Heal & Move Forward with Rebirthing

What Is Rebirthing? Rebirthing, also known as Breathwork, is a therapeutic technique that allows you to release physical and emotional tension and find resolution to past traumas. It’s usually practiced under the guidance of a suitably experienced facilitator. During a rebirthing session, you lie down, close your eyes and follow a specific breathing pattern. This allows your mind to come gradually into a subtly different state of consciousness. You might find that your body begins…

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The Shields Have Come Down: What I Got Out of the Total Life Change Program

Mahadeva participated in the Total Life Change Programme in April 2019. Here, he shares his experience – and what changed for him. Where I was “I wasn’t going anywhere in my life – I seemed to be stuck and it was difficult. I was just doing the same thing over and over again, so I wanted to shift that. I’d been living in a van and picked up many skills and experiences that I wanted…

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Breaking Free From Depression and Anxiety

If you suffer from depression or anxiety, you are far from alone. Depression affects 300 million people worldwide and the numbers are similar for anxiety. But there is hope! Here’s a refreshing take on depression and what you can do about it from Devaraj, one of Osho Leela’s therapists and workshop leaders. Recognise these thoughts? What’s the point? It’s not worth it. It doesn’t matter what I do, anyway. When you’re depressed, a bodily feeling…

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Want to Meet your Real Self? Bioenergetics Can Help

Bioenergetics is a radical way to release you from the effects of trauma and conditioning so that you can feel as free and light as a feather. The idea behind it is that our muscle system holds all that we’ve repressed. So, when doing Bioenergetics, we put our body into certain positions which allows us to release these tensions. We increase our breathing – in and out through the mouth and from the belly –…

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When Talk Therapy isn’t Enough: Healing our Wounds, Coming Back to our Bodies

I talk to Sanjula, one of the therapists and workshop leaders at Osho Leela, about healing from difficult life experiences, embodiment and empowerment. What is true empowerment? “We all want to feel free and uninhibited. We long to be able to respond to life in the moment with love and joy rather than fear and defensiveness. But when a person experiences trauma – and most of us have experienced some form of it – a…

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The Power of the Heart: Healing Isolation & Disempowerment.

How do we move past low self-esteem and empower ourselves to embrace life’s opportunities? I talk to Svabhavo, a workshop leader, alchemist and director at Osho Leela with decades of experience in supporting and guiding people. What’s behind the epidemic of isolation in today’s society? “Most people don’t love themselves because they’re taught from a very young age that they’re not really OK. They’re not taught social skills in their formative and teenage years. Instead,…

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Could Your Breakup Be the Best Thing that Ever Happened to You?

It probably doesn’t feel like it right now. That sinking feeling as you scroll through Facebook and see your ex-partner happy on a sunny holiday with their new love. The dread in your gut when you wake up to face another day of dealing with divorce fallout – the financial nightmare, the child custody battles. The emptiness in your heart when you face a bleak evening alone, missing your partner’s warmth and love. Surviving the…

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The Millennial Generation – We’ve never had so much freedom, but are we free?

  Google ‘millennial’ and you’ll find countless articles telling you that our age cohort is lazy, narcissistic and spoilt. Apparently, no generation has ever had it as easy – maybe we have it too easy. We are told we have it all, that we’re frivolous and uncommitted, hopping from job to job, wanting full flexibility. We are shallow, valuing money, fame and image over self-acceptance and community. Worst of all, we aren’t having sex! On…

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