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.

Who Can Benefit From Breathwork?

The following groups of people have reported that breathwork has been beneficial to them:

  • Those who want to experience the power of the breath to heal and connect
  • Those who want to expand their consciousness
  • For anyone who wants their creativity to flow more freely
  • Anyone who is recovering from trauma
  • Those who want to release emotional or physical symptoms and unproductive behavior patterns which may be negatively impacting their life and are rooted in long-forgotten past events buried deep within our unconscious.
  • For anyone who would like a “re-charge” from the stress of their daily activities.
  • For anyone who would like to connect more deeply or re-connect to the spiritual side of life

  • For of connection to “God” and/or their version of a “Higher Power” and/or their “Higher Self”and relationship to the magic of the world we live in
  • For people who are grieving and feel a need to have a safe space to allow their grief to come forth.

  • For anyone dealing with a physical illness who feels drawn to look inward for possible psychosomatic components of the illness
  • For writers who are experiencing writers block and want to give themselves a jumpstart on their writing process

  • For “adventurers of the spirit” — those who want to follow Socrates’ advice to “Know Thyself.”

  • Those who hope to experience mystical states
  • For anyone suffering from depression who would like to explore a non-pharmaceutical approach to regaining their joie d’vivre.
  • For anyone undergoing a “spiritual emergency” situation who needs a safe space to work through the issues they are facing. 
    [Note: For more information about spiritual emergency and spiritual emergence, read the book edited by Stan and Cristina Grof titled: Spiritual Emergency.]
  • For those who are experiencing a general feeling of disorientation and/or dis-connection with the state of the world today and are looking for new perspectives on how to deal with the feelings of disempowerment
  • For people who have come to a point where the challenges of life have made them feel they have lost touch with and/or stopped trusting their intuition and want to find a way to re-connect with their innate wisdom.
  • For those who are supporting another person in pain and want to learn how to better “be there” for another person

  • Those who want to deepen their capacity to feel “present,” both with themselves and others
  • Those who want to feel more authentic
  • Those who want to know themselves more deeply
  • For those who have done psychedelics in the past with good results, but now want to enter a non-ordinary state without taking a substance
  • Those who are seeking a more fulfilling life.

  • Those who have read the books of Stan Grof and want an opportunity to experience Holotropic Breathwork for themselves

  • Those who want to build a deeper trust in their capacity to access their inner wisdom and intuition to improve their lives
  • And many many many more…