John Paul is a Rebirthing Breathwork coach and the founder of Breathing Journeys in Scotland. A keen meditator for most of his life, he came to Breathwork in 2008 during a period of significant personal upheaval. His encounter with Breathwork led to an accelerated period of learning and growth and rapid personal change, with Breathwork becoming the modality of choice for his own ongoing learning, healing and spiritual development.
John Paul brings to Breathwork his own multifaceted abilities and clarity developed through years of experience in a diverse range of disciplines. He has extensive breathwork training gained with various UK and international teachers, including the Avalon Institute of Rebirthing in Devon, with whom he received a Diploma in 2013, Zentium International from Australia and Sundoor International from the USA. He also trained in aura diagnosis and is a qualified Reiki Master. He has experience in groupwork, having trained for a year with the Institute of Group Analysis in the UK and has undergone training in group practice and ritual with, among others, Joanne Macy, Green Activist from the United States of America.
Prior to founding Breathing Journeys, his previous working life included seven years working as a hydrogeologist and environmental consultant. He then co founded and ran Walkabout Scotland’ - a mountain walking and outdoor leadership tour company, leading others into the Scottish Highlands and celebrating the beauty of Scotland. He then set out to fulfil a long held ambition and spent a year performing as a singer and guitarist before returning to tour guiding throughout the Highlands of Scotland. He is an experienced mountain man and guide, initiating others into the beauty of the Highland backdrop where he now resides and runs his personal breathwork practice. John Paul connects readily with the environment and natural world around us, which brings immediacy to his practice and enables connection with the here and now of everyday life. He shares through this work these collective skills and experience.