A natural, safe technique to expand awareness and access non-ordinary states of consciousness.
“Holotropic” means “moving toward wholeness”, taking the next appropriate step on the journey toward wholeness. When we enter a holotropic state with an open mind and no agenda, the psyche seems to “select” the experience that opens us to discovering what is really going on at the deepest levels of our being at that time, allowing that experience to evolve and teach us.
Nestled on a mat with closed eyes in a safe setting, this unstructured and highly experiential process provides an opportunity to express whatever is needed. By activating the unconscious and mobilizing blocked energies, Holotropic Breathwork accesses unfinished issues from our postnatal biography, traumatic physical or emotional events, perinatal memories, death and rebirth sequences, and a variety of transpersonal experiences that can reach mythological, archetypal, and universal realms.
Indigenous cultures have used non-ordinary states for healing throughout the ages. Reports of healing, self-discovery, and transformation often occur with this process. Participants generally leave the seminar with a renewed sense of well-being, a deeper spiritual connection, and inner peace.
Dr. Stanislav Grof and his wife Christina, pioneers in the field of clinical consciousness, developed this technique after many years of research and practice. It integrates insights from modern consciousness studies, depth psychology, and powerful spiritual practices. A highly experiential method, Holotropic Breathwork combines deep relaxation, enhanced breathing, evocative music, expressive/integrative bodywork, art, and group process. Facilitated by the breath, and surrendering in trust to the intrinsic wisdom of the body, psyche, and spirit, it offers unusual healing potential.
Benefits of Massage
- Stress Reduction
- Reduces stress, relaxes the body and calms the mind
- Strengthens the immune system
- Tones the skin, releases muscle spasms and cramps
- Increases tonification of the muscles and improves the range of motion
- Stimulates blood circulation to the skin and venous flow back to the heart
- Increases lymphatic flow in the body and rids the body of metabolic waste
- Facilitates self-awareness of the body, tensions and emotions
- Fosters a loving attitude toward the body and enhances an overall sense of well-being
Whether nutritional, social, economic, cultural, physical or environmental, change requires adjustment. Change today is more complex and subtle, affecting all aspects of our lives. Most of us associate stress with negative life events – distress, ie. death, job loss, illness – however,
stress is equally created by positive life events – eustress – ie. marriage, birth, new job.
Stress is a root cause of diabetes which links to many other diseases. Knowing who you are means knowing what you want, being willing and able to take care of yourself, and asking for what you want and need. It requires work, but the rewards are great. Integrating all that you are and do is the key to managing stress.
Participants are empowered by:
- Learning to manage stress which promotes physical, emotional and mental health.
- Making lifestyle changes or treatment plans that are defined and achievable.
- Creating self-management and self-responsibility tools for personal health and optimal work performance.