Matthew Thomson, a Little Insight Into Who I Am
Having plunged into the depths of a life devoid of true vitality, feeling utterly disconnected from my own self, I extended my grasp towards any semblance of solace. This journey of self-destructive patterns persisted for a span of three decades.
Guided by an embodied coach, we can break free from these destructive cycles and rediscover a sense of completeness, ultimately unlocking our inherent strength and potential.
My introduction to breathwork and imagery occurred during my time in high school, when I was initiated into the role of a future educator and coach. Equipped with these techniques, I aimed to empower my students not only in their academic pursuits but also in their athletic endeavors. Countless inspiring narratives emerged from my tenure in the field of education.
Regrettably, it never occurred to me to employ these very tools for my own well-being during the years of grappling with addiction, anguish, and unrestrained emotions. A pivotal moment of surrender arrived one day, as I sank onto the couch and embarked on my initial personal exploration of breathwork. This marked a profoundly transformative juncture, signifying the commencement of a new voyage that gradually lifted me out of the abyss.
The journey of freeing myself has spanned 14 years up to this point. It began with entering a phase of isolation and intensive studies, which meant distancing myself from most relationships aside from work and family. The progression has been gradual, involving the development of trust in the information presented to me and having faith in the guidance that directs my path.
At the moment, I find myself anchored in daily interactions. I'm experiencing a heightened sense of presence in various situations, approaching them with increased love and compassion for both people and circumstances. I've let go of a significant amount of anger and life frustrations. This has brought me to a state of inner tranquility, enabling me to engage with life from a more instinctive space of understanding. Truly, life has become considerably more exquisite and deserving of being lived at this moment.
Currently, I engage in daily breathwork, Kundalini, and energy practices. This has led to a remarkable transformation in my life, bringing forth a profound sense of joy.
One of the pathways that led to my liberation involved returning to the realm of education, gaining certification in Breathwork Facilitation, Somatic Coaching, and Sound Healing.
What is Breathwork?
Utilizing breathwork offers a potent means to rediscover our authentic self. Frequently, we find ourselves disconnected from our genuine selves, navigating life through the filters of distortion, external perspectives, or social norms. Breathwork has the potential to dismantle these fillers, reestablishing a connection with our authentic essence and true identity.
For quite awhile, our focus has been about figuring out ways to improve our emotional state. Practicing breathwork is a way to let go of mental and emotional burdens. It allows us to access our intuition. This method enhances a more natural flow throughout the day, free from any coercion or opposition.
Through the exploration of breathwork, we embark on a path to understand the essence of living in harmony with self-love. Imagine if we could actually experience the true sensation of self-love.
Join me and venture into uncharted territories within your body, unlocking sensations you never thought attainable. Discover places within that have long yearned for exploration. The moment has arrived to liberate yourself from the turmoil and rediscover your authentic truth.
What is Somatic Coaching?
Somatic Coaching is an approach that combines psychological principles with bodily awareness and physical experiences to facilitate personal growth and development.
Somatic Coaching focuses on the connection between the mind and the body, recognizing that our thoughts, emotions and behaviors are intricately linked to bodily sensations and movements.
Somatic Coaching involves techniques to help individuals gain insights, make shifts, and create positive changes by becoming more attuned to their bodily sensations, posture, movement patterns, and overall physical presence. This approach can be used to address a range of issues such as stress, emotional regulation, communication skills and achieving personal goals.
I introduce the practice of sound healing to elevate the experience and aid in the exploration of our inner emotions.
Benefits of practicing breathwork and receiving somatic coaching:
Breathwork, a practice involving conscious control of breathing patterns, can offer a range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Some of these benefits include:
Stress Reduction: Breathwork techniques, such as deep breathing and diaphragmatic breathing, can activate the body's relaxation response, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
Improved Mental Clarity: Mindful breathing can clear the mind, enhance focus, and promote mental clarity, leading to better decision-making and problem-solving.
Enhanced Relaxation: Controlled breathing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and a sense of calm.Increased Energy: Certain breathwork practices, like energizing techniques, can boost oxygen levels in the body, leading to increased vitality and energy levels.
Emotional Regulation: Breathwork can help regulate emotions by creating a connection between the breath and emotional responses, aiding in emotional processing and balance.
Better Sleep: Practicing calming breathwork before bedtime can help improve sleep quality and aid in falling asleep more easily.
Physical Health: Deep breathing can improve lung function, increase oxygen supply to the body, and enhance circulation, contributing to overall physical well-being.
Mind-Body Connection: Breathwork can deepen the connection between the mind and body, fostering a greater awareness of bodily sensations and emotions.
Release of Tension: Breathwork can release physical tension and tightness in the body, leading to reduced muscle tension and discomfort.
Support for Meditation: Breathwork serves as an excellent anchor for meditation, helping individuals enter deeper states of meditation and mindfulness.
Enhanced Immune System: Breathwork practices that reduce stress and improve circulation can positively impact the immune system's functioning.
Heightened Self-Awareness: Breathwork encourages mindfulness and introspection, leading to a better understanding of one's thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors.
Reduced Blood Pressure: Controlled breathing techniques can contribute to lowered blood pressure, promoting cardiovascular health.
It's important to note that the specific benefits can vary depending on the type of breathwork practiced and the individual's consistency and dedication to the practice. As with any wellness practice, it's advisable to learn breathwork techniques from qualified instructors and to tailor the practice to one's own needs and comfort level.
What a session may look like with Matthew?
Establishing a sense of safety holds paramount importance to me. The extent of safety we experience has a direct correlation with our journey of personal evolution as humans.
A session revolves around uncovering the vitality residing within you – a need that seeks acknowledgment and affection. Subsequently, we will incorporate breathwork to discern the body's reactions to this specific need, identifying the energies that come into play. Through this revelation, we will delve into various techniques that can be applied in your journey, reshaping energies to enrich your life in a more splendid manner.
The primary benefit it offers is the capacity to unveil profound layers of comprehension and a stronger bond with our bodies. This process enables us to liberate subconscious patterns that hinder our progress, enhance emotional intelligence, and even foster physical healing.
The act of transitioning from mental preoccupation to a state of bodily awareness can trigger their inherent self-healing mechanism, affording them the opportunity to delve into the more profound advantages of breathwork, helping you trust your own intuition and gut feeling to be more aware of sensations in your body.