So, how did I get to practise these methods?
In a way, I think these methods chose me, rather the other way round. I “discovered” each one of these methods at a different stage in my life. Each one of them came into my life at the right and precise time it was supposed to. So, I hope it won’t be too long to read, but this is it. This is my story.
On some level, an intuitive one, I’ve always felt that there’s so much more to “me” than what I, or anyone else, can see. I felt there’s a whole part of myself that I don’t know, and the thought of getting to know myself better was fascinating, scary and inspiring at the same time.
Back when I was in my early 20s, a good friend got back from India and told me that she went to a meditation course, 10 days in complete silence. The word ‘Vipassana’ was never mentioned, but I knew this is something I HAVE to do. I could feel it all over my body, as if this is something I can’t resist.
It took me 4 years to actually go ahead and do it, but in the end I did. It is impossible to describe the feeling of deep serenity, peace and happiness after a 10 day Vipassana course. It was (and still is) a lifechanging experience for me, a profound, never-ending lesson and a path for liberation. I’m a Vipassana student, on a continuous journey on its path.
It was a few years later that I discovered Rebirthing Breathwork. Back at that time when I came acquainted with Breathwork, I was at a deep loss. It was only 5 months after I lost my Mum to cancer, I was shocked, in deep pain and grief. I felt that I stopped breathing overall and gave up to this huge weight on my chest. It seems like everything was closing down on me, I had no way to go.
One day, while in a random conversation with a friend, she mentioned that she went to a session of Rebirthing Breathwork. As I had no idea what she was talking about, I asked her what was it all about. She described it very superficially and sent me to look it up on Google (as I did). Well, her superficial explanation was enough for me, as again, I could feel it all over my body this is something I have to do.
And I did. The first session was one of the most intense, ever-relieving and overwhelming experiences I’ve ever gone through. I will never forget the way I felt at the end – I was able to breathe freely again. The weight over my chest was almost completely gone. Breathing freely, both on the metaphorical level and on the practical level, is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. It was amazing to understand how much I needed it by realising just how much I was lacking of it.
It was after a year of practising Rebirthing Breathwork that I signed up for the practitioner training. Through this training I explored and came to know a whole new part of myself. Two years later I did my Masters Practitioner training. A journey which started from my lowest place in life, brought me to find, and own, a whole new me. A whole new happier me.
Not too long after I completed my Masters training in Breathwork, I came across a Bruce Lipton’s book ‘The Biology of Belief’. Within this book, he briefly mentioned a very interesting method called PSYCH-K. Intrigued enough, I did a little online research about it. Guess what happened – yep, the same thing – I felt it all over my body, I had to do it. And I did. That’s how I became a PSYCH-K facilitator.
I live my life practising these 3 methods. By no means I suggest that these 3 are the ultimate, best methods to practise. Not at all. These 3 are the most right for me. Throughout the years I’ve tried out many other methods, all valid and legit. This is my personal story on how I found what is right for me. I hope you find these 3 methods, or some of them, to be right for you.
No matter which method you find to be the right for you, and it could be anything, practise
it, explore yourself through it and be the person you strive to be.