WHAT DOES A HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK WORKSHOP LOOK LIKE?
A one day Holotropic Breathwork workshop starts with an introduction talk the night before the workshop. This talk is a wonderful way to get to know this work, as well as a preparation before the workshop. It is generally free and open to the public. Those that are curious can attend without
committing to the workshop.
Most one day workshops usually starts at 9 am and end
around 8:30 pm aprox.
We begin with an introductory circle to get to know those in the group, who will be co-experiencing this process with you. After the personal introductions we have a break, during which the group get's into dyads to create the "sitter/breather" duets. In a Holotropic group, participants work in pairs and alternate between the roles of "breather/experiencer" and "sitter/companion".
There are two breathwork sessions of approximately 2 and a half to three hours, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. After the morning session, there is a lunch break and then a second session in the afternoon. After the second session we have a small "soup break" and at the end of the day we have our sharing integration circle.
Even though it sounds like a very long day for two sessions, we really use every moment of the day and this amount of time works really well to support the depth of these experiences.
We ask for a commitment to stay for the full
length of the workshop.
My first encounter with Holotropic Breathwork resulted in a profound experience that led to a deep opening of psyche in a way I had never experienced before. The symbols and insights that came alive for me through that event have not ceased to work on me, even many years later, and I still have a deep and abiding relationship with certain guides that surfaced during that time. Since then, I have done dozens of breathwork sessions. Each has been different and profound in a new way, some more visual, some emotional and physical, but all variously seeming to provide release of deep-rooted patterns, as well as insight, understanding, expansion, and personal growth. I believe that Holotropic Breathwork, done with the help of trained facilitators using founder Stan Grof’s process, a strong container, and with respect for its sacred potential, can be one of the most transformational
events available today. --
Bonnie Bright, M.A., Founder and Director, Depth Psychology Alliance