Breathwork for Grief

Sometimes, the skills or resources you need to carry you through a challenging experience or to overcome a trauma are within you all along, you just need to be able to access them.

In this session, Deborah Maddison will introduce you to some natural approaches to dealing with trauma, anxiety and grief such as Trauma and Tension Release Exercises (TRE), shaking and Breathwork.

Deborah came to work in this field through the fire of her own experience. After a time as a martial artist and following a career in the Royal Navy, she found herself stuck in depression, chronic fatigue and anxiety with other trauma-related symptoms.

For the last six years, Deborah has been offering to clients what worked, and continues to work for her. It’s mainly about presence, kindness and trusting in the body’s ability to come home again. TRE and Breathwork allow the body to do this, because they are our innate ways to come home; the body wants to shake and breathe itself back to balance.

Deborah’s passion is to offer this work to others who feel stuck, or who are ready to move beyond talking, into gently feeling and healing what’s held. The body knows how to do it, it’s easier than the mind likes to believe.

Deborah believes it’s a bit like Dorothy’s journey in the Wizard of Oz. All along, she was wearing the red shoes that would carry her safely back home.


Deborah Maddison