As one of the foremost Rebirthers in Los Angeles, I have been practicing Rebirthing since 1985. I am one of few licensed psychotherapists who understand its' effectiveness to incorporate Rebirthing into my private practice as one of many tools available to my clients.
It can be done in groups, as well as individual sessions. The following is a list of
frequently asked questions.
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL REBIRTHER, OR WANTING AN INTENSIVE PERSONAL GROWTH EXPERIENCE, I WILL BE STARTING A TRAINING PROGRAM SOON. IF THAT IS YOU, LET ME KNOW ON MY CONSULTATION PAGE AND I WILL NOTIFY YOU WHEN IT IS SCHEDULED.
What is rebirthing? Rebirthing is a breathing process that increases our ability to feel and resolve the effects of our past. It involves breathing in a full, free manner (as guided by a trained Rebirther); the result is an increase in the level of physical and spiritual energy in our body, thus cleansing the many tensions held there. The result of the physical cleansing is that the mental and emotional origins of tension come back into consciousness and can then be healed. By learning to breathe consciously and fully, we discover and release the core issues now held in our mind and emotions.
Why is it called Rebirthing? It was named Rebirthing because when Leonard Orr developed it in the early 70s both he and his first clients relived their births, discovering the tremendous impact birth had had on them. Rebirthing has since undergone many changes to become a more holistic process, addressing our entire childhood and life experience. Most Rebirthers have not changed the name as addressing the birth experience helps to heal all relationship issues. We also like the name because it communicates the tremendous transformative value of rebirthing.
What is a session like? Every session with a Rebirther involves both counseling and the breathing process. Your Rebirther will help you with both current and past issues, helping you to contact your true feelings and resolve the associated unconscious beliefs. The breathing process assists this journey by increasing your physical and spiritual energy, enabling you to surrender to feelings and open the unconscious mind so past experiences can be reexperienced and released. Rebirthing leaves you with an incredible sense of peace, aliveness, and true self-worth.
Why do I need a Rebirther? A Rebirther is a professionally trained counselor who guides your breath in a way that enables the process to occur. S/He also guides you through and supports you during the variety of feelings, thoughts, and body sensations that you may experience during a session.
How often should I get Rebirthed and for how long? Rebirthing can be used for either short- or long-term counseling. We recommend one session per week. The purpose of this is to build a trusting relationship with your Rebirther and to maintain that relationship frequently enough to realize and integrate the cumulative results.
In most people's experience, a relatively short-term commitment to the rebirthing process brings long-term and life-transforming results. Often, after only fifteen to twenty sessions, you will be able to start getting results from rebirthing yourself; you will always see value, however, in continuing sessions with a professional Rebirther. You can also attend Rebirthing Schools and learn to trade rebirths with other Rebirther Trainees.
How does Rebirthing relate to childbirth? Rebirthing does not directly relate to childbirth, but if both partners are resolved with their own birth and family issues, they will be more able to give birth without complication and to be better parents. Since birth has a major impact on our lives, Rebirthers tend to be advocates of gentle childbirth practices.
Above material written by Peter Kane
Take the first breath towards emotional and spiritual peace and happiness.
Stuart Altschuler, M.F.T.