Clare Gabriel has been in full time private practice as a rebirthing and conscious breathwork practitioner since 1989. She has also run many breath-related groups and trainings over the last 30 years.
Clare brings many complementary skills to her practice. These include Somatic Awareness, bodywork, Voice Dialogue, Family Constellations and psychotherapy studies. She loves to keep abreast of the latest knowledge that neuroscience has been uncovering about breathing. Having been in this field for over thirty years, it is very gratifying to see the science emerging that concurs with what we've known and experienced for so long!
In her practice, she is passionate about creating space for our individual stories to be heard, to enable us to accept and integrate the whole of our experience, including the marginalised and wounded aspects of ourselves. She understands that when we take this experiential journey we become able, with support, to surrender and move beyond our separated sense of self into the sweet experience of ourselves as pure essence or Being, where there is no separation. As we move through our stories, new ones begin to emerge - these new stories can now express who we really are and we become free to celebrate the unique qualities that each of us has brought into this world.
Clare carries within her a deep and abiding sense of what a precious thing it is to be in human form with the extraordinary creative and joyful possibilities that this brings. She gives a very focused attention to the detail of each person's story, and has a natural and honed ability to reflect back those parts of a person that they haven't yet seen, acknowledged or quite believed about themselves. She likes to encourage her clients to practice breathwork or meditation at home.
Clare is a longstanding Practitioner Member of the British Rebirth Society, the main UK professional rebirthing breathwork body. She has served as its General Secretary, Chairperson and Publicity Officer. She also served as Vice President of the International Breathwork Foundation, the international association of breathworkers that convenes annually at the Global Inspiration Conference.
I currently offer one-to-one sessions, short- and long-term, with conscious breathwork at the centre. We always begin with an hour's consultation, free of charge, where you can decide whether you feel safe and happy to work with me. My work is utterly client-centred so we journey together, learning to give deep attention to what is occurring in the present moment, enabling softening, healing and opening to occur in the gentlest and most beautiful way possible.PLEASE NOTE: I now live and work in Wells, Somerset. I no longer have a practice in London.