Holotropic Breatwork® Exploring The Healing Potential of Expanded States of Consciousness
Across numerous cultures and spanning millennia, non-ordinary states of consciousness have served as a potent means for profound transformation and meaningful self-discovery.
Holotropic Breathwork® is a potent method of self-exploration and personal empowerment, harnessing your innate inner wisdom to facilitate positive transformation and wholeness.
About the Facilitators:
Lotte Schultz is a certified Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator trained by Grof Transpersonal Training USA. With over three decades of personal experience, training, and spiritual development, Lotte brings a wealth of professional skills to her practice. Holotropic Breathwork™ is a cornerstone of her life and private practice.
Luke Peas is a certified Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator, also trained by Grof Transpersonal Training USA (2013). He has extensive experience in various therapeutic modalities, including Core Energetics.
Once you have committed and booked, submitting all the required forms and the deposit, we will be in contact with information to begin preparing for your journey and our day together. If you are new to Holotropic Breathwork®, we will schedule a phone conversation to cover the preparation phase. During this conversation, you will have the opportunity to share any relevant information about your previous experience with Holotropic Breathwork or other related practices.
What to bring:
• A loose single bed sheet
• A fitted single bed sheet
• Pillow • Blanket / Doona
• Please bring a dish to share for lunch (We have a small kitchen facility at the venue)
• An item for our Altar space if you feel called.
• Anything else to make you feel comfortable.
We will start at 9.00am with around 45 mins Holotropic Breathwork® introduction talk, helpful information to support your journey on the transpersonal, basic perinatal and biographical experiences. This is compulsory for anyone new to Holotropic Breathwork. If you have experienced HB before you are welcome to join us at 9.30am for the opening circle, or join us at 9.00am to settle in.
*This workshop is not appropriate for pregnant women, or for persons with cardiovascular problems, severe hypertension, severe mental illness, recent surgery or fractures, acute infectious illness, or epilepsy.
With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the individual’s psyche, bringing the seeker a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth is unique to each person and for that particular time and place. While recurring themes are common, no two sessions are ever alike.
"Sitter and Breathers"
Additional elements of the process include focused energy release work and integration practices such as mandala drawing. Within the groups, people work in pairs and alternate in the roles of “breather” and “sitter.” The sitter’s role is simply to be present and available to assist the breather—not to interfere, interrupt, or try to guide the process. The same is true for trained facilitators, who are available as helpers if necessary.
Cartography of the psyche:
One of the most unique and powerful dimensions of HB is its revolutionary expanded cartography of the human psyche described by Stanislav Grof. Experiences occur, and transformation happens, not only in the biographical dimension – our life history from birth up to the present moment. But they also encompass what Grof calls the perinatal and transpersonal dimensions of the psyche.
The perinatal includes the reliving of our birth from conception, in the uterus, through the canal, and into the birth itself. In this dimension, as well as in the birth, it is also possible to undergo the powerful healing episode known throughout world spiritual traditions as psychospiritual birth-death-and-rebirth.
The transpersonal dimension includes the realms of the archetypes described by Carl Jung, as well as many other collective experiences described by world spiritual traditions, and phenomena not previously mapped by any other tradition.
In-depth descriptions of the cartography of the psyche, including Grof’s four perinatal matrices, can be read about in many of Stanislav Grof’s books.
We look forward to the adventure...
*Note: Kindly be aware that the workshop accommodates a small group. A $100 deposit is required with your registration.
If you are interested or currently enrolled in the Grof Transpersonal Training with the aspiration of becoming a Certified Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator, this workshop will count towards your training with GTT. Additionally, a special discount is extended to all individuals actively participating in the program.
If you wish to take part in a Holotropic Breathwork™ session you will need to complete our medical form and liability agreement below
|Event Date||14-Jan-2024 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||14-Jan-2024 7:00 pm|
|Location||The Living Nest Natural Care Centre|