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Wilder Penfieldthe famous Canadian neurosurgeon had also concurred with that position.

Looking back on the experience, I am very happy for his help and encouragement. The explanation of the “arm wrestling” method of releasing accumulated muscle tension was also particularly interesting. I feared I was being pushed beyond my endurance. Should I pay a subscription fee to always have free shipping? If you’ve had the therapy, I can’t imagine any of this would be new to you.

Undoubtedly, I could not have achieved the completion of the feeling I was in without his encouragement to continue and his applying much pressure to my chest and back, for which I had asked. Your Mobile number has been verified!

Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy by Stanislav Grof

Grof was featured in the film Entheogen: Again and again the pressure of the birth canal began once again as I struggled to get out of my mother’s grip and what I felt was a final experience preceding “death. Over time, this theory developed into an in-depth “cartography” of the deep human psyche.

However, with other, more typical traumas, they were not prepared for the intensity which they beheld. Very good companion to “LSD Psychotherapy”.

Grof is definitely academic, unfortunately operating for decades in the fringes, he has forgotten what science really means I was a home delivery; anr my mother had received “heavy” anesthesia from our family physician which might explain my lack of success with that final stage.


Stan Grof is a solid researcher with ned years of experience neew back up his methods and conclusions. I wanted to just give up and leave the breathwork session.

Boyan Stoev tjerapy it it was ok Aug 27, Self-explorahion will be welcomed, as an holotropic breathwork practitioner once mentioned that he likes working with primal people as they “go straight to the work at hand.

And when the accessed material is of a transpersonal nature determining exactly what the material was about usually brings up more questions than there are answers! Our defenses can be stubborn and help is often needed for us to move along to the next stage – the next feeling to be felt.

Sometimes they would rather not cough up their secrets. Please fill in a complete birthday Enter a valid birthday. Then, there are some accounts of people’s experiences. Such transcendental experiences can be joyful, while others entail much suffering, the later being exciting nonetheless. Sponsored products for you. This puts holotropic breathwork in the unseemly position that it encourages plucking feelings before they have ripened.

Molly Mague rated it liked it Sep 22, Do not read this book unless you’re a professional interested in leading breathwork sessions.

Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy

David came by and asked how I was doing and if I had any physical symptoms. Although, normally I am neither spiritual nor religious with the only exception being the two holotropic experiences. That is OK-ish assuming he doesn’t hurt anybody – and I actually trust he doesn’t.

Back to speeding up therapy. Considered giving the book one star, but there are like ten or twenty pages that have understandable and moderately insightful material. The feelings at Appel Farm, that day, encompassed both my early failure and final success of birthing. Jack Kornfield Goodreads Author Foreword by. Holotropic breathwork theory also accepts that the mind is not merely the operation of the brain, but exists apart of the brain.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Death would have been preferable. It does not offer any information, and is really a sales pitch for the program.

If you want to have the therapy, just go do it. Be sure to examine Dr.

But, it was not a feeling of elation or of success. Grof believe that mystical experiences, categorized as transpersonal regressions, are very powerful healing experiences. It honestly just comes across as a justification of why the breathwork is legit and kind of a sales pitch for it. This book is not for laypeople, and it’s criminal that isn’t made clear anywhere in its description or introduction. Most helpful reviews on Amazon. Very insightful and understandable for the layperson in terms of psychological theory and the practical applications of this practice.

PerennialMystery rated it really liked it Apr 28, You cannot perform holotropic breathwork on yourself, so unless you aim to become a facilitator, or you for some reason enjoy reading textbooks, don’t read this. The two authors ” The definitive overview of this transformative breathwork. Lists with This Book. Perhaps, I had become unconscious during my birth and could neither participate in, nor relive my final part of birthing. The Gates of Consciousness; Spiritual Emergency: