Medical and Psychiatric Contraindications to Participating In Breathwork

 

Breathwork results in certain specific physiological changes in the body and also can result in intense physical and emotional release. Therefore, for safety purposes, we do not allow persons with the following conditions to participate in a breathwork:

 

  • Epilepsy

  • Detached Retina

  • Glaucoma

  • Prior diagnosis by a health professional of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

  • Osteoporosis that is serious enough whereby moving around actively could cause potential issues.

  • High Blood Pressure that is not controlled with medication.

  • Pregnancy

  • Cardiovascular disease and/or irregularities including prior heart attack

  • Family history of aneurysms

  • Use of prescription blood-thinning medications such as Coumadin

  • Hospitalization for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis during the past 10 years.

  • Strokes, seizures, TIAs, or other brain/neurological condition or disease

 

If you have been diagnosed with PTSD, you are required to be in therapy and to get your therapist’s approval to participate before you register. 

Any other medical, psychiatric or physical conditions which would impair or affect ability to engage in any activities that involve intense physical and/or emotional release.

If you're not sure if this breathwork is safe for you due to any physical condition then please consult with your doctor, physician, or therapist first.