Jack Kornfield, Stanislav Grof, Christina Grof's Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration PDF

By Jack Kornfield, Stanislav Grof, Christina Grof

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In this long-awaited publication, Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof describe their groundbreaking new type of self-exploration and psychotherapy: Holotropic Breathwork. Holotropic capability “moving towards wholeness,” from the Greek holos (whole) and trepein (moving within the path of). The breathwork makes use of the awesome therapeutic and transformative power of nonordinary states of cognizance. those states engender a wealthy array of reports with targeted therapeutic potential—reliving early life stories, infancy, start and prenatal existence, and components from the ancient and archetypal nation-states of the collective subconscious. brought on through extremely simple means—a mix of sped up respiring, evocative track, and bodywork in a secure and supportive environment, Holotropic Breathwork integrates the insights from sleek awareness examine, intensity psychology, transpersonal psychology, anthropology, japanese religious practices, and mystical traditions. The Grofs’ paintings with holotropic states of cognizance has brought progressive alterations to psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy. Written in a transparent, simply comprehensible variety, this quintessential e-book summarizes their impressive insights.

“Stanislav Grof is among the most crucial pioneers within the medical knowing of attention. He and his spouse, Christina, have contributed either to its highbrow and experiential figuring out via their paintings with Holotropic Breathwork. Their ebook in this new method of self-exploration and remedy is a needs to read.” — Deepak Chopra, writer of Reinventing the physique, Resurrecting the Soul: the right way to Create a brand new You

“This interesting, informative ebook invitations you to open your brain to discover the depths of the psyche and transpersonal dimensions of realization. Stanislav and Christina Grof, who pioneered this strong, leading edge method of remedy and private development, provide sound recommendation, completely grounded in many years of useful experience.” — Frances Vaughan, writer of Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing via non secular Illusions

“Take a number of swift, staccato breaths and open this publication. you've a good learn, and whilst perhaps find a new form of recognition, simply ready within you to be published. Stanislav and Christina Grof are glossy pioneers of attention and this publication is their map of the territory. Holotropic Breathwork unearths how the Grofs constructed their innovative therapeutic concepts, frequently informed via attention-grabbing tales of individuals being remodeled through the breathwork approach. The Grofs are on the heart of the present psycho-spiritual revolution within the West, and this ebook is a testomony to their position in our collective healing.” — Wes Nisker, writer of The crucial loopy knowledge and Buddha’s Nature: a realistic advisor to getting to know your home within the Cosmos

“The Grofs provide the 1st entire textual content of the speculation and perform in their pioneering and integrative version of experiential psychotherapy and self-exploration. This ‘psychology of the future,’ with its prolonged cartography of the psyche, offers irrefutable proof that spontaneous episodes of nonordinary states of realization have nice therapeutic, transformative, or even evolutionary capability for humankind. historical past will list that Holotropic Breathwork and the certification education and application designed through the Grofs complicated the sphere of psychotherapy a long way past the contributions of Freud and Jung.” — Angeles Arrien, writer of The Four-Fold means: jogging the trails of the Warrior, instructor, Healer, and Visionary

“In this awesome ebook Stanislav and Christina Grof summarize their pathbreaking discoveries of the prior thirty years. They make major contributions, one to technology, the opposite to our shared destiny. the 1st, by means of displaying that altered states of recognition have a size that's veridical—‘imaginal’ instead of ‘imaginary’—and thereby go beyond the superseded yet nonetheless power trust that our event of the realm is restricted to details conveyed through our senses. the second one, by way of demonstrating that the altered states completed inter alia via their holotropic breathwork approach decrease aggression and increase tolerance, compassion, ecological sensitivity, and a feeling of planetary citizenship. due to the fact that those are the very traits we urgently have to take care of the worldwide emergency during which we shortly locate ourselves, their contribution to the way forward for humankind suits their contribution to the way forward for psychology.” — Ervin Laszlo, writer of The Connectivity speculation: Foundations of an necessary technological know-how of Quantum, Cosmos, existence, and Consciousness

“Holotropic Breathwork looks to have the opportunity of facilitating mental insights and ameliorations that may be remarkably quick and deep.” — Roger Walsh, coeditor of Higher knowledge: Eminent Elders discover the continued effect of Psychedelics

“You carry on your arms a visionary booklet, person who deals a brand new figuring out of therapeutic, psychological wellbeing and fitness, and human strength, in addition to strong options to lead to those variations. constructing such an built-in knowing, which mixes technology, event, and spirit is important for the twenty-first century.” — from the Foreword through Jack Kornfield

"The long-awaited quantity through Stanislav and Christina Grof is the 1st entire textual content at the thought and perform in their new technique of psychotherapy and self-exploration … this is often absolute to be a loved addition to the libraries of clever seekers worldwide and some of the most influential books of the decade." — Renn Butler, member of the Holotropic Breathwork Community

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