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School of Integrative Psychology:
Course Descriptions, Application and Tuition for
Therapeutic Breathwork Studies Certificate
To apply for admission complete the Application Form linked below and email or fax to the School of Integrative Psychology. Background experience, seriousness of intent and competency in the English language are considerations for admission. You will be notified via return email about your acceptance to the Certificate Program.

Only the entire Course Series may be purchased as part of a Certificate Program, which includes all materials (audio and video downloads, written documents, and course tests) needed to obtain a certificate. Individual classes may be purchased through Continuing Education or Lifelong Learning. There is a discount applied for purchase of the course series at time of registration.

Application for Therapeutic Breathwork Certificate Program

Therapeutic Breathwork Studies Certificate Program
  (includes all courses)
Full Tuition paid at registration $550 BUY

Jim Morningstar, PhD.

The theory and practice of breathwork will be presented along with readings and techniques for integrating the practices into ones life and profession. Since the 1970s, there has been an explosion in the blending of ancient breathing techniques for health and spiritual awareness with contemporary growth and therapeutic practices. The result has been the evolution of powerful and incisive healing and consciousness changing modalities. This has given birth to the field of breathwork that has promoted significant advances in medical, psychological and spiritual domains. The call for professional training and supervision in theory and practice is immanent as breathwork is emerging as a primary technique in the practice of Spiritual Psychology. The Breathwork Practicum is a foundational course in this training.

(16 CE credits) $150 BUY
Students will be exposed to the core theory and techniques of breathwork. Adaptation to one's current professional service will be addressed. Should a practitioner choose to additionally complete all the Level 1 Breathworker requirements including direct supervision, certification at that level could be obtained. The recommended course text is: Morningstar, Jim (1994), Breathing in Light and Love, Your Call to Breath and Body Mastery. Wisconsin: Transformations Incorporated.

Course Objectives:

*Define breathwork as a healing art,

*Be conversant with the applications of breathwork,

*Create effective healing contracts,

*Identify healthy and unhealthy breathing patterns,

*Relate body types to breathing styles,

*Address resistance in a breathwork session.

(8 CE credits)
This series of classes is designed for students who are ready to or have begun to practice breathwork under supervision. Dealing with the major issues that arise in practice and hearing other students' challenges and feedback to them is central to this work. This can prepare the student for Level II and Level III (professional practitioner) training.

Course Objectives:

*Be able to guide a client through six sessions under supervision,

*Know how to establish a breathwork practice,

*Practice ethically,

*Be conversant with credentialing in Breathwork.

(8 CE credits)

Jim Morningstar, Ph.D. and TBTP Staff

The Breathworker Training Modules focus in depth on specific aspects of being a competent and successful breathworker. Each module highlights different techniques for guiding oneself and others through the many and varied applications of breath for healing and growing. This ranges from breathwork's use in professional practice, water and group breathwork, pre-birth stages and the physiology and history of the use of breath mastery throughout the ages. Finally the finer points of body and energy reading as a breathworker are covered. This material when combined with clinical practicum is all applicable to certification as a professional breathworker according to the standards of the International Breathwork Training Alliance.

Course Objectives:

*Know the basic principles of breath coaching for dry, wet and group settings,

*Be conversant with the ancient and modern roots of breathwork,

*Have an understanding of the physiology and psychology of breathing,

*Be aware of the energetic dynamics and potential of being a breath facilitator.

(44 CE credits) $400 BUY
The purpose of this training is to introduce breathwork skills to professionals in the healing arts. Breathwork is a conscious breath monitoring process which is used by health care professionals around the world to explore, release and integrate mental, emotional and physical material that maybe impeding a clients ability to:

-Resolve chronic holding patterns in mind, body and spirit,

-Release emotional material stored within the cellular memory,

-Unravel relationship patterns that interfere with a sense of personal well-being,

-Experience self love in their bodies.

Course objectives:

*Identify ineffective breathing patterns,

*Teach healthy breathing skills,

*Use breathwork to address issues of depression, anxiety and addictions,

*Integrate breathwork into standard clinical practice,

*Monitor and release personal holding patterns that interfere with clarity as a clinician in the healing arts.

(12 CE credits)
Recommended course text; required for Continuing Education and Certificate Program credit (not included): Taylor, Kylea (1994), The Breathwork Experience.

This training prepares the practitioner to give wet breathwork sessions. Both theory and supervised experience are given in profoundly moving method of healing and growth. The stages of pre natal growth, recognizing and releasing patterns which develop from them are detailed.

Course objectives:

*Identify four prenatal stages

*Conduct a breathwork session in water

*Identify effects of birth trauma in breathing patterns

*Select proper equipment for wet breathwork

(8 CE credits)
Recommended course text; required for Continuing Education and Certificate Program credit (not included): Grof, S. Psychology of the Future. State University of new York Press, Albany: 2000

Understanding and working with group dynamics, creating group sessions, use of music, movement, art, successful teamwork, and supervision in facilitation will all be addressed in this day long training.

Course objectives:

*Name principles of group breathwork

*Know types and styles of facilitation

*Utilize music and artwork in group setting

*Organize and orchestrate a group session

(8 CE credits)
Recommended course text; required for Continuing Education and Certificate Program credit (not included): Minett, G. Exhale. Floris Books, Edinburgh: 2004

Participants will learn the foundational mechanics of healthy breathing and how to coach positive changes in dysfunctional patterns. The schools and styles of breathwork techniques will be presented and experienced so practitioners may choose the methods that fit themselves and their clients best.

Course objectives:

*Name main traditional sources of breathwork practices

*Know two modern schools of dyadic breathwork

*Outline anatomical features of diaphragmatic breathing

*Specify what chemical imbalances are related to deregulated breathing

(8 CE credits)
Recommended course text; required for Continuing Education and Certificate Program credit (not included): Morningstar, J. Breathing in Light and Love. Milwaukee, WI: Transformations Incorporated, 1994.

Participants will be trained in hands on and hands off energetic release work, reading body types and facilitating exercises for maximizing their strengths and integrating these techniques into the breathwork session. Application from infancy through adulthood will be addressed.

Course objectives:

*Know the breathing patterns of the six body types

*Facilitate release exercises for each body type

*Sensitively enter a client's body energy field

*Identify one's own body type strengths and weaknesses

(8 CE credits)

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