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Holotropic Breathwork



Holotropic Breathwork is a therapeutic practice developed in the 1970s by psychiatrists Stanislav and Christina Grof. A Holotropic Breathwork session is usually led by a certified facilitator and involves the client breathing rapidly and deeply for a long period of time (usually one to three hours) while listening to music. The practice aims to help people heal from past traumas and explore their consciousness without the use of psychedelics. Many report emerging from the experience with a feeling of wholeness.

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Intro to Holotropic Breathwork | Yoga Journal Tried It

In this video, Sky trains with Michael Stone, a certified facilitator of holotropic breathwork who studied directly under Stan Grof. Michael Stone describes what holotropic breathwork is, how it works, and then guides Sky through a shortened version of this technique.

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Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy

In this long-awaited book, Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof describe their groundbreaking new form of self-exploration and psychotherapy: Holotropic Breathwork. Holotropic means "moving toward wholeness," from the Greek holos (whole) and trepein (moving in the direction of).

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Holotropic Breathwork Benefits and Risks

Holotropic breathwork (HB) has become increasingly popular among those seeking to explore a unique process of self-healing to attain a state of wholeness.

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FindCenterThe key experiential approach I now use to induce non-ordinary states of consciousness and gain access to the unconscious and superconscious psyche is Holotropic Breathwork . . .

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James Nestor Had a "Transformative" Experience in His Holotropic Breathing Class

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What Is Holotropic Breathwork and How Is It Used?

Holotropic breathwork is a therapeutic breathing practice that is intended to help with emotional healing and personal growth. It’s said to produce an altered state of consciousness. The process involves breathing at a fast rate for minutes to hours.

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Christina and Stan Grof: Holotropic Breathwork

Holotropic Breathwork is a practice that uses breathing and other elements to allow access to non-ordinary states for the purpose of self-exploration. It was developed by Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D., and Christina Grof, Ph.D.

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The Curious Beginner’s Guide to Holotropic Breathing

To an outsider, that room in Costa Rica probably looked like the scene of a midday slumber party.

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A Healing Crisis to Make You Whole: Breaking Down the Benefits of Holotropic Breathwork

In 2008, holotropic breathwork facilitator Martin Boroson wrote an article for Inside Out trying to dispel some of the more controversial myths surrounding the decades-old breathing practice.

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Intro to Holotropic Breathwork Part 2: Experiences

A detailed explanation of the various experiences people have during Dr. Stanislav Grof's Holotropic Breathwork.

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