Breathwork

Why Breathwork?

Breathwork is an active meditation that uses a 3-part breathing technique. It powerfully helps us step outside our thinking mind. It clears perceptual filters and allows us to be fully present to ourselves and life’s biggest challenges. For too long we have separated the domains of self care and professional development, through breathwork we can shift our beliefs and behaviors that keep us stuck in imposter syndrome, perfectionism, & privilege. Breathwork is a tool that can help you be a more centered, grounded, and compassionate professional. Breathwork is an active meditation that helps us step outside our thinking minds. It allows us the space to open our heart and access our bodies wisdom.

Your Guide

Libby Smith (she/they) is an organizational healing facilitator, as an experienced and holistic evaluator and educator she excels at the human component of research and evaluation. Never one to shy away from crucial conversations, Libby deftly balances accountability and compassion. Their work focuses on building equity and accessibility through personal growth & embodiment practices. Libby uses all of these skills to provide intersectional and liberation-forward guidance to organizations and clients seeking transformative change. She is an American Evaluation Association Board member, works for Catalyst at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and is auntie to 10 year old twin girls. She has been practicing breathwork since 2018, primarily with the guidance of Amy Kuretsky, and has trained in breathwork healing with David Elliott.

Introducing Being Human at Work

Being Human at Work is for evaluators, researchers, academics, and others in the information economy everywhere. Our work relies on key interpersonal skills (e.g. collaboration, facilitation, conflict management), doing these things well requires a whole-hearted embrace of our full humanity.  Through deep conversation and an embodied healing practice we will work together to heal the wounds that keep us from embracing our full humanity in all aspects of our life.

Solo Work

Finding and staying on our aligned path can be a deeply personal journey. We can work together one on one to re-imagine how you can show up with joy and purpose in your work, make more aligned decisions, and redefine what success looks like. Solo sessions are 75-minutes via Zoom. They begin with an aligned intention setting practice, followed by a 35-minute guided breathwork experience and time for reflection.

Group Work

Each session will be held via Zoom. Doing breathwork in the comfort of your own home is a great way to experience this work. No prior experience with breathwork is necessary. Each session will include a brief explanation of how we breathe together. You’ll want to plan to be in a space where you can lie down (on a bed, or yoga mat) and have an hour of private time. Nothing else is required, but you may want to have some water, a journal and pen, and a blanket nearby. 

We will have a brief discussion on the topic of the session (perfectionism, objectivity, etc.) and then we will lay down and breathe together for about 20 minutes. The final part of the call will be an opportunity to reflect, share, and ask questions.

The virtual space provides a surprisingly powerful energetic connection between participants. The breathwork and the conversation that follows can bring up a lot of feelings. To protect the integrity of that connection the recording of each session will only be made available to those who attend the live session. It is ideal if you show up willing to be on camera, but it is not required. Everyone’s mic is muted during the breathwork portion of the session.

Cost

$11 exchange for each session, register for whichever ones resonate for you

If you cannot afford a monetary exchange, please email me at info@workwithlibby.com. You will not be turned away and we will figure out an appropriate exchange. As long as you are open & willing to heal, I am willing to work with you.

33% of our August exchange will be donated to Trans Lifeline, an organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

Upcoming Dates

Being Human At Work: Service

Tuesday, August 4th, 7:30 – 8:30 pm CT

Being Human At Work: Trust

Tuesday, August 11th, 7:30 – 8:30 pm CT

Being Human At Work: Intuition

Tuesday, August 18th,  7:30 – 8:30 pm CT

Being Human At Work: Collective Care

Tuesday, August 25th,  7:30 – 8:30 pm CT

If you’d like to join for all 4 August sessions, the full package is $40

Each session is at 7:30pm CT. Use this link to convert to your time zone.