89. Pause Breathwork: How Clarity and Inspiration Led to a Life-Changing Idea with Samantha Skelly

Season #4

In this captivating podcast episode, listeners are treated to an intimate and heartfelt conversation between Brenda Winkle and Samantha Skelly. The episode kicks off with Brenda expressing her deep gratitude towards Samantha for being an extraordinary mentor and for positively impacting her life in countless ways. They delve into the significance of authenticity and the importance of openly sharing both the triumphs and challenges that life presents.

Samantha recounts the pivotal moment when the idea for Pause Breathwork dropped in, igniting a passionate fire within her. Listeners are captivated by Samantha's unwavering dedication and enthusiasm, as she paints a vivid picture of the transformative power of breathwork.

Throughout the episode, Brenda and Samantha engage in a dynamic conversation, exploring the intricacies of Samantha's journey and the profound effects of breathwork. The highlights of the episode include Samantha's vivid storytelling, her ability to convey the passion that drives her, and the invaluable insights she shares with listeners.

Overall, this episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration, personal growth, and a deeper understanding of the transformative power of breathwork. Brenda and Samantha's heart-to-heart chat is sure to leave listeners feeling motivated, empowered, and eager to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery.

About Samantha Skelly

Samantha Skelly is the founder and CEO of the multi-million dollar Breathwork and Wellness company, Pause Breathwork. She’s a highly sought-after international speaker, best-selling author, and coaching expert with a heart-centered approach to life and business.

A leading authority on trauma healing and stress release, Samantha has made it her life’s mission to rid the world of anxiety so people can thrive using the power of their breath. 

Through Pause’s signature trauma-informed somatic coaching program, breathwork facilitator training, and live events, she provides uniquely accessible somatic and emotional healing resources while also equipping clients with the tools and strategies to create and scale their own 6-figure wellness businesses. She has trained and certified nearly 1,000 people in 27 countries in the power of breathwork, and thousands more are using the Pause Breathwork Mobile App worldwide.

With the mission of helping 1 billion people by 2030, Samantha started examining the underlying causes of anxiety, trauma, and stress in 2014 with her first Hay House best-selling book. Eventually growing the movement into the comprehensive wellness brand that Pause is today, supporting over 10,000 clients in 30+ countries worldwide.

Her sustainable healing solutions have revolutionized the self-help industry, challenging the old “Band-Aids on bullet wounds” approach that kept people trapped in the yo-yo effect.

She’s been featured on Global TV, Shaw, NBC, CBC, The Doctors Show, and BBC. And in publications like Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Elephant Journal, and The Prevail Project. 

Samantha hosts the top-rated podcast ‘The Sam Skelly Show’ which has had millions of downloads over the last 5 years.

A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Samantha currently resides in San Diego, California. 

When she’s not challenging the wellness and self-help industry or positively transforming lives, you can usually find her surfing, dancing, and supporting anti-trafficking efforts through her philanthropic initiatives.

Here are the takeaways...

  1. Intuition comes through in a variety of ways. It might be a deep intuitive knowing, something you hear, or something that you see, or feel in your body. 
  2. Personal and emotional responsibility are essential components for success. Blaming external factors or other people can hinder our growth. Instead, we should view challenges and triggers as opportunities for evolution and improvement. It's a mindset shift that can truly transform your life.

  3. Sam believes that every person has a unique soul frequency that can be the perfect medicine for someone else. Keep your focus on reaching the people who resonate with your message and creating a community where everyone's gifts are valued.


    Lastly, we touched on the significance of our environment and how it affects our energy. As we do spiritual and energy work, we become more sensitive and aware, making our surroundings even more crucial.

Connect with Samantha Skelly

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samanthaskelly

Website: https://www.pausebreathwork.com/samantha-skelly/


Try Breathwork

Breathwork to Strengthen and Trust Intuition: https://www.brendawinkle.com/breathe 

Pause Breathwork App Free 30 Day Trial: https://www.pausebreathwork.com/affiliate-app-one-month/?tap_a=115239-993745&ref=brenda&el=Affiliate (This is an affiliate link)

Become a Pause Trama Informed Breathwork Faciliator: https://fas.st/t/vW2ceyUr  (This is an affiliate link)


Connect with Brenda

Free breathwork and Masterclass:

Awaken Your Abundant Potential: Unlocking the Path to Prosperity on 8/8/23 at 9 am PT.

Save your spot at https://www.brendawinkle.com/abundance 


Work with Brenda...


1:1 Healing Sessions - Heal to the Yes - https://www.brendawinkle.com/healing 

Yes Academy - https://www.brendawinkle.com/yes-academy-course 

Heal Yes Retreat - https://www.brendawinkle.com/retreat 


Chat with Brenda 



Free Masterclass: 

UnlockYour Intuitive Gifts and Tap Into Your Inner Wisdom

July 26, 2023 - Register at https://www.brendawinkle.com/unlock  


Yes Academy - 


Heal to the Yes - 


Heal Yes Retreat - 


Feel Better Fast Guide



Meditation to feel better



Connect with Brenda

Website: https://www.brendawinkle.com/ 


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendawinkle/ 


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brenda.winkle111 


TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brendawinkle111 


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brenda-winkle-empowerment/ 


Email: [email protected] 


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