Welcome to The Fascial Breath

We look forward to welcoming you to our full day, online event focusing on the fascinating topic of the breath. Saturday 15th October, 13.00 - 21.15 UK time

Featuring our presenters in order of appearance:

John Wilks, Ana Barretxeguren, Arielle Schwartz, Eric Franklin and Robert Schleip take us on a journey into the fascinating world of the breath. Join us for another fabulous full day, online event.

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Join us for another fabulous full day event with The Fascia Hub!

A specially designed day with five renowned speakers and teachers. Deep dive into the world of the breath in all its fascinating aspects, from the baby's first breath to the vagal connection, from the science to the experiential; develop your own body awareness and inform your practice.

Attendees will be able to review the recordings for five weeks after the event, until 20th November '22.

See below for the full agenda.

Ticket prices:

Members' tickets - £30 from 7th September until 15th October.

Early Bird tickets at £42 - open to all from 8th to 22nd September only.

Full Price ticket at £60 from 23rd September

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Join our membership for just £15 a month and get your ticket to The Fascial Breath for just £30! 

You will also get unlimited access to our resource-rich Members’ Area where we hold articles, research and videos of our brilliant events, including The Fascial Pelvis, The Fascial Foot, The Fascial Heart, The Fascial Spine, Fascia and Resonance and the British Fascia Symposium (BFS) 2020. The recordings from BFS ’22 will be uploaded late November – so much superb content at your fingertips, categorised and connected so your topic or presenter searches bring everything we have to you at once, in one place.

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For the further benefits of membership see here Membership - The Fascia Hub – we look forward to welcoming you as a Fascia Hub member. (N.B. minimum commitment for new members is 3 months’ subscription).

John Wilks:

Our First Breath

The impact of prenatal and perinatal factors on our breathing.
In this presentation, John Wilks will look at how physical and psycho-emotional factors can influence how we breathe. How we come into this world has a profound effect on how we relate to our environment. Birth can have a significant impact on breath, particularly depending on whether we were born prematurely or whether mechanical or pharmacological interventions were used. John will examine particularly how the vagus nerve is affected by certain kinds of birth, how we can evaluate vagal tone in babies and how the vagus is affected by structural issues (entrapment etc) as well as trauma, gut health and other factors.

Biography

John Wilks has been practising and teaching Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and The Bowen Technique for the last 27 years. In his early 20’s he developed a deep interest in body-centred psychotherapy, yoga and meditation and has since taught in many countries throughout the world including the UK, USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Serbia, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Portugal, Norway, Israel, Australia, Central America, Brazil, Ireland, and France.

He is the author of six books including Choices in Pregnancy and Childbirth (2015), An Integrative Approach to Treating Babies and Children (2017), Understanding Craniosacral Therapy and several books on the Bowen Technique He was a co-founder of the Breath of Life Conferences in London, is a frequent speaker at international conferences, and hosted the recent Human Baby Human Being conference in Bristol.

He runs two, large, internet-based teaching programmes specialising in delivering high quality webinars and courses to health professionals www.ehealthlearning.tv and www.ourbirthjourney.com  For more details see www.therapy-training.com,

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Ana Barretxeguren:

An expression of self

Breath is key to self-regulation, bridging the dynamic interactions between cognitive awareness, volitional control and autonomic response. This presentation will explore how modulating our breath can affect interoception. We will consider breath as a continuous interrelationship between organism and environment, reflecting and affecting our inner state. We will explore the role of embodiment and consider tools and practices that can enhance interoception, regeneration and wellbeing.

 

Ana will also lead us through two Breath Explorations during the day, helping us to engage with our own breath at a deeper level.

Biography

As a movement educator and myofascial release practitioner, Ana is committed to the continuous research of the transformative quality of breath. Her own experience of living with catamenial pneumothorax, a rare condition of repetitive lung collapses, motivates Ana to a sustained investigation of fascia, focusing on the visceral space and its relationship to breath and movement.

Ana holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Anatomical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh and teaches embodied anatomy to movement teachers via Evolve Movement Education. She is the creator of Moving Fascia®, a somatic movement method based on self-release and embodiment that has helped hundreds minimise pain and restore fluid movement and breath.

Alongside her work as an educator, Ana is currently collaborating on a research project exploring “the effect of breath on calming tremor for Parkinson’s disease” funded by the centre of arts and wellbeing at the University of Brighton.

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Arielle Schwartz:

Fascia and the Vagus Nerve: Embodying your Instincts as a Foundation for Trauma Recovery

It is widely recognized that stressful and traumatic life events are held in the body and our fascia plays a key role in this process. Most trauma treatments focus on inviting individuals to retell the story of adverse life events without inclusion of somatic interventions. Or, when the body is included in treatment, sensory awareness might be encouraged without sufficient movement-based tools to facilitate a felt sense of resolution. Physical tension in your muscles and connective tissue is a protective layer which we call “armoring” in somatic psychology. It is held as a form of implicit memory and will not release until we know that we are safe. That is why we cannot force change upon ourselves. Ultimately, healing involves mind and body and must include both sensory awareness as well as movement integration. In this presentation, trauma treatment expert, somatic psychotherapist, and certified yoga teacher, Dr. Arielle Schwartz, will offer an integration of polyvagal theory, embodied yoga, and instinctual movement practices that both facilitate the health of your autonomic nervous system but also support safe and well-paced release of stress and trauma from the body. You will learn neuromodulation through vagal toning and breathing practices that facilitate a felt sense of ease and safety. Such practices provide a foundation for instinctual movement that allows us to access a felt sense of empowerment and freedom.

Biography

Arielle Schwartz is a clinical psychologist, EMDR consultant, somatic psychotherapist, yoga instructor, and internationally sought-out teacher. As a leading voice in the treatment of trauma, she is dedicated to offering informational health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. As an author of six books including The Complex PTSD Workbook, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook, and Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma, she believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart. Discover more at drarielleschwartz.com

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Eric Franklin:

The Embodied Fascial Breath

In this presentation we will create improved flexibility, elastic recoil and range of movement in the fascia and muscles associated with breathing. We will use imagery, a new frontier in fascia training, to benefit fascial properties and create a calm confident emotional state. Imagery supports mental relaxation and can therefore lead to enhanced fascial relaxation, mobility, and flexibility along with decreased resistance.

  • Improve flexiblity and elastic recoil in your diaphragm with movement, touch and mental imagery
  • Embody the interaction between the fascia of the diaphragm and abdominal wall.
  • Coordinate the fascia and muscles of the pelvic floor and the diaphragm
  • Breathing exercises that improve posture and release excess tension in your shoulders and neck

Biography

After earning his Bachelor of Science at the University of Zurich and his Bachelor of Fine Arts at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Eric Franklin worked for many years as a dancer and choreographer. He developed his groundbreaking “Franklin Method” based on this training and his teaching experiences, and he has gone on to teach it at numerous universities and schools around the world, including the Juilliard School in New York, Rutgers University, the University of Vienna, the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Center in London, the Zurich Neurological Institute, the New York University, the Royal Danish Ballet, the Ballet School of the Zurich Opera, and the American Dance Festival.

Eric has also presented at numerous scientific conferences, including the Interdisciplinary World Congress on Lower Back and Pelvic Pain, the International Fascia Research Congress, the British Fascia Symposium, the Pilates Method Alliance Conference, the IADMS Conference, and the National Dance Educator Conference. Eric is the author of numerous books, such as Conditioning for Dance, Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, Inner Focus Outer Strength, Pelvic Power, Relax your Neck, Liberate your Shoulders, Breathing for Peak Performance and Fascia Release and Balance.

Founded by Eric Franklin in 1994, the Franklin Method combines dynamic science-based imagery, touch, anatomical embodiment, and educational skills to create lasting positive change in the body and mind, as well as improvements in posture, movement, and focus. The Franklin Method uses the Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery (DNI)™ codified method for movement and postural control retraining. Eric Franklin’s books and workshops are available in many languages across the globe, as are his teacher certifications. For more on how you can learn the Franklin Method, please click here.

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Robert Schleip:

Fascia as a dynamic mediator between breathing, Autonomic Nervous System, emotions, and immune system regulation

Recent insights from the wildly dynamic fascia research field suggest that fascial fibroblasts interact in surprising manners not only with the Autonomic Nervous System, but also more specifically with chronic emotional changes as well as with our breathing function. In addition, fascial cells are active regulators of the constant interplay between our immune system and our enteric as well as fascial microbiome. This rich interaction includes not only potent hormones such as adrenaline, several inflammatory cytokines, or the gaseous transmitter nitric oxide, but it also encompasses the regulation of fluid-flow through the fascial ground substance, of bronchial connective tissue elasticity, in addition to rapid adjustments in the cortical neuroplasticity.

Of course, fascial stretching, foam rolling or fascial breathing exercises alone are not sufficient long term solutions for long-Covid syndrome, for severe post-traumatic stress disorder, or for all common breathing dysfunctions. This science informed presentation will suggest adding fascia-oriented stimulation techniques as humble steppingstones into a larger multimodal perspective, which acknowledges that - as of now - we are just beginning to grasp the rich complexity of the bubbling symphony of the living body.

Biography

Dr Robert Schleip is a human biologist and psychologist specialising in fascia research. He is co-founder of the International Fascia Research Congress which continues to break new ground in the field, running every three years in different venues globally. His passion is fascia and research into the subject, and for this he is renowned. Robert organises the event "CONNECT - Connective Tissues in Sports Medicine" in 2013, 2017 and 2021, together with the sports physician Prof. Jürgen Steinacker. Researcher, lecturer, author and publisher, Robert Schleip is one of the most recognised faces in the world of fascia and inspires a huge following. His most recent book is the second edition of Fascia, Sport and Movement, co-edited with Jan Wilke and published by Handspring Publishing.

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Join our membership for just £15 a month and get your ticket to The Fascial Breath for just £30! 

You will also get unlimited access to our resource-rich Members’ Area where we hold articles, research and videos of our brilliant events, including The Fascial Pelvis, The Fascial Foot, The Fascial Heart, The Fascial Spine, Fascia and Resonance, and the British Fascia Symposium (BFS) 2020. The recordings from BFS ’22 will be uploaded late November – so much superb content at your fingertips, categorised and connected so your topic or presenter searches bring everything we have to you at once, in one place.

For the further benefits of membership see here Membership - The Fascia Hub – we look forward to welcoming you as a Fascia Hub member. (N.B. minimum commitment for new members is 3 months’ subscription).

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Terms and Conditions:

Terms and Conditions: All videos from this event will be recorded and available to watch until 20th November 2022. In the case of the cancellation of this event, all payments will be refunded to the attendees. Should an attendee wish to cancel, we will not refund but will allow the transfer of the ticket to another name. Please email us with the full name and email address of the replacement. This exchange can only be offered until one week prior to the event, not thereafter.