects of long-term abuse, an attack, sexual violence, or wartime—then our lives can become unmanageable. […]

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Keeping family trauma free

Excerpted from Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice  By Giten Tonkov  ©2019  Pretty much everyone pushes back anxieties, fears, and worries, trying to focus on work and dinner and getting kids off to school. And even when we’re not actively engaging in our trauma, we still inadvertently, unintentionally pass it on to our children. With trauma release, we can […]

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How to use resourcing in your daily life

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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