Are you interested in what really happens during a Holotropic Breathwork session? Using breathwork participants’ descriptions of their actual experiences, The Breathwork Experience documents and illustrates the power of the breath self-exploration and inner healing. The book takes you inside a breathwork session to see both what happens in the room from the standpoint of an outside observer, and what it feels like to be the person having the experience.
The Breathwork Experience outlines the human history of using non-ordinary states to seek healing and wisdom. It also discusses the theories of Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D., author of Psychology of the Future, and describes the sensory, biographical, perinatal, and transpersonal types of possible human experiences in non-ordinary states.
Breathwork and trauma recovery
Three chapters focus particularly on the opportunities for aiding in healing trauma (in post-traumatic stress, childhood sexual abuse, and addiction). Many actual examples illustrate the kind of profound change which can occur using this natural, non-ordinary state as part of a recovery or healing process. Ten opportunities for assisting recovery from addiction through breathwork are listed.
Appendices in the book list systems that use accelerated breathing and other organizational and media resources which can assist those who are doing breathwork or other inner work.
(1994) 172 pp. Softcover. 6 x 9 x 0.45 in.
Spanish Language Version
The Spanish language translation of “The Breathwork Experience” is titled: RESPIRACIÓN. MÉTODO BÁSICO. ISBN: 970-666-809-8
This book should be available directly from its publishers at Grupo Tomo.
Italian Language Version
The Italian language translation of “The Breathwork Experience” is titled: L’ESPERIENZA DELLA RESPIRAZIONE OLOTROPICA and is available on this site.
“Some may be interested in a book based on the author’s “past-life experiences” relived in Holotropic Breathwork. It is written by the current Executive Director of the Association for Holotropic Breathwork International. It tells three related stories, one in Africa, one in Freiburg, Germany in the Middle Ages, and one in Munich, Germany at the Dachau concentration camp. I thought The Moor Express by Kennth Sloan was very well written and I recommend it.”