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Holotropic Breathwork™

Psychotherapeutic technique developed in the 1970s by Czechoslovakian-born psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, M.D., and his wife, Christina Grof, author of The Thirst for Wholeness. It involves breathwork (hyperventilation), sound technology (mainly loud music), and the drawing of mandalas (aids to meditation), and it may include “focused bodywork.” Holotropic Breathwork is an alleged access to one’s “natural healing energies.” It purportedly can induce “transpersonal experiences,” which, according to Dr. Grof, can provide information about any “aspect” of the universe in the present, past, and future. Also called Grof breathwork, holonomic breathwork, holonomic therapy, holotropic breath therapy, holotropic therapy.
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