What is Transpersonal Breathwork?
Transpersonal Breathwork is a beautiful fusion of Breathwork, Shamanic Healing and Bodywork from Claire Belton’s 35 years of working in the healing arts. In this training you will learn to be a proficient Breathwork Practitioner, as well as a Shamanic Healer with skills to work with the body, breath, energy field, and Spirit. This is a thorough training to enable you to work with others in a deeply profound way. Transpersonal Breathwork is way more than Breathwork, giving you tools to track and work with the energy as it arises in the Breathwork session. Powering up Shamanic Healing, Transpersonal Breathwork takes a person into realms of healing that was once only available through the ingestion of psychedelics, accessing the spirit realms in a safer way and grounding the healing in the body. The beauty of this work is that you gain skills to work both in person and online. Training is offered online and in person. The training opens the doorway for the adept to enter the Mystery for personal healing and profound learning.
If you wish to train in Breathwork only without the Shamanic Healing, that option is available. Contact Claire and let her know your preference, there will be opportunities for Breathwork only training recognised by the Australian Breathwork Association.
Professional Breathwork Practitioners who are already trained in Breathwork can skip Module 1 and 2 if they wish to train to add Shamanic Healing and Deep Listening Bodywork to their repertoire of skills. Contact Claire for further information.
Breathwork & Shamanic Healing Training
Module 1: Introduction to Transpersonal Breathwork (3 days)
Online 14th-16th January 2022
- Breathwork: Theory and Practice
Learn about the theory and practice of Breathwork. Here you learn how to utilise different breathing patterns to bring about healing states of consciousness, deep relaxation, overcome anxiety and panic, regulate the nervous system, access meditative states, and open the door to altered states of consciousness.
- Trauma Recovery and the Breath
Learn about trauma recovery through breathwork. What breathing practices help a person to re-connect to the present time and relax into the healing wisdom of their body. How breathwork can help to release the story of trauma that is held in the body.
- An Introduction to Meditation and Breathing practices
Throughout the whole of the training, and beginning in Module One, you will learn meditation, yogic, and shamanic breathing exercises to bring about mediative and healing states of consciousness. These techniques are used to expand and alter states of consciousness, become aware of body intelligence, connect with the intelligence of Nature, regulate the nervous system, and for trauma recovery.
Cost: $800 or early bird $750 if paid by the 7th January 2022
Module 2: Transpersonal Breathwork & Emotional Release (3 days)
Online 4th-6th February 2022
(Prerequisite: Module 1)
- Emotional Release and Carried Feelings
Here you learn to identify the difference between emotions that need to be felt in order to release, and carried feelings; those that belong to another. Unfelt emotions can sit in the body for years creating health challenges, stress and tension, and can contribute to negative perceptions of life and the way you see and respond to people and events in your life. Learn the importance of emotional release in health and healing, how it can be facilitated gently with love and care, and how opening to the depth of your emotional reality opens you to the divine Love, Wisdom, and Bliss of Spirit. By working with your own emotional depths you learn how to support others to allow their feeling reality and become powerfully and deeply compassionate; the true journey of the Healer.
- Breathwork and Shame
Identify, and learn how to work with shame, guilt, and carried toxic shame, as it arises in the breathwork session.
- Reading the Breath
Paying attention to the breath, you will learn how to read the breath, and recognise different breathing patterns. The way a person breathes reflects what is going on in their life. There is so much information present in the way a person breathes in the Breathwork session.
Cost: $800 (Aus $) or early bird $750 if paid by the 25th February 2022
Module 3: Working in the Sacred (3 days) Online
(Prerequisite Module 2)
- Foundations of Shamanic Healing
We begin the journey of working energetically with our clients. You will learn how to connect to Nature and the unseen world to create a sacred space in which to safely and beautifully hold the depth work. We set the scene for the spirits of Nature to support us with our healing. Learn about the shamanic way of seeing the world, nature, and our own true nature, and the interconnectedness of everything. Learn how to come into right relationship with Nature in order to become the ‘hollow bone’ and a conduit for healing. Learn to call upon and work with the Spirits of the directions, elements, the Earth, the Web of Life, and the Celestial Beings.
- Awake Dreaming: Learn Shamanic Journey
Learn to journey into the three worlds of core shamanism to meet guardian spirits, spirit helpers and teachers. Learn how to journey to discover wisdom, uncover purpose, decipher dreams, heal past lives, and experience profound healing. Learn how to retrieve personal power, journey to find your own personal power animal or animals. Learn how to journey on behalf of another for healing, wisdom, and power retrieval.
