Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Carolyn J Green, BHSc, PhD

Carolyn J. Green, BHSc (Physio), PhD is a Grof® Breathwork facilitator and pharmaceutical drug safety and policy researcher living on Vancouver Island. She completed the Grof’s 2-year training in holotropic breathwork in 1999. For over 20 years she has been leading workshops in non-ordinary states of consciousness and offering apprentice opportunities. Her personal adventures in self-discovery with breathwork began with Dr. Ingrid Pacey in 1993. She has degrees from McMaster, University of British Columbia (Public Health), University of Victoria (Health Informatics) and the University of Alberta (Knowledge Translation). As a physiotherapist she lived and worked in China, Africa, the Caribbean and Nepal. For Carolyn the holotropic paradigm is valuable because it blends the best of western scientific scholarly traditions with the practical wisdom of long-standing world spiritual traditions to access the power within. She is deeply committed to research, training and supporting those following The Way of the Psychonaut. She has organized experiential workshops from 2017 in partnership with the Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum. Currently she is a founding Director and Trainer research, with Grof Legacy Training Canada.

Events with Carolyn J Green, BHSc, PhD

Breath as Entheogen: The Wisdom and Legacy of Stanislav Grof
May 12 - 17, 2024

Using enhanced breathing, evocative music, focused bodywork, and art, Grof® 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. Grof® Breathwork is a powerful approach to self-exploration…