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 received a bursary to help me complete my Breathworks Teacher Training. I have had long-term health issues since birth and mindfulness has completely transformed my life, including losing seven stone in weight.
I now teach mindfulness to others including healthcare professionals. I can't express
enough gratitude to the Breathworks Foundation and all those who donate.'
Joy Reeves, Degenerative conditions
"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.
Maria Jose Fanjul
'I am fortunate not to have a diagnosed medical problem. During the last 5 - 10 years however I have been through some intensely stressful times which have had a significant impact on my physical and emotional well-being. The week-long Breathworks course I attended really helped build on, consolidate and reaffirm the importance of my mindfulness practice. I'm hoping I will be able to continue training so that I will be in a better position to help others experiencing stress too.''
The Breathworks Teacher Training is excellent! Not only is it allowing me to share the benefits of mindfulness with young people and adults, but it's also helping me deal with my own very recent and ongoing back pain. Breathworks has given me choices as to how I want to live my life. Thank you so much for your ongoing guidance, encouragement and financial support. Without your bursary, I would not be able to fulfil my dream of becoming a Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher.
Since we last met I've got a job! Credit for that must go to
the tools given to me on the course.'
CJ, Back pain
'I feel more confident and can enjoy being alive right now.'
AG, Cancer recovery and ME
I can't thank you enough for techniques I will have all my life which I can use anywhere.'
JS, Neck Muscle Spasms
"It has been the best help for me without a doubt, not only my husband has noticed the difference in me but others have mentioned that I seem different."
JO, Chronic Fatigue