Module 4: Mapping Energy in the Breathwork Session (4 days)
(Prerequisite Module 3)
- The Chakras: Energetic Maps of Consciousness
Learn in-depth about the chakras, their psychology, and how they form a brilliant map to understand the evolution of human consciousness. We begin working with the luminous energy field by tracking the stories held in the chakras, learn to diagnose and release blockages from the chakras. Work with the breath, sound, and colour to bring healing and energetic flow through the chakras. Be taken through powerful chakra meditations.
- Working with Crystals and Healing Stones
Learn how to use crystals and healing stones to support the rising of the kundalni energy through the chakras. You acquaint yourself with the life force within crystals and healing stones, learn how to lay them on the body, and work with their potent energies. Learn to communicate with the Spirit of the crystals and stones. Gather your medicine of crystals and stones for Breathwork and healing.
This is an introduction to the various ways that sound can be used to support the breathwork and shamanic healing session. We will begin to work with the drum and rattle to alter states of conscious and open to profound healing states. Learn how to use sound to bring a person back to be grounded after being in a transcendental healing space.
Module 5: Gathering Allies (4 days)
(Prerequisite Module 3)
- Working with the Spirit of the Elements
In this module you develop a deeper relationship with the spirit of the Elements. Learning how to consciously work with the spirit of the Elements, and to open up to being a conduit for their powerful presence in the session. Learn to work with the elements, and bring to the field their wisdom and healing presence. The spirits of the elements are powerful transformative energies in the session. Learn how to actively engage with the Spirit of the elements in order to gain valuable allies for healing.
- Helping Spirits and Non-Ordinary Reality
Connect with your spiritual lineage and the helping spirits that will work with and through you. You will learn how to gather power (love and wisdom) in the other worlds.
Module 6: Shamanic Healing~ Tracking in the Worlds (4 days)
(Prerequisite Module 5)
- The Shamanic view of Healing
Learn about the energetic world and healing from the shamanic perspective. Experience openings to the energetic realms that come so powerfully with the union of breathwork and shamanic healing.
- Tracking in the Worlds
You will learn how to track energy in a session, to support the breather to identify and release stories showing up in the other worlds.
- Intrusive Energy and Shamanic Extraction
There are many types of energies that sit in the luminous energy field that can contribute to dis-ease, and block you from creating the life you long for. In this module you learn the shamanic process of extraction of intrusive energies; entities, energetic cords, heavy energy, and curses. You learn to work with your power animal, the helping Spirits, the Elements, crystals, smudge, and drumming; tools to support the extraction process.
Module 7: Retrieving Soul and Power (3 days)
- Retrieving Lost Soul
Learn how to journey into non-ordinary reality in order to perform a soul retrieval. This is powerful work to bring about healing to the energetic field and deeply supports the healing of challenging or traumatic experiences that arise in the Breathwork and Shamanic Healing session.
- Reclaiming Power
Learn about how power can be lost, stolen, and given away. Learn to work with the helping spirits to reclaim lost power to support the client to move through trauma and blocked energy.
- Stepping into Power
In this module we will do the shamanic work to step into our power as practitioners in order to be a powerful conduit for love, wisdom, and healing.
Module 8: Deep Listening Bodywork 1 (3 days)
- Deep Listening Touch (In person and distant)
In an unobtrusive manner learn to listen deeply to and engage the body’s intelligence to transform dis-ease, unwind tension, and release old stories from the cellular memory. With hands on, which can be performed both in person and in distant healing, explore the energetic anatomy of the mind-body connection. You will learn how to listen deeply using your hands and all of your senses to hold a person in the session. This will include an introduction to tracking in the body to release physical pain and tension and support the healing process.
Module 9: Deep Listening Bodywork 2 (4 days)
- Reading the Body’s Language
Learn skills to read the body’s language and most importantly that which is not said, this becomes a powerful place to explore in a session. Discover how perception underlies posture, and how expanding perception supports the unwinding of tension and dis-ease. You will learn how your language toward your client can powerfully support their process of internal awareness that leads to the unwinding of pain and tension, and transformation in their life. You will learn how to read the body to help bring a person to release their limitations and embody and express their true Self.
