Holotropic Breathwork™ is a revolutionary practice of self-empowerment based on world traditional wisdom and consciousness research.
Before you book and commit to a Holotropic Breathwork Workshop or Retreat please read the Medical contraindications on the event page. If you answer yes to any of the questions please do get in contact so that we can discuss your circumstances. We want to make sure that the HB setting is surportive for you and your needs.
GROF TRANSPERSONAL TRAINING
Founded by Stanislav and Christina Grof in 1989, Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) is an international organization that offers workshops and training in Holotropic Breathwork and the holotropic perspective. In 1998, the rights to Grof Transpersonal Training and the term “Holotropic Breathwork” were purchased by Tav and Cary Sparks, following their many years of working closely with the Grofs.
Holotropic Breathwork™ is a technique of self-exploration that utilizes the healing power of deep breathing, evocative music, focused bodywork, and mandala drawing to enter holotropic "moving toward wholeness" states of consciousness.
Following in the tradition of the shamanic practices, rites of passage and mystery religions of preindustrial and non-Western cultures, we create a supportive and caring space in which participants' own inner healer can select the most relevant material and bring it up for processing. These sessions are helpful for people seeking relief from physical tension or emotional pain, an opening of creative channels, or a deepened connection with the inner Divine.
Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D., the creator of Holotropic Breathwork and co-founder of Transpersonal Psychology has made major contributions to the fields of psychiatry, psychology and the study of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Holotropic Breathwork seminars are now attended by tens of thousands of people around the world.
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Preparation for your Breathwork session
Please wear loose and layered clothing in case you get hot or cold. It is recommended to eat lightly on the day of your session, however trust what feels right for you and your body. You will be going on a journey of self-exploration and this can bring up emotions before the Holotropic Breathwork day. Many people report that the process starts once they have committed to the HB workshop, pleaser be assured that this is normal and often part of your process. Self-kindness and being gentle with yourself is recommended and If you have any concerns, please call or email me.
After the session
Good self-care is an important part of the integration process after a Breathwork session and is just as important as the journey itself (preparation, session & integration are equally important)
We suggest that you give yourself plenty of time after the session to intergrade and we recommend that you eat good-grounded food after your journey. I will give you a handout with more helpful information on integration after your session.
WHAT IS HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK?
(From The Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator Manual by Kylea Taylor, p.9)
"Holotropic Breathwork is an elegantly simple, minimalist ritual using elements that support the healing with non-ordinary states of consciousness with
protection, permission, and connection.
Breathwork invites non ordinary/expanded states of consciousness.
Breathwork is important in many spiritual systems.
Breathwork is used in labour and delivery.
Breathwork is used to control anxiety in therapy and for medical procedures.
Prolonged connected breaths strengthen awareness of our normally repressed connections to self others, and the inner healer"