"Jim Morningstar has written a heartfelt masterwork of breath-centered therapeutic support. He draws on an expansive knowledge of multicultural breath practices throughout history and many years of his own deep personal work and professional practice. The result is a valuable contribution at the growing edge of modern therapy, and a revolutionary blueprint combining mind/body healing and the latest findings in brain research."
-Tav Sparks, author of
The Power Within: Becoming, Being, and the Holotropic Paradigm
; and director of Grof Transpersonal Training
"Jim Morningstar is a wise and visionary healer, who knows the ways of the body and the heart. His work opens from trauma to well-being, from past to radiant present."
-Jack Kornfield, Buddhist teacher and author of
The Roots of Buddhist Psychology
"A profound and comprehensive book based on extensive experience as therapist and trainer, including new scientific research and informative models from biology and sociology, thus underlining the central role of conscious breathing in daily life and healing work. A must-read for therapists in any area of personal development and healthcare."
-Dr. Wilfried Ehrmann, international trainer in integrative breathwork and author of
Manual of Breath Therapy
Coherent Breathing: Aligning Breath and Heart
"Dr. Jim Morningstar is one of the real pioneers in breathwork. In his new book he offers a good illustration of how Therapeutic Breathwork represents a new form of interactive healing that benefits both client and therapist. With its comprehensive theory and overview of breathwork, it is an essential contribution for breathwork as a whole."
-Gunnel Minett, psychologist and author of
Exhale: An Overview of Breathwork
How to Grow a Healthy Mind
"Throughout Break Through with Breathwork, Jim Morningstar presents actual case studies that add a wonderful human touch, as well as an explanation based on neuroscience for the changes that Dr. Morningstar has seen in clients during his experience as a breathwork practitioner. This book is one of the few books of its kind that demonstrates the safe and effective usage of faster than normal breathing in professional practice. Break Through with Breathwork should be read by anyone interested in evolving modern counseling techniques to keep pace with the growing need to help people face the challenges of life today. Both professionals and nonprofessionals alike will be struck by Jim Morningstar's clarity, involvement, and attention to detail, which is such an integral part of healing. A must-read! I highly recommend it."
-Shirley Telles, MBBS, MPhil, PhD (neurophysiology), DSc (yoga); director of Patanjali Research Foundation in Haridwar, India
"Jim Morningstar was one of the first therapists in America to understand and explore the connection between mind, body, breath, and emotions. His approach, called Therapeutic Breathwork, has proven to be extremely effective in the field of trauma recovery, especially in cases where prescription medications and talk therapy have failed. His model of the six major breathing patterns and their link to basic body themes is truly unique and nothing short of brilliant. This chapter alone makes his newest book Break Through with Breathwork a must-read for every breathworker and all healthcare practitioners. And it offers invaluable support and genuine inspiration to all of us on the path of personal growth and spiritual development."
-Dan Brulé, author of
Just Breathe: Master Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business and Beyond
"In the coming years we are going to see a greater focus on the use of breathing to bring about healing in counseling and clinical mental health practice. Jim's extensive personal and professional experience of breathwork places him in an ideal position to introduce breathwork to those new to these practices. And for the more experienced practitioner this book provides plenty of stimuli for further personal integration and professional growth." -Lloyd Lalande, PhD; clinical breathwork researcher and trainer; lecturer in clinical mental health counseling
"Jim Morningstar walks the talk and breaths the breath. He is a leading figure in breathwork today. If you aspire to use breathwork in counseling, this breakthrough book is your resource."
-Dr. Joy Manné, author of
Soul Therapy and Family Constellations
"Jim has created a wonderful guide to help empower practitioners from all walks to add breathwork to their toolbox. This type of breathing breaks through old, no longer useful patterns while helping the practitioner and client create a healthy new vibrant way of life. Jim instills the confidence and knowledge to begin this great life adventure of breathwork personally and professionally."
-Lauren Cafritz, breath facilitator, lecturer, and teacher