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The aim of this course is to increase knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and how this relates to breathwork practice and protocols. The training will be interactive, allowing breathworkers to share experiences confidentially in order to deepen the learning. The purpose is to enable support and confidence in breathworkers holding a safe container for themselves and others and to develop robust safeguarding etiquettes.

This course is open to fully certified breathworkers. If you are currently in-training please contact Rebecca before booking your space. You will receive a Level 1 Safeguarding certificate for taking part in this training.

Course content

Level 1 Safeguarding – Lisa Sibley-Pollitt

  • What is safeguarding and how does it relate to breathwork? (Child Protection/ Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults)
  • Types of abuse – Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect, Financial and Material
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Managing a disclosure/referrals
  • Response to serious concerns, emergencies
  • Safeguarding yourself as a practitioner (DBS, Training, Preventative actions)


Part 2 Holding Space- Rebecca Dennis

  • Protocols-Insurance, First Aid, CPD, Disclaimers, Pre Health info
  • Touch- boundaries/consent/trauma/transference/bodywork
  • Language
  • Contraindications- case studies
  • Marketing and Promotion


Info on Lisa Sibley-Pollitt

Lisa has worked as a safeguarding trainer and Designated Child Protection Officer for Local Authorities, Schools, FE Colleges, charities and small businesses for 20 years. She has also worked as a lead Safeguarding Co-ordinator and Child Protection Officer for the Local Authority in Cambridgeshire. Since training as a breathworker with Insp