Your breath is the greatest delivery system of clarity, personal healing, expansion, and transformation that you will ever encounter ~ John Stamoulos
The dictionary defines resilience as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It also refers to the quality of ‘elasticity’ that allows something distorted to spring back to its original shape.
Psychology Today explains resilience as the ability to get back up after being knocked down by life and to gain strength from the experience. They suggest that someone who is resilient has an optimistic outlook, possesses the ability to regulate emotions, and has an innate capacity to adapt and flow with change.
Resilient people are aware of how to work with rather than against the life experiences they encounter.
Their resilience lends a context of emotional, mental, spiritual, as well as physical possibility to experiences. Instead of adopting a victim mentality to problems, they have learned to respond with creative solutions and are flexible and open in their approach to life’s challenging circumstances.
Developing resilience is intimately tied to your ability to bounce back from adversity.
It is easy to become stuck in negativity and fear when life throws its worst at you. You can falsely take on blame for things beyond your control. You might give in to powerlessness because you perceive circumstances as fixed and unchangeable. and cannot see there are any inner resources available to you. Unhealed traumas, limiting beliefs and lack of self-awareness can blind you to the inner resources available to you.
“Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too.I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.” ~ Daniell Koepke
Breathe away the blocks…Release the fear…Invite Resilience into your Soul
How Your Breath Builds Your Resilience
The breath is the finely tuned tool that is designed to help clear the path for resilience to grow. It offers a sacred and supportive place for breaking down the barriers and giving access to your strength, emotional intelligence and ability to persist in the pursuit of any goals you might set for yourself.
- Releases trauma – The experiences of trauma from birth, life conditioning, pain and suffering are fear-inducing moments that can threaten emotional, mental or physical well-being. Trauma happens without warning and leaves you awash in feelings of powerlessness, shame and vulnerability. Trauma sabotages your inner strength and resilience throughout your life. Breathwork releases the emotions of trauma safely in a loving and supportive environment.
- Inspires well-being, – Your breath, slows the stress response, promotes greater presence and focus in the moment, helps re-establish mental, emotional, spiritual and physical balance and supports access to self-awareness and inner resources and skills such as perspective, confidence, and persistence.
- Generates emotionally intelligent action– Breathwork is the ultimate resource for personal insight. The breath washes away the walls you have built in the false belief they will keep you safe. It opens the way to a spaciousness that supports self-awareness, managing emotions, inspiring self-motivation, recognising others’ emotions, and the ability to handle relationships with greater skill.
- Supports the Accomplishment of Personal Goals – Breathwork, scrubs away the false beliefs around low self-worth. It replaces that limitation with the ability to confidently and clearly set workable personal life goals that are realistic and achievable.
Your breath is a built-in mechanism for becoming resilient.
According to Research psychologist, Martin Seligman (father of Positive Psychology), resilience is a vital ingredient in well-being that can be developed. It leads to less stress, improved performance and greater skill in dealing with whatever issues arise in your life.
When you take the longer view of your circumstances, your resilience tells you that you always have personal control of how you see life events and you are in charge of how you use those events for your growth.
If you are persistent you will get it. If you are consistent you will keep it ~ unknown
For more information about Breathwork, feel free to connect with John Stamoulos at www.johnstamoulos.com