REBIRTHING

A therapy featuring the use of continuous, focused breathing and deep reflection under the guidance of a "rebirther" practitioner. To release tension and intense emotions. The goal is the attainment of a state of deep peace and total relaxation, leading to personal growth and positive changes in health, self-esteem and consciousness. This type of therapy is increasingly referred to as "breathwork" or breath-work. 2. A controversial form of therapy, though now discredited, in which a subject attempts to re-experience the act of being born. in order to attempt resolution of supposed pre-natal conflicts and emotions.

REBIRTHING: "Whatever its connotation, rebirthing is a controversial form of therapy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REBIRTHING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/rebirthing/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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