Meditation & Breathwork with Terry Milliken
The Curry Psychology Group is proud to feature Terry Milliken’s meditation and breathwork instruction for clients who are interested in exploring alternative methods for healing. Services are offered online and in-person.
Terry is a meditation and breathwork guide with 20 years of dedicated study and practice experience. He customizes simple breath and meditation practices for clients to help ease the nervous system, release pain, and deepen clarity and awareness. The methods he teaches are designed for anyone to learn and implement into everyday life.
Terry’s teachings are largely informed by the S.N. Goenka method of Vipassana, or insight meditation. Vipassana is one of India’s most ancient and universally applicable meditations, based upon the practice of sensory awareness, as taught by Buddha. The S.N. Goenka method is completely non-sectarian, thus appealing to people from all backgrounds and religious (or non-religious) orientations. The technique involves bringing attention to sensations as they occur, creating a state of enhanced awareness. In this heightened state, habitual patterns of thinking are paused, making way for spontaneous insight and profound experiences of peace, gratitude, and compassion.
Terry also incorporates breathwork, or systematic breathing exercises, into each meditation to facilitate the process and enhance physical and emotional well-being. Breathwork practice has been shown by research to reduce symptoms of PTSD, depression, insomnia, ADD, and anxiety. Terry is trained in a variety of breathwork methods, including Resonant/Coherent Breathing, also known as “full breath;” Box Breathing; Breath-Hold Walking; Shaolin Reverse Breathing; Alchemy Breathwork; and Sacred Breath, each of which target different aspects of physical, emotional, or spiritual well-being. Before and after each session, Terry takes time to talk with clients about their current needs, goals, and experiences; and he incorporates the methods that will bring the most benefit for that session.
Practicing breathwork and meditation can bring a myriad of emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual benefits, including:
- Improved nervous system regulation and relaxation
- Increased feelings of love, peace, compassion, and gratitude
- Improved mood
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced stress, replaced by feelings of calm
- Reduced physical tension
- Reduced chronic pain
- Correction of restrictive or shallow breathing
- Improved sleep quality
- Strengthened immunity
- Increased clarity and focus
- Reduced cravings
- Improved memory and attention
- Improved problem-solving ability