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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Alicia Barmon, LCPC, a Baltimore area yoga therapist and psychotherapist, about breath work.

Alicia combines Somatic Experiencing with breathwork to build a bridge between the subconscious and conscious mind – the implicit and the explicit… allowing trauma energy to emerge and be supported, held and felt in a new way – in relationship with the loving witness. 

Her work emerges from the intersection of science and spirituality as she weaves modern science with ancient practices to create 30 minute daily practices that draw from quantum physics, Vedic philosophy, Chinese medicine, Buddhism and her deep reverence for trees and fungi. 

She offers a breathwork class that has been running daily for 2 years. She also teaches the “Therapeutic Applications of the Breath’ to practitioners, and she provides somatic based therapy and individualized breathwork sessions to harness the breath for personal and collective liberation. She has a breathwork handbook that will be released later this year – stay tuned…

In this week’s episode you’ll hear Alicia explain what breathwork is, give some examples of types of breaths, and talk about how trauma affects our breath. She explains overbreathing, why it’s a problem and what can be done about it, and much more.


Alicia’s website is ahimsatherapy.com

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February 10, 2023

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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