Breathing exercises helped a Radio 1 DJ deal with his grief after his girlfriend passed away from cancer.
An author and breathing specialist who has written several best-sellers has discussed how altering his breathing habits helped him cope with the loss of his girlfriend.
In order to discuss his late girlfriend’s terminal cancer diagnosis, Stuart Sandeman, author of the Sunday Times bestseller Breathe In, Breathe Out, appeared on This Morning.
Stuart, from Edinburgh, recalled looking for cancer treatments after his girlfriend’s diagnosis while he was speaking with hosts Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle.
He started to grieve after she passed away and went into a depression.
Radio 1 DJ Stuart said that because his mother has always been into yoga, he eventually scheduled a session for himself and her. However, he admitted that he never imagined breathwork would help him get through his grief.
He revealed to Josie and Craig that he felt something shift during the session.
He claimed, “I felt emotion start to build up and build up, erupt and flow from nowhere.”
It was a tremendous cathartic release for me, and it felt wonderful.
Then Stuart remembered that as he was practicing the breathing exercises, he had the impression that his deceased girlfriend was there and was holding his hand.
She was present and speaking to him at the time, and he remarked that it was a particularly moving moment for him. He described it as bizarre, amazing, strange, and wonderful.
I believed, “Either I’m going crazy or there’s something very special here.”
Stuart, a DJ at the time, started concentrating more on breathwork as a result of his intense experience.
He claimed that while his girlfriend was ill, they looked into complementary therapies, but overall he was “quite skeptical.”
But he continued, “For me, grief manifested as anger; anger at myself, guilt, and shame…
The entire world was pressing down on me.
I had no problem with these concepts, but if someone had said…
I doubt I would have believed it possible to “just breathe through your grief.”
Stuart eventually began his journey to becoming a breathwork practitioner after the success of his first session.
It didn’t just end the grief, he claimed, adding that he noticed an increase in energy and a much kinder voice in his head.
Just an improved version of myself, that’s how I felt.
Life “began to flow much easier.”
He shared the fundamentals of breathwork with others and explained how it works on the nervous system to help with energy and stress reduction.
He added that people need to learn how to “hit the off button” and “turn that stress to calm” because “if you’ve got stress… that thought is triggering a stressful breathing pattern.”
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Stuart Sandeman, from Edinburgh, lost his girlfriend to cancer The DJ was skeptical about the practice of breathwork before trying itDuring his first session, he felt like his late girlfriend was there holding his hand