Hello, I’m Erin.
I have been where you are. I have struggled with anxiety, depression and self-destructive behaviors. I did whatever it took to get outside of myself. From a young age, I wanted to feel different, to be different, and I would do anything - anything! I tried self-help books, counseling, talk therapy, dieting, meditation, extreme exercise. They all worked for a while, but nothing lasted. I now know I wasn’t getting to the root of my suffering, and as a result fell victim to the same unhealthy patterns over and over again.
I built barriers around my soul and found it impossible to express what I was feeling. I had learned my childhood trauma exploited me to self-destructing thoughts which led to escapism, addiction, and depression. I let noone in, I let nothing out. It was safe this way. Based on my upbringing I was shamed if I spoke what I felt. People drank their feelings. As did I.
I hit rock bottom in 2012 and found a life of sobriety. I worked the principles of recovery to uncover the anger, sadness and fear I had been building over the years. I soon realized I was the problem.
I wanted to learn more about what was happening underneath. I was introduced to the Inspiration Consciousness school. I enrolled in the Awakenings class fall of 2013. I explored my feelings and emotions, learned how to feel without fear, experience without shame, and sense my body without guilt. My intention was “to find self-love.” I practiced, dug deep, uncovered years and years of shadows, re-processed childhood traumas. I was taught new ways to breathe, explored self-destructing patterns & unrealistic expectations, thought provoking self-doubt and mental limitations.
Through the process of Conscious Awakening & Breathwork (and sincere willingness) – I began to ascend into clarity. I found a way to focus on the importance and priority of what I loved to do – help people help themselves, meanwhile it gave my mind the exercise it needed to begin thinking clearly, rationally, and positively.
After many years of self-destruction and floundering for some sort of self-control, I found a self-healing process that radically changed my world. After a 72 hour vision quest that included streams of tears, egoic destruction, minute by minute prayers, breathwork and surrender, I found the strength, courage and permission to announce the movement of A Breath of Wellness. It was only an idea at first, then a website, then when I lost my Corporate job in 2015, it became a reality. I began sharing the gift of Coaching and Breathwork to help people find clarity purpose and inner strength.
Education and Experience
In 2007 I began a mindful practice of breathwork to heal my TMJ disorder (temporomandibular joint) – of severe jaw pain and loss of hearing induced by stress. Ever since, I have dedicated my work to practicing mindfulness, studying neuroscience and learning different methods of breathwork to support physical, spiritual and emotional wellness.
My Corporate career as a human resources professional of 11 years, ended in 2015 when I decided to leave the 9-5 lifestyle. The latter 5 years of that career, I shared my experience and time coaching staff and management to develop happiness, emotional health and balanced productivity at work. In 2014 I enrolled in a masters program to develop a fine tuned skill-set in Coaching. I earned a Master of Arts degree in April 2017 in Health & Wellness Coaching from Maryland University of Integrative Health.
I journeyed for 22 days in intense breath immersion at Baja BioSana Practitioner Program and was Certified as a Breath Therapist through Breath Mastery in April of 2018. After 5 years of intense inner work and a 2 year Apprenticeship program at Inspiration Consciousness School, I was Certified as an Integrative Breathwork Practitioner in November of 2018.
My personal practice includes over 10 years of mindfulness and meditation, 5 years of monthly Integrative Breathwork Sessions and daily breath and mindset work.