Who we have helped
'My pain hasn't disappeared; but I've learned to respond with kindness to the mental stress and anxiety that goes with living with physical pain. Breathworks
helped me turn my life around when I thought it was over.'
Sue McKenna, who lives with Paget's Disease
“I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a complex, multi-systemic illness. I have lived in constant pain since I was 12 years old. My Breathworks mindfulness practice is the reason I am still here…and smiling! It helps me physically, mentally and emotionally. I have had to come to terms with a great deal of loss and compassionately accept uncertainty and increasing pain and limitations. That said, my Breathworks practice really does enable me to live well with pain and illness.
I became an accredited Breathworks teacher in December 2017
I would not have been able to train with Breathworks were it not for their bursary scheme and I will always be grateful for the help I received. I hope to find a sustainable way to teach from a place of authenticity in order to help myself and others. In a world where disabled people are often disenfranchised and feel like second class citizens, Breathworks has given me a new, compassionate and engaged way to live.’’
“My diagnosis of Functional Neurological Disorder turned my life upside. I found myself hospitalized with severe physical symptoms as well as a huge amount of emotional pain as the life I had known dissolved around me. I had to find a new way forward, a way to live, a way to be, and my journey with Breathworks has been central to that.
Breathworks has opened my world. It has given me vital tools to self-manage my condition and has helped me to regain my sense of self and self-confidence, feeling a valued member of society once again. The courses, retreats and teacher training I have participated in have brought meaning and purpose back into my life and a renewed sense of hope for the future. All this has been possible thanks to the bursaries I have received. I am sincerely grateful.’’
"I am grateful to Breathworks because the bursary helped me to expand my own practice, complete the teacher training to be able to teach Mindfulness in Brazil and to lead my doctoral research!"
Daniela D. Sopezki - Brazil.
'Since I attended the training part on living well with chronic pain, I can manage my Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthitis and fibromyalgia much better, even when the pain is strong, I also feel grateful and happier. So as a coordinator of a sufferers' group in London I would like to introduce this method to the rest of some 30 sufferers and would be asking your for the possibility of paying a teacher for us all.