TitleHolotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and TherapyAuthorPublishedAlbany, NY : State University of New York Press -0001
Status:Check Shelves SubjectHealthCategoryHealthMediaBookEdition1ISBN978-1-4384-3394-3TypeElectronicDescription
Holotropic Breathwork. Holotropic means ?moving toward wholeness,? from the Greek holos ( whole) and trepein (moving in the direction of). The breathwork utilizes the remarkable healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. These states engender a rich array of experiences with unique healing potential?reliving childhood memories, infancy, birth and prenatal life, and elements from the historical and archetypal realms of the collective unconscious. Induced by very simple means?a combination of accelerated breathing, evocative music, and bodywork in a safe and supportive setting, Holotropic Breathwork integrates the insights from modern consciousness research, depth psychology, transpersonal psychology, anthropology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions. The Grofs? work with holotropic states of consciousness has introduced revolutionary changes to psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy. Written in a clear, easily understandable style, this indispensable book summarizes their remarkable insights.