Definitions for "Holotropic Breathwork"
Non-drug journey into non-ordinary states of consciousness developed by Stanislav Grof.
A psychospiritual bodywork technique developed by Stanislav Grof, M.D., and his wife, Christina, in 1976. it combines rapid breathing with loud music, meat to invoke an alternate state of consciousness that loosens psychological barriers and frees repressed memories and emotions.
According to its founders, Stan and Christina Grof, holotropic means “moving toward wholeness” and comes from two Greek words: “ ‘holos’=whole and ‘trepein’=moving in the direction of something.” It is a process involving specific breathing exercises. Through the breath one enters an altered state of consciousness during which one’s psyche may engage in a healing process.