By Stanislav Grof
During this lengthy awaited booklet, Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof describe their groundbreaking new type of self-exploration and psychotherapy: Holotropic Breathwork. Holotropic potential relocating towards wholeness, from the Greek holos ( complete) and trepein (moving within the path of). The breathwork makes use of the outstanding therapeutic and transformative strength of non-ordinary states of cognizance. those states engender a wealthy array of reports with distinctive therapeutic power reliving formative years thoughts, infancy, delivery and prenatal existence, and parts from the old and archetypal nation-states of the collective subconscious. brought about via extremely simple skill a mix of speeded up respiring, evocative tune, and bodywork in a secure and supportive surroundings, Holotropic Breathwork integrates the insights from glossy attention learn, intensity psychology, transpersonal psychology, anthropology, japanese non secular practices, and mystical traditions. The Grofs paintings with holotropic states of realization has brought progressive alterations to psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy. Written in a transparent, simply comprehensible variety, this necessary ebook summarizes their striking insights."
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