Corporate and Workplace Breathwork

(online or at your place of work)

I was lucky enough to attend a 1-hour Introduction to Breathwork session led virtually by Deborah through my employer. I have a fulfilling and demanding job which is largely desk-based, and juggling the demands of work and family mean I have little time for myself. Within just 1-hour I was moved by Deborah’s story, I’d built my own knowledge on the physical and mental effects of breathing on our bodies, and I’d personally experienced several techniques that were transformative in that moment. After the session I felt calmer and more focused, and Deborah generously shared a number of practical resources which I am putting to great use already.

Justine Cooper, Head of Brook Graham APAC, Pinsent Masons 


Breathwork is the perfect workplace wellness strategy, as it addresses core areas of health, physical, mental and emotional, in a simple, accessible way. With an ever growing body of scientific research to support the benefits of participating in regular breathwork sessions, employees will feel more relaxed, have more energy, and feel better about themselves, as well as learning skills to manage daily stress. Additional benefits of a balanced nervous system, include improved communication and team building as well as reduced absenteeism.


Everyone suffers from stress, whether it's hidden inside as elevated blood pressure and digestive issues, or whether it's more obvious. The list of symptoms is extensive and many of them people wouldn't actually recognise them as signs of stress; left ignored they can lead to illness and more serious problems. Long term stress results in reduced performance whilst at work and more time off work partly because it reduces our immune system function. Stress limits us in a myriad of ways that impact our daily lives and those we live and work with. Most people are so used to living in a stressed state that it's become the new norm, yet simple breathwork strategies can make a big difference and clients often notice those differences quickly . 


Using breath as the focus, makes it much easier for many people to access the meditative states that support feelings of calm in body and mind.  When we bring in the Conscious Connected Breath (see online offerings below), then breathwork becomes an accelerated meditation programme. The state of "relaxed aliveness" can be reached which is an optimal for work, study and daily life.

 

Benefits of breathwork sessions include:

  • More energy
  • Improved ability to problem solve and creativity
  • Enhanced mindfulness and focus
  • Relaxation
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved heart rate variability 
  • Toned vagus nerve 
  • Increased resilience 
  • Nervous system regulation (measurable drop in Cortisol levels)
  • Stronger immune and digestive systems
  • Greater ability to manage emotions
  • Increased ability to handle stress

Deborah teaches breathwork and supplies support materials, including a recommended app and has created guided audio resources, so that breathwork strategies can be used when needed.  These skills can then be utilised on the way to work, during the work day or on the way home to de-stress.  


Whether staff are in an office sitting at a desk in an office, or working from home, they simply need internet access to attend online group sessions.  The effects are cumulative, so the more these techniques are practiced, the more profound the changes so regular sessions are recommended. Regular sessions encourage and motivate employees to keep up the homework, and to keep building their resilience.


Online sessions are a low cost, low maintenance support to staff wellbeing, that will make a significant impact quickly. 

This was a great way for me to reconnect with my body …taking a break from my responsibilities and worries, and focusing solely on breath. Deborah is well-educated in breath practice, and provides evidence and helpful explanations to support her practices. Her gentle manner and invitations to participate in the techniques make for a comfortable and safe environment to learn and experience the power of the breath. 

Doctor (psychiatry resident at University of Toronto)

Online sessions

There are two basic 30 minute sessions to choose from, which can be combined into a 1 hour session to immerse in all 3 kinds of Breathwork:


  • Mindful breath and Coherent Breathing (coherent breathing is the natural breathing rate to let your nervous system find regulation and balance). 

  • Mindful breath and Conscious Connected Breathing (conscious connected breath gently builds energy and allows your body to let go of tension)

These are interchangeable at any time, although it's recommended to start with Coherent Breathing. 

The techniques can be learn and practices sitting at a desk, or lying down.

All sessions include different "neural exercises" - quick techniques for daily use to combat stress and to work with soothing the nervous system's responses (toning the vagus nerve). Sessions also include an introduction to the science (of human safety) aka Polyvagal theory, and the underlying scientific principles behind each practice.


Sessions can be booked as a one off or a series. They can be small intimate groups with camera on, or larger groups where participants can choose to have camera on or off.

What clients are saying

Thank you, Deborah, for a wonderful breath session. Your 30 minute session left me relaxed, calm and focused after a full day at work and ready to face the weekend. 

Anne-Marie (Change Manager, large multi-national)

Deborah Maddison | Healing Space

Deborah brings her personal and compassionate touch to all sessions so that your employees can feel seen and heard, as well as learning vital life skills.  


She can also visit you in person, should you wish run longer workshops, to further support everyone and build their repertoire of stress management skills. Also an away day with spa, and lunch in Glastonbury can be arranged


Through regular online sessions your employees are able to begin building a trusting relationship with Deborah, also giving them the opportunity, should they wish, to work with her one to one, and to work with other modalities for their own further development. This can give those who are struggling on any level an opportunity to reach out, in their own time, for confidential, simple and effective support to address stress related problems.


Deborah has 30 years experience, ranging from teaching and competing in martial arts, serving as an officer in the Royal Navy (including Ministry of Defence work), to teaching child and parent yoga, and working therapeutically with a range of clients, from those suffering with PTSD and trauma, to those simply wanting to conquer stress and be at their best.

What clients are saying

Breathwork session with Deborah Madison was incredible. Deborah had a very soothing presence that makes you feel safe and comfortable. Practicing different breathing techniques and then seeing how it affects your breath rate was very illuminating. I'll be sure to practice these techniques to continue deepening this practice and will be sharing with my patients. Thank you so much Deborah!

Doctor (psychiatry resident at University of Toronto)

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Thank you so much for yesterday’s session. I thought that it was amazing - I felt a real sense of peace afterwards and as I said a mixture of relaxation and energy. 

Michelle