Holotropic Breathwork

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Holotropic Breathwork™

Alternative medicine
A technique developed in 1976 by Czech-American psychiatrist Dr Stanislav Grof as a means of self-exploration, based on ancient spiritual practices and modern conscious research and combining breathing, evocative music and a specific form of bodywork.
Holotropic Breathwork is presented in a two-day workshop by Grof-certified “facilitators”, many of whom are mental healthcare professionals. In the sessions, participants lie flat in a dimly-lit room, and learn breathing techniques while listening to the pounding of African drums; incorporated into the process are focused bodywork and mandala drawing. The participants are encourage to access four “levels” of experience: sensory, biographical, prenatal and transpersonal, as well as “buried” memories.
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