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Breathwork in Recovery

Breathwork to Support Recovery

 

Alcohol and other substances can suppress and depress respiratory function by slowing brain nerve activity, which in turn decreases heart rate and affects breathing patterns. These changes can lead to obsessive thoughts, fear, and anxiety. People often overuse substances to dissociate from painful memories and feelings, disconnecting from their bodies to avoid pain.

 

Conscious, therapeutic breathing helps us reconnect with our bodily sensations, teaching us to survive discomfort and release trapped trauma and emotions. This creates mental and physical space, boosting self-confidence and enabling us to face challenges.

 

As we build trust in ourselves, we establish healthy connections with others and discover our passions again. This revitalizes our sense of aliveness and makes living sober achievable.

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