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Holotropic Breathwork Workshop and Panel

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Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00 AM - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00 AM

Venue: Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa

Includes networking, and a panel discussion entitled "Holotropic Breathwork as Psychedelic Medicine: Looking Forward, Looking Back" — headlined by Dr. Stanislav Grof (via live video conferencing), along with Dr. Ingrid Pacey, Dr. Donna Dryer, and Carolyn Green, PhD. Followed by Holotropic Breathwork sessions and integration led by certified Grof facilitators Dr. Ingrid Pacey and Carolyn Green, PhD.

Holotropic Breathwork™ is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing that integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world. The name Holotropic means literally “moving toward wholeness.”

Dr. Pacey notes that “Holotropic Breathwork as developed by the Grofs, IS psychedelic medicine. It can be as powerful as MDMA, LSD, psilocybin and other psychedelic medicines. I have seen this in my work with Holotropic Breathwork since 1986 and with MDMA since research began 2005.” She adds: “Holotropic Breathwork is now part of training for all MAPS Phase 3 research therapists. It provides the opportunity to enter an altered state and also to then be witness/therapist for another’s journey. Trainees have reported that they see how Holotropic Breathwork and MDMA psychotherapy feed each other and propel the work. Holotropic Breathwork can provide a safe introduction into future work with psychedelic substances as it is self-generated by the breath. It can also provide opportunities for integration and resolution after psychedelic therapy.”

The evening panel is a great opportunity for participants to hear from Dr. Stanislav Grof, one of the founders of transpersonal psychology, and psychiatrist with more than sixty years of experience in research of non-ordinary states of consciousness, as well as from psychiatrists Dr. Pacey and Dr. Dryer, who completed the Phase Two MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) sponsored MDMA -assisted psychotherapy study for treatment resistant PTSD in Vancouver.

Supporting sponsors of this event are Grof Transpersonal Training, Float House Victoria, Victoria Association for Psychedelic Studies, Integral Counselling BC, and Secret of Breath.

Approved for 11 CE units by Canadian Psychological Association and Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, respectively. More details about the learning objectives of the event can be read on the Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum.





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  • From Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00 AM to Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00 AM

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