Healing Trauma & PTSD through Breathwork

Posted On January 15, 2024


by nanwun

Healing Trauma & PTSD through Breathwork

by | Jan 15, 2024 | Breathwork, Nancy's Latest Posts

Trauma can have a profound and lasting impact on our lives, both physically and mentally. Without proper intervention, unresolved trauma can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition that can be debilitating. To truly understand trauma and how it is held in the body, we need to explore the connection between trauma, PTSD, and the role of breathwork and somatic therapy in the healing process. In this post, we will delve into the importance of addressing trauma from a body-centered perspective and how breathwork can be a remarkably effective tool in releasing the grip trauma has on both our bodies and minds.

Understanding Trauma and Its Physical Residue

Trauma is not just a psychological burden; it is often physically held within the body. These unresolved emotional wounds can fester, impacting our physical and mental well-being. When trauma goes unaddressed, it can evolve into PTSD, a condition characterized by flashbacks, anxiety, and emotional distress.

The key to healing trauma is understanding that it is not solely a matter of talk therapy or medications. The body plays a significant role in both harboring and releasing these traumatic memories.

The Role of Somatic Therapy

Somatic therapy is a powerful approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of the body and mind. It aims to address trauma from a body-centered perspective. Somatic therapy acknowledges that emotional pain and trauma are stored within the body, and therefore, healing must encompass both body and mind.

The approach involves various techniques and practices, and one of the most effective methods in this realm is breathwork.

The Transformative Power of Breathwork

Breathwork, as part of somatic therapy, plays a vital role in helping individuals release the grip trauma has on their bodies and minds. The power of breath in healing cannot be underestimated. Through guided breathwork sessions, clients can learn how to tap into their body’s innate wisdom, releasing pent-up negative energy remarkably quickly.

Breathwork and PTSD

In my experience with clients who have been battling PTSD, breathwork has proven to be an effective and transformative tool. It offers a means to release the energy that trauma has bound within the body. The process is like slowly unraveling the knots within, allowing for a profound sense of release and relief.

When people live with PTSD, they often feel trapped in a never-ending cycle of emotional turmoil. Flashbacks and triggers can be paralyzing, making it challenging to navigate daily life. However, breathwork provides a way to ease the grip trauma has on the body.


Healing from trauma and PTSD is a complex journey, and it requires an approach that respects the mind-body connection. Addressing trauma solely through talk therapy or medication may not be sufficient. Somatic therapy, particularly breathwork, offers a unique pathway to release the energy trauma holds within us.

By engaging with breathwork, I can help you ease the physical and mental burden of trauma so you can take significant steps toward recovery. This powerful approach reminds us that we can heal and move beyond the grip of trauma to find peace and reclaim our lives.

Healing Trauma and PTSD through Breathwork

Written by: nanwun

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