Welcome! I facilitate Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork Workshops and seminars in the Los Angeles Area.
™ is a powerful and transformational breathwork method that allows participants to access the innate healing power that is available in the deeper levels of their psyche to create a personalized transformational healing experience for themselves. Experiences can include release of energetic blocks in the body, reliving and releasing of childhood trauma and a transpersonal satori type of breathwork experience of union with the universe. Participants report that, in general terms, they have a sense that they clear out the obstructions that have been created by their ego that prevent their soul essence from being experienced in their everyday lives. In more specific terms, participants report that the breathwork sessions support them in breaking through their fears about life (fear of failure, fear of success, fear of intimacy, fear of looking bad) and their childhood programming. Participants report that these “breakthrough experiences” allows them to feel more connected to others and themselves, to be more fully engaged in life and to be more fully self expressed.
Come breathe with us and set your true self free!
Participants in prior Los Angeles area Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork workshops have traveled from all over Northern and Southern California, Nevada and Arizona including San Diego, Orange County, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, the San Fernando Valley, Long Beach, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Ojai, the San Bernardino/Riverside Inland Empire area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Las Vegas and Phoenix to attend. Please read on for more details and I hope to see you at an event soon!
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Los Angeles based Certified Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator
NEXT AVAILABLE 2015 LOS ANGELES AREA STAN GROF HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK WORKSHOPS
Please Note: Workshops are listed below. For other events, including free introductory sessions, click here.
Tuesday January 13, 2015 – Free Holotropic Breathwork Introductory Session and Mini-Breathwork Experience. For more information, click here.
Saturday February 7, 2015 – Full Day Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork Workshop steps from the beach at the beautiful First Presbyterian Church on 2nd Street in Santa Monica. To register, click here.
About Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork Workshops
Breath is life. The first and the last breath are the two extremes between which our human existence moves. The Hindu word for breath, prana, is synonymous with life energy. Each of us has our own breath patterns, each has subconscious tricks of how to avoid certain experiences that may be threatening to the unconscious, by simply changing the breathing rhythm. That’s why ancient schools like yoga as well as modern psychotherapies use breath as a path to bring harmony back to body and soul, or to bring to light, and heal, traumatic experiences hidden deep in the unconscious.
In Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork workshops, each participant gains direct access to his or her own innate drive towards wholeness and healing to create a personalized transformational breathwork experience for themselves. Participants report getting more clarity through breathwork regarding what is holding them back in their lives from being fully present and self expressed. Just as your body will instinctually move to heal a cut, your psyche also will instinctually guide you towards healing, integration, and personal growth – if you allow it to. In the Holotropic Breathwork workshop, you are brought out of your “left brain thinking mind” to the level of direct experience in a way that allows you to get beneath and below your own identity/ego and access this innate drive towards integration and healing in a very powerful way. This brings you a personalized experience that can result in more joy and freedom in personal relationships, resolution of childhood trauma, a transpersonal satori type of breathwork/breathing experience of union with the universe, more clarity through breathwork regarding the purpose and meaning of your life, a sense of being more grounded and centered in your life, and a more profound sense of connection to the world around you (for a more complete list of potential benefits of Holotropic Breathwork, click here).
Participants often report a holotropic breath work experience that they liken to Joseph Campbell’s *Hero’s Journey*, which is a process of psychospiritual death and rebirth where transformation occurs by the letting go, or *ego death,* of an old way of being, and emergence, or *rebirth,* into a new way of being.
Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork – How To Do It
Through a multi-year process of exploration with thousands of people, using principles based on insights from modern consciousness research, his personal experience with LSD psychotherapy back in the 60’s, and historical spiritual practices, Dr. Stanislav Grof has brought together elements that include holotropic breathing, creative self-expression, focused bodywork, group processing and a specially designed three hour musical journey that allows participants to access the powerful healing capabilities of the psyche available when they are in non-ordinary states of consciousness. He named this process “Holotropic Breathwork” (Holotropic coming from the Greek “moving towards wholeness”). In addition, as per one of the underlying principles of interpersonal neurobiology, an important part of any process of this type is that participants feel “safe, secure and seen”. In Holotropic Breathwork workshops, a safe, secure and supportive setting and process is created by a seasoned group of Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitators who have gone through a rigorous multi-year training and certification program. This unique combination allows you to experience a non-ordinary state of consciousness that allows the healing transformational breathwork experience that is perfect for you at this time in your life.
Los Angeles Holotropic Breathwork Workshops generally follow the One Day Holotropic Breathwork Workshop Format. Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork workshops are of value to all those interested in inner exploration and a more conscious journey through this amazing adventure we call “life” who want to gain the benefits of the healing power of non-ordinary states of consciousness without the use of substances. It is a wonderful adjunct to psychotherapy and other forms of inner work, as well as a powerful method of self-care for helping professionals. Although most workshops are led by Grof Certified Facilitators, Dr. Grof occasionally still leads weekend Holotropic Breathwork workshops himself. In February 2012, Stan Grof came to Los Angeles to personally lead a Holotropic Breathwork Workshop for 150 breathers. A write-up on this amazing workshop can be found on the AHBI (Association of Holotropic Breathwork International) website.
Who is Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D.?
For more information on Dr. Stanislav Grof, the creator of Holotropic Breathwork (and co-founder of Transpersonal Psychology),
go to Stan Grof’s Webpage
Facilitator For Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork Workshops in Los Angeles
Michael Stone, Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator
Michael Stone is a Los Angeles based Stan Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator who was originally educated in the sciences and business. He originally started his career as an employee in a large pharmaceutical company. Despite his success in the corporate world his internal state was not fulfilled. So he decided to follow his intuitive notion and quit his job and create his own business. He has since created, developed and sold several businesses in a variety of different fields. His overall success as an entrepreneur over the past 15 years has allowed him to devote most of his time to following his own spiritual path and also teach what he has learned to others. He has studied numerous spiritual practices which he has incorporated into his daily life. Currently, in addition to organizing and facilitating Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork workshops in Los Angeles, he is a Certified Massage Therapist, a Shamanic Practitioner, a Tantra Meditation Teacher, an Entrepreneur and a Business Consultant.
Contact Michael at: Michael@HolotropicBreathworkLA.com
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