Feeling stressed? Stuck? Tired of telling yourself the same old story?
Narrative Breathwork combines the calming effects of a guided meditation technique known as breathwork along with the transformative power of story— in order to relieve stress and illuminate answers to questions in your life. The secret weapon? Unlocking your body’s two most powerful tools-- your breath and your imagination. Plus, there’s music, laughter, and journaling. The result is calming, cathartic, emotional and, well, pretty damn cool.
Developed by David Nadelberg-- a leader in the storytelling community who has spent 16+ years helping people unlock their life stories as the founder of Mortified-- the practice uses personal storytelling to enhance a guided meditation that has been around for centuries. For nearly two decades, Nadelberg has been on a mission to harness the power of personal stories. Today, that mission continues through Narrative Breathwork, a powerful tool that helps unclutter the mind and illuminate goals by channeling memory. If you are feeling stuck, stressed out, or simply enjoy entering trippy headspaces while listening to awesome music, Narrative Breathwork is ideal for you.
Is it weird? Yes. Is it safe? Totally. Is it spiritual? That’s up to you. Will you like it? Find out why many are already obsessed.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring a blanket or yoga mat, a bottle of water, and yourself. No special attire required--just be comfortable.
THIS IS AN AWESOME TOOL FOR
No experience is necessary. Be real. Be vulnerable.
IS THIS LIKE OTHER KINDS OF BREATHWORK?
That depends since the term means one thing to actors, another thing to yogis, another to singers, and so on. It is a three-part breath through the mouth only, conducted while lying down. Prior to the breathing, there are prompts that encourage you to think about your life through a narrative lens.
While open to all, those with respiratory conditions or pregnancies are simply encouraged to go at a pace that matches their comfort level.
Dave Nadelberg is a writer, producer and breathwork facilitator based in Los Angeles. He is creator of Mortified, an international storytelling project known for its stage shows, TV, film, radio, podcast, books and creativity workshops hailed "a cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek. Through his work with Mortified, writing, and breathwork, he is on a mission to change our cultural relationship to shame, vulnerability and empathy. He is a also terrible piano player, a fact that has not stopped him from repeatedly trying.
“I was blown away by the way our retreat participants responded to this workshop. Several came up to me afterwards and told me that hour changed their lives and many listed it in the surveys afterwards as their favorite part of the entire weekend, which was packed with activities. The breathwork, combined with Dave’s natural charm, made the nearly impossible happen: our guests were able to unearth incredibly difficult memories and experiences, and they told me about it while smiling.”
- Anna David, NYT Bestselling Author, Founder of Light Hustler (Writing & Recovery Retreat)
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