Holotropic Breathing Workshop
by Dr. Lydia Oukaneva|
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21st, 22nd, 23rd November 2008
Fri 6.00pm, Sat 9.30am. Sun.10.00am
Riviera Hotel, Marfa
Workshop fee -230 euros …price includes food and drink.
For Bookings and further information phone Lydia on 9946 9922 or Carmen on 99806060
HOLOTROPIC BREATHING WORKSHOP by Dr. Lydia Oukaneva
A Path to the Inner-Self leading to Integration of Mind, Body and Emotions
A Way to reconnect with one’s Spirituality through Personal Experience.
An Opportunity for healing post- traumatic emotions and patterns of tension stored in the body and which have resulted in adverse physical conditions.
Holotropic Breathwork uses non-ordinary states of consciousness, evocative music, breathing sessions, focused energy release work, and group sharing for the purpose of integration. The name -holotropic- means ‘moving toward wholeness’.
The aim of the Work is to bring Wholeness, Healing and Wisdom.
When the body and the mind enter a Holotropic state through controlled breathing, our inner wisdom takes the opportunity to lead us toward physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing, and towards transformation and growth. Holotropic Breathwork operates under the principle that we are our own best healers and that the Inner Healer in each one of us can best do its work in non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Stanislav Groff, MD, psychiatrist, PhD philosophy, one of the founders of Transpersonal Psychology, in the mid- Seventies developed this natural but powerful technique. In one of his books ‘Psychology of the Future’- he writes:
“In Holotropic states, we can transcend the narrow boundaries of the body ego and reclaim our full identity.” The Breath work is usually done in a Group context and in a fairly open-ended session format. During a session the experiences are for the most part internal, largely non-verbal, and without interventions. Participants are not coached in any particular technique during a session but before the session they will be instructed and encouraged to amplify the existing symptoms.
Each Participant will experience 2 sessions of Breath work and 2 Sessions with the facilitator. Workshop will include vegetarian food and natural drinks and participants will be supported with individual body work for a symptomatic correction if needed.
It is important to wear comfortable clothing and please bring a blanket.
Please inform if you are pregnant, have a tendency for high blood pressure, epilepsy or suffer from any mental imbalances. Also inform if you have undergone surgery within the last 6 months and whether you take regular medication for any condition.
VERY IMPORTANT --- DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL OR TAKE ANY DRUGS DURING AND TWO DAYS PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP