Holotropic Breathwork™ is a powerful and deeply personal practice that allows individuals to engage in a process of self-exploration and healing that integrates the latest insights from modern consciousness research with anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions from around the world. It combines breathing practices and evocative music in a safe set and setting, allowing individuals to access non-ordinary states of consciousness and activating the natural inner healing process of the individual's psyche. The process is simple yet profoundly transformative. 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. It can bring about transformation at all levels of self.
onsequently, we may experience difficulty in our lives, in our interpersonal relationships, or from a general loss of interest of awareness of one’s life purpose to a constriction from new experiences and interactions with others. We may also feel stress, anxiety, or physical discomforts that conventional medicine cannot relieve. The power of the breath offers us a direct way to resolve these problems by accessing our own internal power for change. It helps us achieve our full potential by helping us to overcome feelings that we are stuck, trapped, blocked, or burdened. Focused release work may also be used as needed within the session to allow release of blocks anchored within the body that manifest during the work, or to facilitate the ongoing process. Other important components of this practice include creative expression through artwork, and group sharing to help integrate and complete the breathwork process.
Holotropic Breathwork™ was developed by Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D., and Christina Grof. Dr. Grof is a founding member and chief theoretician of transpersonal psychology with more than fifty years’ experience researching the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Christina Grof is an innovator in transpersonal approaches to addiction and is the author of "The Thirst for Wholeness" as well as co-author with Dr. Grof on such title as “The Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth through Transformational Crisis” and “Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy.”