What is Holotropic Breathwork?
Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful way of deeply opening to innate healing wisdom in our mind, body, and spirit.
Drawing on ancient healing and spiritual practices, Holotropic Breathwork uses the breath and evocative music to enter into a non-ordinary state of consciousness in a safe setting, to facilitate deep self-exploration, healing, and spiritual opening.
This process brings about transformation at all levels of self. This work is of great value to those interested in deeper inner exploration, self discovery, and spiritual awareness.
Dr. Tom completed the Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) in 2007, becoming a certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. Since his certification, he has been part of the GTT facilitator staff as well as leading his own workshops around the country.
“Holotropic Breathwork is among the deepest and most profoundly comprehensive work of the spirit being offered today.”
–Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart
Holotropic means “moving towards wholeness.”
“In Holotropic Breathwork, the emphasis is on creating a safe & relaxed space in which each participant can surrender fully to all the sensations, feelings, experiences, energy movement, emotions and visions that can arise during the session. All that is needed is a willingness to embrace the experiences and the unconscious part of the mind and inner healer will take you to wherever you need to go for healing and transformation. It is the most healing and beautiful work I know.” ———Dr. Tom Francescott
The process involved is simple, yet powerful and insightful.
“I lived for over ten years at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where I was the director of programs, and in the course of those years virtually every conceivable form of therapy and personal transformation, great and small, came through Esalen. In terms of therapeutic effectiveness, Grof’s was by far the most powerful; there was no comparison.”
—–Richard Tarnas, from The Passion of the Western Mind
- Psychology of the Future, Stanislav Grof
- The Stormy Search for the Self, Stanislav and Christina Grof
- The Cosmic Game, Stanislav Grof
- The Breathwork Experience, Kylea Taylor
- Spiritual Emergency-When personal Transformation Becomes a Crises, ed. by Stan and Christina Grof
- After the Ecstasy the Laundry, Jack Kornfield
- The Journey of Awakening, Ram Dass
- When Things Fall Apart, Pema Choldron
Grof Transpersonal Training: holotropic.com for more info and a calendar of worskshops around the world
Stanislav Grof’s website: www.stangrof.com
Association for Holotropic Breathwork International: www.breathwork.com