What is Holotropic breathwork?

What is Holotropic breathwork?

Holotropic Breathwork is a therapeutic approach that uses deep, rapid breathing techniques to access altered states of consciousness for healing and self-exploration. The term “holotropic” means “moving toward wholeness,” and this method was developed by Stanislav Grof, a psychiatrist who studied the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness in therapy.

During a Holotropic Breathwork session, participants lie down and breathe deeply and rapidly for an extended period of time while listening to music that is specifically designed to induce altered states of consciousness. This process can bring up a range of emotions and experiences, including physical sensations, memories, and insights.

The theory behind Holotropic Breathwork is that these altered states of consciousness can help individuals access and heal unresolved psychological and emotional issues, as well as provide a greater sense of self-awareness and spiritual connection. While some people have reported transformative experiences through Holotropic Breathwork, it is important to note that this approach is not suitable for everyone and should only be undertaken with the guidance of a trained facilitator.

Shervan K Shahhian

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