Holotropic Breathwork has ratings and 8 reviews. Rose said: I Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy. Other editions. effect on various emotional and psychosomatic disorders.” Grof and Grof, () Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy, p. sciousness to light in their latest collaboration, Holotropic Breath- work: A New Approach to Self-. Exploration and Therapy. Scholars and seekers alike will enjoy.

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Two out of three is not bad, as success in having a regression in any one session of regressive psychotherapy is dependent on many factors. Dec 21, Mandi rated it did not like it Shelves: You will be welcomed, as an holotropic breathwork practitioner once mentioned that he likes working with primal people as they “go straight to the work at hand.

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

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.

Nicky rated it did not like it Nov 03, I base my conclusion solomente on my regressive experiences. My journey had taken me a few feet from the wall and I assume that David knew that I needed to keep pushing so he and others lifted me by my limbs t deposited my body next to the wall so I could resume by pedal pushing against the stage wall until I finally had a modicum of a feeling of release from the intrauterine pressures of the birthing process.


Naturally, the therapist does s want to take a chance of hurting me, but unless I have maximum pressure it never feels as though it is enough and for that reason the connection sometimes seems incomplete. Be the first to ask a question about Holotropic Breathwork. In this book, however, I was happy to learn of the choking and chest pressure techniques which are sometimes used.

Their book on this new approach to self-exploration and therapy is a must read. Its about our psychological defenses.

I had attended my first holotropic breathwork session when my birth trauma symptoms were at their height, yet I had experienced such amazing joy, happiness and wonderment.

I’ll just quote from an article I wrote about that magical but nonetheless painful breathwork day.

No, you will enjoy unlimited free shipping whenever you meet the above order value threshold. It this case readers are presented with a tentative, although incomplete, but perhaps plausible examination of the phenomena of “demonic forces” which can present during regressive experiences. But sometimes new regressive material may arise and we have little choice in not feeling it.

I would recommend this book for anyone interested in exploring altered and expanded states of consciousness and their potential for helping people to become more whole and complete. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Life changes, some desired and some unwanted.

I felt further effort was futile. Carmen rated it really liked it Oct 28, Unfortunately, breathwork does not lend itself as a do-it-yourself therapy, though I never pass-up a chance to attend a holotropic breathwork workshop with its remarkable and unbelievable otherworldly happenings.


They reside in Mill Valley, California. Wilder Penfieldthe famous Canadian neurosurgeon had also concurred with that position. When effort during birth had became useless I had become hopeless for relief and sought death as the way to end the torment.

Each time I felt the hopelessness, frustration and deep anguish in my plight and despaired in trying to get out of the painful situation I was in, I wanted, instead, to die.

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

Lee rated it liked it Jan 12, Thomas English rated it really liked it Mar 06, It does not offer any information, and is really a sales pitch for the snd. Oct 28, Suhrob rated it it was ok. In, Holotropic Breathworkthe Grofs give an accomodative explanation for the existence of the occasionally presented “demonic” phenomena.

I feared I was being pushed beyond my endurance. In other regressive feelings I had experienced, I had wanted no touch and no nursing – only repose. It consists primarily of published research articles and clippings discussing the therapeutic effects of psychoactive substances as well as some first-hand accounts of transcendental experiences.

I think of holotropic breathwork as a sledgehammer approach to therapy, but I use this seemingly harsh metaphor rather as a compliment.