BREATHWORK

Chrysalis Freedom uses a shamanic approach to breathing, facilitating often profoundly altered states of consciousness. This type of breathing supports the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing of the practitioner while offering potentially life-changing healing and the release and/or integration of trauma.

 

They offer sessions of intensive Breathwork for individuals and groups which incorporate breathing, sound and vibration therapy, and meditation techniques to release stored trauma.

EQUINE THERAPY

Family Nest Therapy CIC is a family-run organisation based in Par, Cornwall. Founded by sisters-in-law, Sarah and Jess who realised how beneficial horses can be in supporting people of all ages and abilities with their mental health.


Family Nest offers equine therapy to veterans as they understand that many individuals can experience symptoms such as anxiety, fear, and hopelessness after traumatic events. They help their clients overcome these feelings through the use of equine therapy. Sarah understands firsthand how challenging this can be as her husband previously suffered from PTSD after a career in the military.  


She applies her skills and knowledge to develop personal support plans that are suitable to each individual and their needs.

For more information on the benefits of equine therapy, please visit their website.


This article provides additional information:


https://www.ptsduk.org/how-horse-riding-and-equine-therapy-has-helped-ptsd-sufferers/.

CBD

Based on the ever-growing evidence available, CBD may be highly useful to the veteran community in the management of symptoms related to stress, anxiety, PTSD, sleep, substance use and chronic pain.

MEDICAL CANNABIS

The last few years have seen a vast body of evidence produced through scientific research, demonstrating the benefits of cannabis for treating a wide range of conditions and symptoms; including:

 

  • Chronic & neuropathic pain

  • Psychiatric conditions (such as anxiety, depression and PTSD)

  • Sleep problems and insomnia

  • Loss of appetite

THERAPIES

AYAHUASCA

More information coming soon

SOUND & MUSIC THERAPY

Music plays a pivotal role in sculpting the acute psychedelic experience and has major implications for the long-term outcomes people may experience.

Across the board, music is used during psychedelic healing and therapy sessions as a standard of care and guidance. Music can be thought of as the “hidden therapist,” during psychedelic treatment, due to its central importance

Developed from peer-reviewed research on the use of music in psychedelic therapy, Wavepaths is designed to support therapeutic work with PTSD, depression, end-of-life anxiety and other conditions, with or without a psychedelic.

PSILOCYBIN

More information coming soon

TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH

Transformational Breath® is a simple self-healing form of breathwork that helps people to open up the full potential of their breathing system, by focusing on, and encouraging, a full diaphragmatic breath. 

The initial session is approximately two hours long. The actual breath session is approximately 60 minutes with 30 minutes on either side. The first 30 minutes is an opportunity to connect, and to set an intention for the session, while the final 30 minutes allows for some integration and grounding after the breath session. 

The breathing session will start with a short breath analysis where Alex will observe the breath to see where the breath is being held physically. From there you will then move into the main part of the session where Alex will use simple techniques including adjusting the position of your body, applying gentle hands-on pressure, use sound, movement, and positive affirmations to help open your breath. 

Breathwork can lead to improvement in our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. By encouraging a full diaphragmatic breath Transformational Breath® supports multiple bodily systems including the digestive system, lymphatic system, detox system, and nervous system.  For example, it can help balance the ‘fight and flight’ and ‘rest and digest’ branches of the autonomic nervous system. With practice we can experience better energy flow in the body, allowing for improvements in our mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing too.