The Art Of Breathing & Living
Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma
Release System Practitioner
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Who I Am
I work as a practitioner in one-to-one sessions and group workshops helping people seek inner peace.
In my work, I bring all of my experience from the study of human nature such as motherhood, birth, stages of human growth, intuitive movement in addition with aromatherapy and my knowledge of Bach Flower practitioner.
What I Do
BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System was created by Giten Tonkov, and it is a therapeutic approach that uses breath as the primary tool with the help of supporting elements such as movement, touch, sound, conscious emotional expression and meditation to support trauma release and healing on the somatic level.
What are the benefits of BBTRS
problems with the digestive system | chronic fatigue | Stress
Difficulty focusing | breathing difficulties Trauma | Insomnia
Apnea | ANXIETY | Depression
physical and emotional pain
obsessive compulsive disorder
Connection with others
Health & well-being
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. Importantly, we can trigger the body’s natural “emergency” responses even when we’re not being chased by a tiger or threatened at gunpoint. Depending on about a million factors, or possibly more, any given person can experience trauma because of a perfect storm of events. If the exactly wrong thing happens at a moment when we are physically, emotionally, mentally, and/or spiritually exhausted, afraid, confused, or otherwise unable to cope, then trauma can result.
STRESS VS. TRAUMA
The terms for how we feel, by definition, are subjective. One person’s idea of a headache might be different from someone else’s—and words like “stress” can have limitless shades of meaning. Stress can be an invisible, moving target. It is often the result of thoughts and beliefs, both conscious and unconscious—especially those rooted in fear. We feel fear about what we are able or unable to do, about the manageability of our lives, about money and love and relationships, and about what is happening in the wider world. Our thoughts fuel this fear, and all manner of negative manifestations can result.
Stress can also be present from past events. Mental memories and “sense memories” can be buried deep within us, acknowledged or not, often for long periods of time. They can become unexpectedly triggered by an event, or they can cause illness or disease.
Trauma, on the other hand, goes beyond stress. Unlike stress, which often can be successfully managed by lifestyle changes and various forms of psychotherapy, trauma is the result of our system’s overload. Trauma happens when we can’t cope with an event, a set of circumstances, relationship dynamics, or even ongoing stress. Generally, we can’t “talk ourselves out” of trauma, because our body has taken over. Trauma results when our systems read a situation and see a threat.
WHY WE REACT
What happens in our bodies in response to traumatic events and circumstances is hard-wired. Our bodies flood with hormones and our blood flow changes, all within as little as one-twentieth of a second—shorter than the time between two heartbeats, and long before our conscious mind has processed the threat.i In that split-second of deliberation, our bodies automatically calculate how best to utilize the extra energy that could very likely save our lives.
When this happens, automatic processes take over—changes in our blood supply, brain impulses, hormone secretions, and organs ready us to fight, or to flee. That’s where the term “fight or flight” came from. However, another viable option is to freeze. In some animals, the freeze response is part of the fight-or-flight preparation; the brain is ready for any action, but remaining still appears to provide the best chance for survival. “Playing dead” or fainting can be useful in the wild, because some predators are not interested in killing an animal unless it is running or fighting back.
All of this biology goes to show that how we respond to stimuli in our environment is part of how we’re made—and so is letting go of stress. The foundational body-based trauma release—one of the six elements of BBTRS—comes from watching animals in the wild. The entire process is described in detail in Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice.”
“Emotional and physical states can be altered by changing the breathing pattern”
What I Offer
I offer a range of BTRE services to suit different needs.
One session lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
Individual session with a addition of a personal blend of Bach flower remedy
This blend will last up to three weeks
Package of 5 sessions
They trusted me
I had an incredibly powerful session with Kasia… and was able to work through my core wounding, to a huge extent. I was really surprised at how much we managed to access, and transform, in only one session. I’m still processing how deep and successful the session was. Kasia is very sensitive, warm and loving throughout the work, and I felt 100% safe, and trusted her fully. I’m really impressed by this technique, and also by Kasia. I will definitely be booking another session with her soon!
Diana S. W
Kasia is one of the kindest and most patient human beings I know. In working and sharing with her, she has offered me so much trustful support, deep presence, and gentle encouragement to allow my conditions to be expressed through my body. There is no judgment, no matter the stories, no matter what is unfolding in the moment. She tends the most needed, nuanced aspects of my emotional state and let me drop into the present and the body; she helps untangle the stories in my frantic mind and over time, I learn to return to my heart where freedom has always been. Every session is different with Kasia because she cares for what is true in the moment. With her attention and support, healing can happen from very profound depth
I was quite nervous when Kasia first arrived to my home, because I wasn’t sure what I would be facing during the breathwork. But Kasia’s warm, glowing presence immediately re-assured me and her kindness and empathy was so important during the process. Her breathwork sessions helped me to release so much and I’m truly grateful for her compassionate, transformative expertise. Thanks so much Kasia!