Exploring Holotropic Breathwork™, edited by Kylea Taylor, collects 144 field reports from a widespread practice of contemporary, non-drug, altered-state work. These articles were first published from 1991-2002 by 85 authors, trained in Holotropic Breathwork by Stanislav Grof, M.D. Originally written to share their professional experiences and emerging theories with their peers, this is a rich source of information, not only giving information about the practice of Breathwork and anecdotes of psychological and physical healing in deep states of consciousness, but also discussing traditional therapy, Kundalini, shamanism, addiction and trauma recovery, astrology, and the integration of Breathwork with many other theoretical and practical systems and with ordinary life in general.
The book happily includes a previously unpublished, 21-page article by Stanislav Grof, “Physical Manifestations of Emotional Disorders” in which he concludes that faster breathing creates a biochemical situation in the body that facilitates emergence and resolution of old emotional and physical tensions associated with unresolved psychological and physical traumas.
Note: An index and annotated Table of Contents will facilitate using this book as a reference.
(2003) 608 pp. Hardcover. 7.25 x 10.25 x 1.75 inches
Kylea Taylor is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC# 34901). She earned a Master of Science degree from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA in Marriage, Child, and Family Counseling. She has worked as a counselor in the addictions and trauma recovery field since 1970 and was the executive director of a community counseling program for sixteen years. Kylea has been studying the theory and practice of therapeutic work with clients in non-ordinary states of consciousness with Stanislav and Christina Grof since 1984, with particular interest in the effect of non-ordinary states on trauma recovery and the phenomena and healing potential of Kundalini. After completing the Grofs’ first three-year training program in the United States, she was certified as a Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner and assisted Stanislav Grof in facilitating large group Holotropic Breathwork workshops and trainings both in the United States and in other countries.
Kylea’s books include: The Ethics of Caring, The Breathwork Experience, Exploring Holotropic Breathwork™, and Considering Holotropic Breathwork™. She has written numerous articles and conducted workshops in the USA and abroad.
Visit Kylea at kyleataylor.com for information about her therapy practice and other work.