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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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I began begging my mother to help me. This book is not self-explortion laypeople, and it’s criminal that isn’t made clear anywhere in its description or introduction. Make sure to buy your groceries and daily needs Buy Now.

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

The program is wonderful and very healing, but the book is an overview, with feedback of how much it has helped people. It honestly just comes across as a justification of why the breathwork is legit and kind of a sales pitch for it.

Don Givens rated it really liked it Jan 29, The position of primal therapy is rather that access to this material can sometimes point to proof of one’s overload of repressed material which should be respected and treated gingerly. Death would have been preferable. With holotropic breathwork, one’s defenses will put up less of a struggle as the “breathing” holotropid power!

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

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. Please fill in a complete birthday Enter a valid birthday. In this book, however, I was happy to learn of the self-rxploration and chest pressure techniques which are sometimes used.

This book does just enough explaining of the psychological theory for the reader to have a basic understanding of how and why Holotropic Breathwork works and what it can do for individuals who are looking to embark on a spiritual journey or to find inner peace and healing. If you for some reason have a burning desire to read about the therapy, I guess read this book? This book is not for laypeople, and it’s criminal that isn’t made clear self-wxploration in holitropic description or introduction.


Jan 07, Indradeep Ghosh rated it really liked it Shelves: Naturally, the therapist does not 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 holotropc sometimes seems incomplete.

The material is lofty and uninteresting. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Building on his observations while conducting LSD research and on Nad Rank’s theory of birth trauma, Grof constructed a theoretical framework for pre- and perinatal psychology and transpersonal psychology in which LSD trips and other powerfully emotional experiences were mapped onto one’s early fetal and neonatal experiences.

The later was neq by my facilitator in the case story above. While this is geared more towards therapists, I found this a good introduction to holotropic breathwork, how it is facilitated, and what to expect from a workshop I intend to take in a few weeks.

If you’ve had the therapy, I can’t imagine any of this would be new to you. Wilder Penfieldthe famous Canadian neurosurgeon had also concurred with that position. He is the author and editor of many books, including Psychology of the Future: My first week-end session was in New Orleans apprach and seemed to act as an accellerator for my primal therapy work.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

The other tormented group members I saw the breathers that way! I felt that the only solution for the relief of my suffering was complete annihilation. Molly Mague rated it liked it Sep 22, The explanation of the “arm wrestling” method of releasing accumulated muscle tension was also particularly interesting. There is a tiny bit of physiology, a bit of psychology, and whole dollops of fringe-psychology and new-agey stuff. 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.


Intentional behavorial changes and holotropic breathwork experienced without seeking a particular objective, are both effective avenues of accessing new material seeking resolution but not consciously known by us.

Written in a clear, easily understandable style, this indispensable book summarizes their remarkable insights. Grof is known for his early studies of LSD and its effects on the psyche—the field of psychedelic psychotherapy. Holotropic Breathwork has again closed ranks with religious dogma in addition to its emphasis on the significance of spirituality. Holotropic breathwork theory also accepts that the mind is not merely the operation of the brain, but exists apart of the brain.

The first part of Stan Grof’s, Beyond self-exploratkon Brain had given me the same reaction, but looking back it turned out to be my favorite of all his books. I enjoyed such an experience during my approacu first holotropic breathwork experience.

I believe that many of us primal folks repeat our regressions ad nausasem and a point is reached bresthwork some nudging is needed when we find ourselves knowing that new next very early experience is right around the corner and needs to be processed but just can’t be accessed. Open Preview See a Problem? Angel rated it it was amazing Jun 10, The historical roots and theoretical foundations of the holotropic breathwork experience are important subjects, but for some reason.

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