rebirthing


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rebirthing

[rēbur′thing]
a form of psychotherapy developed by Leonard Orr that focuses on the breath and breathing apparatus. Orr believes the premature severing of the umbilical cord deprives the newborn of oxygen and forces him or her to suddenly learn to breathe through fluid-filled lungs, resulting in panic and terror with every breath taken. The goal of treatment is to overcome the trauma of the birth-damaged breathing apparatus so the person is able to use the breath as a supportive and creative part of life.
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Sinead runs her sessions and Rebirthing classes at her clinic in Harcourt Street, Dublin.
Named after a 10-year-old North Carolina girl who died as a result of a rebirthing procedure, the Candace Newmaker Resolution of 2002, encourages states to enact laws prohibiting it.
Last night, Sandy Barr from Scotland's best-known New Age therapy centre The Findhorn Foundation, said that like many others, the Blairs had turned to alternative methods like rebirthing to seek answers.