With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter an expanded state of awareness...
*Please note the HB groups fill fast & with a waiting list so if you feel the calling best to book ahead of time.
*Lotte is a Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator certified by Grof Transpersonal Training USA.
I am delighted to be facilitating with Elaine Oberg from Sydney and Alyona Kobevka & Alexandre Jodun will be joining us from Melbourne, they will both certify in Spain next year. All are very committed to this work and currently in the HB facilitator training programme with 'Grof Transpersonal Training.'
* GTT is the only program in the world that certifies practitioners in Holotropic Breathwork™.
Elaine has a wealth of experience in 'holding space' including 32 years as a midwife and from her own journey of self-exploration & healing that started in 1985.
For more info on Facilitators and 'what to bring for a one dat HB workshop please scroll down.
Holotropic Breathwork® is a powerful approach to self-exploration and personal empowerment that relies on our innate inner wisdom and its capacity to move us toward positive transformation and wholeness.
The theoretical framework integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world.
*No prior Holotropic Breathwork™ or other type of Breathwork experience is necessary to participate.
We will start at 8.30am with an introduction talk on Holotropic Breathwork™ 'the set & setting' including 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 8.30am to settle in and gift yourself plenty of time for this special day. We aim to finish around 7.30-8.00pm
The day will include two sessions, one as a breather & one as a sitter, the integration phase, morning/afternoon tea & supper, BYO lunch, included is a phone consult after the workshop if needed.
Before you register, please read the list of medical contraindications below. If any of these are issues for you, please get in contact with me BEFORE you register. So that we can make sure that the HB setting is supportive for you and your health/wellbeing.
Please email me with the details of your situation, and your contact infomation and I will call you for a chat prior to your registration.
Cardiovascular Disease, including Heart Attacks
Glaucoma or Retinal Detachment
Recent Physical Injuries
Recent Infectious/Communicable Diseases
Psychiatric Hospitalization or Mental Illness (please discuss prior to registering)
We require you to attend the one hour interaction talk on the day and please watch and read information on here: Go to the resource tap then click Holotropic Breathwork.
To book please click registration and pay $100 deposit to secure your place. Please complete both the medical and disclosure forms with your registration.
For payment click 'off line payment' and there is no extra cost added. With credit cards & PayPal a surcharge will occur.
The process itself uses very simple means: it combines accelerated breathing with evocative music in a special set and setting. 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.
“SITTERS” AND “BREATHERS”
Additional elements of the process include focused energy release work and integration practices such as mandala drawing. Holotropic Breathwork is usually done in groups, although individual sessions are also possible. 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:
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.
For more information on Stan Grof go to resources and click Holotropic breathwork.
*About the facilitators:
Lotte Schultz is a Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator certified by Grof Transpersonal Training USA.
Drawing on more than thirty years of personal experience, training and spiritual development Lotte brings many professional skills to her practice. Holotropic Breathwork™ plays a pivotal role in her life and private practice.
Lotte has trained in many modalities. Lotte regularly travels internationally for more professional training and attends Holotropic Breathwork for her own expansion and growths.
"From my own personal experiences and from having had the honour of holding space for many individuals and groups, I have learned to honour the wisdom of each person’s inner journey toward wholeness and healing. Holotropic Breathwork has changed my own life in all ways and I have enormous respect for this work” – Lotte Schultz
Elaine Oberg began the transformative journey of self-exploration and healing in1985, during a study program in Depth Psychology and breath-work, based of Stan and Christine Grof s Holotropic Paradigm.
She became involved in her training with “Grof Transpersonal Training” (GTT) in 2012.
Elaine’s experiences with expanding consciousness, has deepened her heart-felt need for holding a sacred and safe space for others as they connect more fully into their authentic wholeness....
Having worked in many aspects of the Healing Profession, Elaine remains committed to supporting others in the discovery of their own 'Inner Healing Capacity.'
What to bring for a one-day workshop:
Please wear comfortable clothing, layers are good in case you get hot/cold and please bring
• Bottle of water - we will also have water available for re-fills
• You own lunch (We will provide tea, coffee & light supper late afternoon)
• A single mattress sheet set (one flat sheet and one fitted sheet or two
flat sheets) Important as we don’t have extras
• A pillow important (a comfortable & supportive pillow for your head) You may like to bring extra pillows or a yoga chair for support, when you are sitting for a breather (around 3hours)
• Blanket - It is not uncommon to get cold and/or hot on a HB journey.
• An extra pair of socks if you wish, as we do not wear shoes in the breathwork room
• Your journal/art book (optional)
• Eye Mask (optional)
• You may like to bring something ‘that has heart & meaning’ to you for our collective alter (optional)
"When we do the Holotropic Breathwork ... we don’t have any plan, any program that we would like people to have a certain specific kind of experience, relive their birth or in the past experience. ... we really trust the inner self-healing intelligence. So we just give you a greater context, we give you the method and we play the music, and then it’s your psyche and your body that decide where you need to go. You get what you need, not what you want."
~ Stanislav Grof, Psychology of the Future, A New Cartography of the Psyche, August 16, 2016
"It is our hope that an in-depth exploration of a holotropic perspective can play some small part in helping to midwife the birth of new transpersonal worldviews."
~ Tav Sparks, The Power Within: Becoming,
Being, and the Holotropic Paradigm.
"So what happens in a Holotropic state is that your symptoms will typically get temporarily activated and then you move through them and beyond them, which is different from what we do in current psychiatry when we try to find means of suppressing symptoms. ... So you connect to something that’s like a self-healing intelligence. It not only identifies the problems, but it starts bringing them automatically to the surface for processing and you work with the material as it is coming."
~ Stanislav Grof, in the class Psychology of the Future,
|Event Date||04-01-2020 8:30 am|
|Event End Date||04-01-2020 8:00 pm|
|Location||Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre|