Important Note: Seattle Holotropic Breathwork is now being offered through Breathwork Northwest, a 501(c3) non-profit dedicated to offering Stan & Cristina Grof's Holotropic Breathwork throughout the Northwest and in building community to support people who are using this powerful tool for self-transformation.
Please visit us here at breathworknorthwest.org for our up-to-date schedule and most current information.
Holotropic Breathwork™ is a powerful and transformational breathwork method of using non-ordinary states for self-exploration, personal transformation & healing. It is based on insights from modern consciousness research, depth psychology, Eastern perspectives & various spiritual practices. It was developed by Stanislav Grof, M.D. & Christina Grof, leading pioneers in the field of transpersonal psychology.
A highly experiential method, Holotropic Breathwork combines breathing, evocative music, focused release bodywork, mandala drawing & group sharing. By activating the unconscious and mobilizing blocked energies, this work gives us access to all levels of human experience and activates the spontaneous healing potential of the psyche.
The basic premise is that we all have a deeper knowledge/wisdom that lies beneath our “left-brain, thinking mind.” If we can “get out of our own way” and allow that deeper wisdom to come forth, positive things happen. Just as your body will instinctually move to heal a cut, your psyche also will instinctually guide you towards healing, or growth – if you allow it to, and move beyond your thinking mind.
In Holotropic Breathwork, the emphasis is on creating a safe space in which each participant can surrender fully to all the sensations, feelings, experiences, energy movement, visions, etc. that can arise during the session.
This work is of value to those interested in inner exploration, self-discovery and spiritual awareness. It is a wonderful adjunct to psychotherapy and other forms of inner work, as well as a powerful method of self-care for helping professionals.
holotropic: "moving towards wholeness"
Holotropic Breathing is grounded in almost fifty years of observations and clinical research by Dr. Stanislav Grof, who has been observing and studying the healing potentials of non-ordinary states of consciousness since 1955. Dr. Grof is one of the co-founders of the field of transpersonal psychology in 1969 and is one of it's leading theoreticians. He is the author of The Holotropic Mind, Psychology of the Future, Beyond the Brain, The Adventure of Self Discovery, Spiritual Emergency, and The Cosmic Game, among others. Click here to learn more about Stan Grof. Or, click for a reading list.
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