Learn how you can support a client to breathe deeper and with more ease by releasing the physical dis-ease held in the breathing mechanism and the body. Deepen your bodywork skills; for unwinding stories, physical pain and tension held in the body.
You will have the opportunity to participate in experiential work to understand how to consciously manifest your dreams through embodiment; anchoring into your body and energy field. Learn how to facilitate this with your clients.
Module 8: Birth Trauma and the Breath (3 days)
- Transpersonal Breathwork: Healing Birth Trauma
Understand how birth affects consciousness and how it plays out over and again in our lives as a story or sacred drama. The story of birth is fundamental to the breathwork process, and underpins how we breathe, and how we respond to life. We get to look in depth at the agreements made in the womb; conception, gestation, birth, and the taking of our first breath; and work with the breath to release and transform any negative beliefs, emotions, or trauma. We have the opportunity to experience a re-birth filled with love and support. Learn to identify birth trauma in a Breathwork session, and how to hold a loving space for healing the wounds of abandonment.
Module 9: Reclaiming the Inner Child~A Shamanic Perspective
- Healing The Inner Child
In this module you learn how to track and reclaim the lost and wounded inner child. Understand how the inner child interacts with the mind-body connection in the energy field. Learn to track the inner child in the energy field and physical body. You will learn how to become a vessel to hold space for and re-parent the inner child and release blocked energy from childhood.
- Reclaiming the Magical Child
Learn to work in non-ordinary reality to track and reclaim the magical child, and how this deeply supports the Breathwork and Shamanic Healing session.
Module 10: Mind Mastery
(Prerequisite: Module 2)
- Mind Mastery and Healing
Step into the Magician archetype and learn how to use your mind and the power of intention to manifest in your life. Learn about the healing and creative power of the mind and how it shows up in non-ordinary reality. Identify and transform core negative beliefs and old stories that have arisen from past negative experiences. Become the Magician in your own life and be able to hold a space of deep inspiration for others.
Module 11: Death~ Journey of the Soul (5 days)
- Death: Flight of the Soul
We explore death as a part of the life cycle, and look at what happens at death, and the importance of preparing for death. Learn to recognise and work with your own unconscious death urge. You learn to track death in the energy field and see how death ‘stalks’ an individual through the stories in their luminous energy field. Through breathwork and shamanic healing we release these stories and the places we are stuck, the places we need to show up and consciously die to, and we rebirth ourselves into the next stage of our lives.
- Shamanic Dismemberment
Experience a shamanic dismemberment journey, die to your old self, and relinquish the stories that you know longer need. Experience being reborn in the energetic realms; claiming new energies and stories in your luminous energy field.
- Shamanism and Death
Learn how to administer energetic death rites to support the flight of the soul from the body after death. You learn about the journey the soul takes and what is required to prepare for death. Learn to walk with death as your ally, and uncover what death is teaching you.
- Walking Between Worlds: The Out of Body Experience
We will take an in-depth look at the out of body experience, and learn about the ability of the second body to cross over the threshold between awake and asleep and to consciously experience other dimensions, parallel universes and after death realms. Learn about ‘mind awake, body asleep’ and the power of waking up to enter the dreaming world in the second body. Learn to ‘die before you die’ and transform your fear of death.
- Transpersonal Breathwork: The Transformational Power of Consciousness
Learn how to utilise the power of consciousness and the breath to step into the role of the Creator. We learn to take full responsibility for our lives and recognise and release the behaviours that no longer support us in our soul’s evolutionary process. Facing our ‘shadow’ we begin to own every part of our ‘sacred drama’ and leave behind the victim mentality in our lives. We learn how to transform our shadow into true power and light, and we learn how to support others to do this.
Module 12: Story, Myth, & Symbolism (4 days)
- Story, Myth, and Symbolism: Tracking and Transformation in the Worlds
Broaden and improve your tracking skills and learn new ways to track energy in non-ordinary reality. Learn new ways to gather specific information for your client’s awareness and healing. Deepen your understanding of the narrative that arises in the session, and support the transformation inherent in the symbols, archetypes and myths that you encounter. Learn to track and identify your own personal myth and to rewrite the stories that don’t serve you.
You will learn the skills to work powerfully over distance, with the helping spirits in the archetypal realms. You will also learn a powerful way to practice a shamanic healing session on yourself, in order to track your own story, detox your energy field, remove intrusive energy, and do the depossession work for yourself.
Module 13: Ancestral Healing 6 days)
- Ancestral Healing and Transpersonal Breathwork
We will look at how to track, identify, and work with generational trauma and curses that are blocking energy flow and creating addiction, illness, and misfortune. This includes powerful ancestral depossession work.
This work will give you skills for the healing of generational trauma, and reconnection to your ancestral lineage.
You will have the opportunity to enquire into those areas of your own life where you seem to have the biggest hurdles, and you will be working to transform old energetic contracts, beliefs, and carried feelings.
Connect with ancestral allies and ancestral helping spirits. This is an opportunity to broaden your understanding of working in the shamanic realms. Bring the ancestral gifts into awareness and reclaim love, power, wisdom, and destiny.
- Ceremony: Water and Fire
Learn how to work with fire and water in ceremony to transform any heavy energy that remains after a Transpersonal Breathwork session.
Module 14: Professional Skills and Practice
- Professional Skills and Practice
In this module you will learn skills to work with Transpersonal Breathwork and Shamanic Healing in a highly professional way. The depth of this work is often experienced in non-ordinary states of consciousness, in this module you will learn communication skills to guide the session and give feedback that is supportive and professional. Learn the skills to support a client to integrate safely into their life what arises in non-ordinary states of consciousness.
You will learn how to hold the work safely, understand dynamics that arise in the professional relationship, build your confidence in working with clients, and create the foundations for a successful professional practice.
Good professional skills for working with clients creates the environment for safety and depth in the work, and for return clientele and a successful practice.
We will cover:
- Counselling, coaching, and communication skills for the session
- Client practitioner relationship: ethics, boundaries, and non-ordinary states of consciousness
- Transference and countertransference: becoming aware of what is transferred between client and practitioner and how to work with it
- Good self care: psychic protection and energetic boundaries
- Working professionally: how to begin and end a session
- The importance of grounding and staying in reality with your client
- Referral and working in scope of practice
- Client interview and record keeping
- Supervision and peer support
Module 15: Sacred Business
- Sacred Business: Putting your work into the world
In this module we work deeply with the energy that creates business. You will have the space to discover and nurture how your Soul wishes to put your work into the world. Learn the inner skills and the business skills that will help you to grow your practice. Learn about the market place that is specific to this work and how to enter it with confidence and grace. Learn how to attract that which your Soul yearns for.
This is a cutting edge look at business. Most importantly this is about learning the business that emanates from within and putting this into practice through the appropriate business skills in the world. We hold our business success or failure inside us. We will work with our own attitudes toward the business of the healing work and how that ultimately manifests in the world.
We will cover:
- Finding your niche: how you wish to work
- Understanding the marketplace
- Creating professional space
- Establishing a practice
- Staying in integrity with your practice
- Money and you: manifesting in the new paradigm
- Promotion and advertising
- Networking and referral
- Booking and re-booking clients
- Holding the Energy of Success
- Getting support with your business
You will have the opportunity to work with and integrate the issues that arise in this module through shamanic breathwork sessions. You will also learn to work deeply with your clients with shamanic breathwork on the subject of business, money, and success.
Over the course of the training you will need to complete various homework which includes your own ongoing breathwork sessions, both individual and/or group sessions. On completion of your training you will also be asked to give 20 sessions with clients, under supervision, and do write ups for these sessions. These sessions and write ups will need to be complete and handed in within a year of completing your training. You will also be given a reading list of books that you will be required to read throughout the training.
At the completion of your training you will be assessed on your skill level and ability to work as a professional before being recommended for certification. Please note that certification requires full participation in the training, and Claire reserves the right to certify those who are ready.
Qualifications: Upon successfully completing the training and assessment, you will be issued a certificate. Upon certification you will also be qualified to apply for professional membership with the Australian Breathwork Association. This will e
nable you to become a member of a professional body and also have access to insurance.
Hours of Training: The training consists of 480 hours of training.
Prerequisite: It is necessary to be having regular breathwork sessions in order to come into the training. You must have completed at least 10 breathwork sessions, individual or group sessions. Throughout the training you will be expected to continue your breathwork practice through individual or group work. You will be required to apply for each module as they arise.
Cost: Payment is made prior to each module as it comes up, and the cost of each training day is priced at $250 per day if paid at the earlybird rate.
Booking: Please email, or text Claire on 0408909779 to organize a time to speak with Claire about the training.
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