The Role of Breathing in Counselling


“Whichever way you breathe, that is the way you think. Whichever way you think, that is the way you breathe.” Sadhguru 

How we breathe has a direct effect on our mood, and understanding this relationship can be empowering for both the client and therapist.

This training will:

  • Understand the physiology of breathing;
  • Learn how to breath more efficiently ;
  • Explore the benefits for health and wellbeing;
  • Explore different way we can apply breathing techniques to influence our nervous system;
  • Understand how this can be used in a therapeutic session

Josie will use a combination of learning styles to help to facilitate an understanding of the relationship we have with our own breath, how to help clients to use their breath as a tool to manage emotional overwhelm and empower them to feel more confident with their emotions and experience them is a less threatening way.

Facilitator: Josie Harrington worked as a senior mental health nurse in the NHS for over 20 years and enjoyed many varied roles working with both adults, young people and their families, with a wide range of difficulties in community and residential settings.

Josie is an advanced Yoga Teacher (500 hour) – she studied in Bristol for three years at Yogasara Academy. She is qualified yoga therapist (Yoga Therapist for mental health, Minded Institute, London).

She is now working full time as a yoga teacher and therapist bringing together her two passions of Yoga and Mental Health. She combines these skills, knowledge and passion to support individuals using an empowering holistic approach to health and wellbeing (

Venue:  Network Counselling & Training , Elm Park, Filton, Bristol BS34 7PS.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided during the day, but you will need to provide your own lunch. There are a number of convenience stores and food outlets in the neighbourhood, and we have kitchen facilities on site.

Cost: £85 per person – or £55 per person for students, volunteer counsellors and volunteer supervisors. “Early bird discount” of £10 for bookings made and paid for by Friday 14th August.

If you would like to book a place, please go to The Little Box Office, or down load a booking form from here.

CPD 20C Breathing – A5 Flyer

CPD 20C Breathing – Booking Form

Cancellation: you may cancel your booking up to seven days’ prior to the day of the workshop, otherwise the full fee will be payable. No part of the fee can be refunded for non-attendance on the day.

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