"...Holotropic states take us from our ordinary identity, the body ego, all the way to (an) experience with the cosmic source, sometimes in small steps, sometimes in major jumps, major breaks. So that’s the meaning of that term, holotropic. We can kind of reclaim our cosmic status, if you want." Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D.
With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter an expanded state of awareness...
Join GTT Certified facilitators Lotte Schultz and Luke Pesa for a day of self exploration; experience state of expanded consciousness in the safe set & setting with Holotropic Breathwork™ On the Central coast - We can arrange pick up from Gosford Train Station (1.15 hr from Sydney & Newcastle)
We will start at 8.30am with an hour Holotropic Breathwork™ introduction talk, helpful information to support your journey on the transpersonal, basic perinatal and biographical experiences. This is compulsory for anyone new to Holotropic Breathwork. If you have experienced HB before you are welcome to join us at 9.30am for the opening circle, or join us at 8.30am to settle in.
The day will include two sessions, one as a breather & one as a sitter, integration phase, morning/afternoon tea & supper, BYO lunch and included is a phone consult after the workshop.
Holotropic Breathwork® is a powerful approach to self-exploration and personal empowerment that relies on our innate inner wisdom and its capacity to move us toward positive transformation and wholeness.
The group setting is a powerful environment for healing, growth, understanding and self-acceptance, as well as bonding with others through group sharing. Those who attend groups have often found it to be a heart-opening and empowering experience to witness others’ processes and to see that they are not alone in their healing journey. Sharing the Breathwork experience aids integration and can bring greater perspective and acceptance. Heightened states of clarity, peace of mind, forgiveness and gratitude are common following group Breathwork sessions.
The theoretical framework integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world.
The name Holotropic means literally “moving toward wholeness” (from the Greek “holos”=whole and “trepein”=moving in the direction of something).
The process itself uses very simple means: it combines accelerated breathing with evocative music in a special set and setting. With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the individual’s psyche, bringing the seeker a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth is unique to each person and for that particular time and place. While recurring themes are common, no two sessions are ever alike.
“SITTERS” AND “BREATHERS”
Additional elements of the process include focused energy release work and integration practices such as mandala drawing. Holotropic Breathwork is usually done in groups, although individual sessions are also possible. Within the groups, people work in pairs and alternate in the roles of “breather” and “sitter.” The sitter’s role is simply to be present and available to assist the breather—not to interfere, interrupt, or try to guide the process. The same is true for trained facilitators, who are available as helpers if necessary.
CARTOGRAPHY OF THE PSYCHE
One of the most unique and powerful dimensions of HB is its revolutionary expanded cartography of the human psyche described by Stanislav Grof. Experiences occur, and transformation happens, not only in the biographical dimension – our life history from birth up to the present moment. But they also encompass what Grof calls the perinatal and transpersonal dimensions of the psyche.
The perinatal includes the reliving of our birth from conception, in the uterus, through the canal, and into the birth itself. In this dimension, as well as in the birth, it is also possible to undergo the powerful healing episode known throughout world spiritual traditions as psychospiritual birth-death-and-rebirth.
The transpersonal dimension includes the realms of the archetypes described by Carl Jung, as well as many other collective experiences described by world spiritual traditions, and phenomena not previously mapped by any other tradition.
In-depth descriptions of the cartography of the psyche, including Grof’s four perinatal matrices, can be read about in many of Stanislav Grof’s books. Also check the resource Tap.
The facilitating team:
*Lotte Schultz is an experienced holistic practitioner, certified Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator with Grof Transpersonal Training Grof Transpersonal Training (US), group facilitator and trainer. Drawing on more than thirty years experience in spirituality and the healing arts, Lotte's passion is to provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for each person through their unique healing experiences. Holotropic Breathwork™ plays a pivotal role in her life and private practice.
*Luke Pesa is certified GTT facilitator (2013) with extensive experience in several other therapeutic modalities. Luke is about to complete his Diploma in Somatic Psychotherapy. Originally coming from engineering background Luke eventually shifted his interest, passion and career towards transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy. Luke is regularly working on staff with Grof Transpersonal Training Australia since 2014.
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Sixth Chakra: The Third Eye/Brow Chakra
Please note that is seminar is now fully booked and start again in Feb 2019
The sixth chakra, known as the Third Eye or 'brow Chakra' appears between the eyebrows and expands outward.
On a colour spectrum it vibrates to a deep indigo blue, a very deep, dark blue like a clear winter sky at midnight.
The Sanskrit word for the sixth chakra is ANJA and basically means ‘‘to comprehend”; also meaning “to understand, to be aware, to discover, to know, to see’’. The third eye is all about ‘seeing’ and is the centre for our psychic gift of clairvoyance.
‘‘We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.’’ - Anais Nin
The seminar sessions include both theory and practical, hands-on lessons, homework and access to some experimental work. Facilitator Lotte Schultz tailors her techniques and course structure for each program, according to her intuition with the best outcome for the students.
The program also includes some mentoring and coaching between workshops, subject to individual needs and agreements.
Investment per month seminar is $220
The 11 seminar sessions will include:
• Learning about consciousness, the Chakras, and how to balance the inner self
• Feel less stressed & more purposeful
• Prioritise experiences that bring you joy & pleasure
• Each month we explore and work with one of the seven main chakras
• Exploring the aura and energy balancing
• Connect to your inner healing intelligence
• Healing with mindfulness and meditation
• How to achieve conscious relationships with yourself and others
• How to channel & conduct a psychic intuitive reading
• How to conduct a hands-on healing session.
• Learn how to see an aura
• Shamanic Ritual Cleanse/Smudging with Sage/Palo Santos
• Make healthy changes and learn skills, on how to lean into discomfort ‘choosing courage over comfort’
• And much more…
What can you expect from the program?
• Increased self-confidence, self-respect and self-awareness
• Knowledge about how to make your energy and self-talk work for you
• Understand the seven main human charka system
• Assert your boundaries and embrace your power
• Increased understanding of your inner child (the core of who you are)
• More ways to nurture yourself, and how to appreciate your body, mind and emotions
• Learn about the human energy field ‘bio-electromagnetic field’ that surrounds and interpenetrates the human body.
• Understand mystical experiences
• And much more…
For further information and future dates contact Lottelife on lotte@lottelife or (02) 43632426
The dates for 2018 are:
Feb Saturday 10th
March Saturday 10th
April Saturday 14th
May Saturday 12th
June Saturday 23rd
July Saturday 14th
Aug Saturday 11th
Sept Thursday 13th
Oct Thursday 18th
Nov Thursday 8th
Dec Thursday 6th
“Don’t shrink. Don’t puff. Just stand your sacred ground.” Brene Brown
"In every adult there lurks a child— an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention, and education. That is the part of the personality, which wants to develop and become whole." Carl Jung
From my own experince healing my 'Inner Child' has changed my life & relationships in all ways! Including the way I parent, deal/heal addiction and now show up in my life...
If you are interested to learn more with the opportunity to make healthy changes in your life, then this workshop is for you. I trust the right group of 'like minded' indviduals will come together and it will be my privdigle to hold the space as we learn and connect on a deeper lever to ourselves and our Inner Child; The core of our being...
Connecting to our Inner Child (The part of us that knows all of our history) with loving kind processes: Learn healthy & empowering processes on how to take good & healthy care of your adult & Inner child self... Learn to identify triggers and reactions so you can come from choice rather then reaction.
This full day will include seminar; learn about healthy/unhealthy attachment, Mindfulness with Self Compassion, Family Constellation and much more...
This workshop will be a small group only, limited to max 8 people. $250 will include: Seminar, healing processes, Family Constellation, morning/afternoon tea & shared lunch
"The little world of childhood with its familiar surroundings is a model of the greater world. The more intensively the family has stamped its character upon the child, the more it will tend to feel and see its earlier miniature world again in the bigger world of adult life. Naturally this is not a conscious, intellectual process."
Mindful Self-Compassion, Making Friends with Your Mind…
A full day for you! To accept yourself, build inner strength, thrive and to enable you to live your life with purpose, passion, clarity and meaning…
Investment: $250 Include seminar, workbook, processes, morning/afternoon tea, shared lunch
The day is a potent mix of seminars and processes with the opportunity to connect deeply to your core self. It includes Mindfulness Breathwork, Boundary setting, Self-Compassion, and much more….
You are not obligated to do or say anything the choice is yours. My aim is for you to have your own unique experience. Limited spaces, for booking and enquires please contact me via phone or email