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When effort during birth had became useless I had become hopeless for relief and sought death as the way to end the torment. I had attended my first holotropic breathwork session when my birth trauma symptoms were at their height, yet I had experienced such breathowrk joy, happiness and wonderment.

Over and over David reminded me to continue breathing as he continued to apply pressure to my chest. The material about holotropic breathwork’s therapeutic potential was more interesting, and my interest keep rising as the Grofs discussed the physiological mechanisms of their therapy.

The power of the “breath” can make a holotorpic and allow those stubborn heavily repressed feelings to reveal themselves and begin paproach processed. The first pages are spent explaining the process. As a fetus, I felt I was at the end of my life and could not endure more of the suffering; that I simply had to get out of the torture chamber of my mother’s pelvic bones and David’s death grip!

They reside in Mill Valley, California. This book is not for laypeople, and it’s criminal that isn’t made clear anywhere in its description or introduction.

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

Their book on this new approach to self-exploration and therapy is ro must read. Breathwork answers that if that is what is brought up during the holotropic breathing then that is what should be processed. You cannot perform breathwork on yourself, so the level of tedious, monotonous detail in this book is unnecessary unless you’re becoming a facilitator. As mentioned, I have only attended three holotropic self-exploratoin sessions and was greatly impressed with two of them.


It’s like going from grammar school directly into college! Cristina rated it it was amazing Nov 21, The second, by demonstrating that the altered states achieved inter alia through their holotropic breathwork method reduce aggression and enhance tolerance, compassion, ecological sensitivity, and a sense of planetary citizenship. Some conditions were rather primitive and others scary as was the “encounter with the military junta in Buenos Aires.

That has always been my problem in primal therapy.

Although, normally I am neither spiritual nor religious with the only exception being the two holotropic experiences. If you’ve had the therapy, I can’t imagine any of this would aoproach new to you.

The revelation concerning the identity of the individual with the divine is the ultimate secret that lies at the mystical core of all great spiritual traditions. And Hinduism is not the only religion that has made this discovery. Quotes from Holotropic Breath It honestly just comes across as a justification of why the breathwork is legit and kind of a sales pitch for it. If you want to have the therapy, just go theraoy it. I attended holotropic breathwork sessions at the urging of a primal friend so I want to pass on knowledge of the experience.

While not opining about its exact origins, it is a well-done bolotropic step in acknowledging the existence of such almost palpable energetic rage seen in some clients in a form which could truly be called demonic – almost in a form which some might jew is a spiritual possession. They make two significant contributions, one to science, the other to our shared future.

I needed still more chest pressure, so he lay on top of me, his chest on mine, and used the full weight of his body to maximize the pressure. Viktorija rated it liked it Aug 05, Jan 07, Indradeep Ghosh rated it really liked it Shelves: I began begging my mother to help me.


Enter the code below and hit Verify. Activating new material too early in the feeling process is considered dangerous by some regressive thereoticians. The chapter dealing with the past, present and future of holotropic breathwork as well as two appendices, Special Situations and Interventions, and discussions of holotropic breathwork with other breathing psychotherapies were particularly interesting to read.

I felt that the only solution for the relief of my suffering was complete annihilation. I guess I should have been worshiping at both churches all along as it was only by attending a, HB session that I finally was able to understand what the word transpersonal actually meant and had a literal “view” of what it could encompass.

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

Written in a clear, easily understandable style, this indispensable book summarizes their remarkable insights. Thomas English rated it really liked it Mar 06, If you for some reason have a burning desire to read about the therapy, I guess read this book? Looking back on the experience, I am very happy for his help and encouragement.

This puts holotropic breathwork in the unseemly position that it encourages plucking feelings before they have ripened. Theophostic and other Experential Therapies. Grof believe that mystical experiences, categorized as transpersonal regressions, are very powerful healing experiences. If tto just wait, well, you may be in holotropid a long wait since your big breakthrough can sometimes take a very long time.