Achieving recovery means finding the combination of therapies and services that works best for you. Our breathwork group is one of the many methods we use to help clients at Sunrise Recovery Ranch get on the path to lifelong healing.
What Is Breathwork?
Breathwork is another term for breathing exercises and techniques that involve intentionally changing your breathing patterns and consciously focusing on inhaling and exhaling.
This process also creates more self-awareness by encouraging you to pay attention to how your body — such as in your diaphragm, chest, and stomach — feels as the air fills and leaves it.
While there are many different types of breathwork exercises, some of the most common include box or square breathing, alternate nostril breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, and 4-7-8 breathing.
During breathwork groups, you may take part in any number of these practices as well as discussions about what you experienced emotionally and physically while doing certain breathing exercises.
These group sessions are appropriate for adults age 18 and older of all genders who are struggling with a primary addiction diagnosis, as well as those who are struggling with a co-occurring mental health condition.
Because every person’s needs and goals are different, we will work closely with you to determine whether this service is right for you before adding our breathwork group to your personalized care plan.
Benefits of Breathwork
How you breathe may not seem like an important aspect of your recovery process, but breathwork exercises offer a variety of benefits when led by experienced professionals.
Breathing fully and deeply activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which uses hormones to calm and relax the body. This can slow your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, and relax your muscles.
While in this state of physical calm, your thoughts can slow and focus, and you may even begin to release painful memories or emotions.
Many clients who take part in the breathwork group at Sunrise Recovery Ranch feel empowered by this practice because their own breath becomes a source of solace, comfort, and rejuvenation.
Rather than turn to substances in times of stress or emotional pain, they have learned simple breathwork exercises that can ground them in challenging moments.
Our Breathwork Group
The breathwork group at Sunrise Recovery Ranch is led by highly experienced professionals who are passionate about helping people heal through the mind/body connection.
You may take part in our breathwork group in any program offered at our facility, whether you are in residential treatment, our partial hospitalization program (PHP), or our intensive outpatient program (IOP).
When we integrate this group into your individualized care plan, it will be just one of many high-quality therapies and services you will participate in as part of your recovery process.
You can expect each breathwork group session to last about an hour. Each of these sessions targets specific concerns, such as stress, anxiety, pain, and trouble focusing.
To ensure that you get the most out of your group breathwork sessions, you will complete a detailed assessment of your medical history, presenting concerns, and recovery goals.
We will use this information not only to inform how to approach your group breathwork sessions, but also to create a care plan that is tailored to meet your specific strengths, challenges, and needs.
By participating in the breathwork group as part of one of our leading addiction treatment programs, you can develop a powerful strategy for long-term recovery.