Rebirthing (breathwork)

Rebirthing-breathwork is a type of breathwork invented by Leonard Orr.[1] Orr proposed that correct breathing can cure disease and relieve pain.[1]

Orr devised rebirthing therapy in the 1970s after he supposedly re-lived his own birth while in the bath.[2] He claimed that breathing techniques could be used to purge traumatic childhood memories that had been repressed.[2][3]

Rebirthing-breathwork is one of the practices critiqued by anti-cult experts Margaret Singer and Janja Lalich in the book Crazy Therapies: What Are They? Do They Work?.[1] Singer and Lalich write that proponents of such "bizarre" practices are proud of their non-scientific approach, and that this finds favor with an irrational clientele.[1] In 2006, a panel that consisted of over one hundred experts participated in a survey of psychological treatments; they considered rebirthing therapy to be discredited.[4]

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