This article describes 3 types of conscious breathing (circular breathing, conscious connected breathing, and fast and full breathing) and the use of therapeutic breathwork within the counseling process, The authors describe the many facets of the breathwork experience, provide a case study, and address clinical considerations when engaging in breathwork with clients.
Conscious connected breathing is essentially the same as the circular breath, with one key difference.
As with conscious connected breathing, the fast and full breath, when sustained, will lead to an altered state of consciousness and should not be attempted without a trained facilitator.
After I felt certain that he both understood the conscious connected breathing and was comfortable with the process, I asked him to continue breathing in this manner while I sat beside him observing.
Breathwork: Exploring the Frontier of "Being" and "Doing" by Diane Zimberoff & David Hartman, presents a thorough theoretical and empirical basis for this wonderful healing process known as breathwork, conscious connected breathing, or rebirthing.