Holotropic Breathing is a technique created by Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof and Cristina Grof to induce non-ordinary states of consciousness in an effective and safe manner. Through breathing, evocative music and a focused bodywork method we can access expanded states of consciousness with the capacity to promote psychological and spiritual growth as well as facilitate therapeutic changes.
In this workshop, we will experience Holotropic Breathing as developed by Stanislav Grof and as taught in GTT (Grof Transpersonal Training). The workshop will include preparation through a theoretical introduction to the technique and group dynamics, two Holotropic Breathing experiences (one as a sitter and another as a breather), and techniques for integrating the experience. No previous experience is required to participate.
Upon registration, participants will be asked to fill out a medical screening form to ensure that the technique is safe and suitable for them.
Marc Aixalà, is an engineer, psychologist and is the director ICEERS’s support program. He’s a member of the Grof Transpersonal Training team and holds a postgraduate degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Master’s in Strategic Therapy. Marc specializes in field of psychedelic integration. He has facilitated Holotropic Breathing workshops and modules in Spain, Israel, Poland, Switzerland, United States among other countries, and offers workshops in Barcelona.
Carlos Vega is a psychologist and certified Holotropic Breathing facilitator. A specialist in the field of addictions, Carlos has used Holotropic Breathing in the context of addiction programs. He facilitates workshops in Lleida.
The workshop will begin at 9:00h with a theoretical introduction to Holotropic Breathing and preparatory exercises. There will be two breathing sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and we will finish the workshop with integration activities around 21:30. There will be a lunch break mid-day (food not included).