The Wisdom of Breath: Holotropic Breathwork® & the Legacy of Stanislav Grof
With Diane Haug, MA, LPCC and William Keepin, PhD
May 10 - 14, 2020
This program has been cancelled, returning Spring, 2021. Find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.
Using enhanced breathing, evocative music, focused bodywork, and art, Holotropic Breathwork helps to expand consciousness for the purpose of self-exploration, spiritual awareness, and healing. It is an excellent adjunct to psychotherapy, as well as a powerful method of self-care for helping professionals.
Developed by Stanislav Grof, MD and Christina Grof, Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful approach to self-exploration and personal empowerment that relies on our innate inner wisdom and its capacity to move us toward positive transformation and wholeness.
The process itself uses very simple means: it combines accelerated breathing with evocative music in a special set and setting. With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the individual’s psyche, bringing the seeker a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth is unique to each person and for that particular time and place.
The name Holotropic means literally “moving toward wholeness” (from the Greek “holos”=whole and “trepein”=moving in the direction of something).
Diane Haug, MA, LPCC, is a licensed therapist living in rural northern New Mexico. Her background includes a decade of working with adults and children dealing with life-threatening and terminal illness. Having completed the Grofs’ first three-year training, Diane has been involved with transpersonal psychology and Holotropic Breathwork since 1986. As a senior staff member with Grof Transpersonal Training, she has taught training modules internationally and in the US. Diane maintains a strong interest in using Holotropic Breathwork within a wide variety of contexts, including social and environmental activism, women’s leadership, intentional spiritual community, transformational education, and gender equity and reconciliation.…
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William Keepin, PhD is co-founder of the Satyana Institute and the Gender Reconciliation International project, which has organized more than 100 workshops and trainings in nine countries for social healing between women and men. He is the spiritual director–together with Cynthia Brix, PhD (hon)–of Vancouver Unity Centre for Awakening. Keepin has studied and practiced intensively in Eastern and Western spiritual disciplines for 35 years, and immersed himself in contemplative practices from the Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sufi traditions. Keepin began practicing silent meditation in 1982, trained in transpersonal psychology, and has facilitated Holotropic Breathwork since the 1990s. He leads retreats on…
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