I have been working in Birmingham as a Certified Transformational Breath® Facilitator since 2005. In 2007 I completed the Trainer programme in The Netherlands, certificated by the International Transformational Breath Foundation. With a professional background in Childcare Social Work and Child and Adolescent Mental Health, I was first attracted to breathwork in the 1990s, when it formed a key part of my recovery from cancer.
I have experience of working with people with a wide range of needs and aim to tailor sessions to suit you. I sometimes use various tools in addition to Transformational Breath®; in particular, Michael Brown’s The Presence Process, a parallel programme that aims to integrate early experiences which continue to affect us in our daily relationships. I have also devised a 6-session BodyProud programme for people wishing to use Transformational Breath® to manage their weight. For children aged three to ten, I have designed and developed Jelly Breathing, a creative visualization to increase confidence and wellbeing, and as a way of introducing them Transformational Breath®. I also work with babies who may benefit from integrating their birth experience through their breathing.
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Andria is currently exploring other healing and breathing techniques in order to work holistically with people with complex physical and emotional needs.
After working for many years in theatre as an actor, director and teacher, I trained in Voice Studies at Central School of Speech and Drama and worked there for two years as a Tutor in Voice, Speech and Text before coming to Birmingham and joining Homer Creative, a creative communications agency. I have been privileged to train as a Certified Transformational Breath® Facilitator with Ange Leake in the UK and with Judith Kravitz in Italy. I have also been privileged to be a member of the Community of Fools, directed by Angela Halvorsen-Bogo, an experiment in extended community and living in the present moment which draws on the wisdom of clown training. In January 2021 I gained my certification to work with the breath online.
My goal is to bring these disciplines together in a way that enables me to facilitate individuals and groups in their self-initiated quest for true expression, health, joy and powerful change in their lives. I offer one to one sessions in voice, speech and presentation and in Transformational Breath®, tailored to individual need, as well as running and collaborating on workshops for Transformational Breath® with Birmingham Breathes, and Singing Heart (creative voice) workshops.
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