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Consciousness Revolution: Transpersonal Discoveries That Are Changing the World
Moscow, June 23 - 27, 2010

June, 21st and 22nd

The Adventure of Self Discovery

 

On the 21st and 22nd June Stan Grof will lead practical holotropic breathwork seminar. This seminar will give an opportunity to experience a deep journey into oneself within a group. 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" (from the Greek "holos"=whole and "trepein"=moving in the direction of something). The process itself uses very simple means: it combines accelerated breathing with evocative music in a special set and setting. With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the individual's psyche, bringing him or her a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth is unique to each person and for that particular time and place. While recurring themes are common, no two sessions are ever alike. Additional elements of the process include focused energy release work and mandala drawing. Holotropic Breathwork™ is usually done in groups, although individual sessions are also possible. Within the groups, people work in pairs and alternate in the roles of experiencer and "sitter". The sitter's role is simply to be available to assist the breather, not to interfere or interrupt the process. The same is true for trained facilitators, who are available as helpers if necessary.

 

Please note that you should not participate in holotoropic breathwork seminar without consulting your doctor, if you have following conditions: recent hospitalization or injuries, pregnancy, epilepsy, asthma, heart disease or uncontrolled high blood pressure, history of mental illness, glaucoma

 

 


 

Price - $140

Place - Hotel Izmailovo

For all questions concerning pre- and post-conference seminars, please, contact Vera Khokhlova 89645273499, Yana (495) 543-87-64 , Christina (495) 518-54-47

 

 


 

Seminar Plan:

Monday


08.00 — 09.00 Registration

09.00 — 12.00 Introduction. An introduction to the theory and the plan of the seminar. Lecture by Stan Grof: The history and essence of the Holotropic Breathwork «The healing potential of the altered states of consciousness». The cartography of the human psyche. Main principals of assistance in the sessions.


12.00 — 13.00 Break


13.00 — 16.00 1st breathing session

16.00 — 19.00 Integration of the experience within groups.


Tuesday:

10.00 — 11.00 Discussion of the experience, answers to questions.

11.00 — 14.00 2nd breathing session

14.00 — 15.00 Break

15.00 — 16.00 Integration of the experience within groups.

16.00 — 18.00 Round table. Answers to the questions.

The time of the beginning of the seminar has changed to 9 a.m., due to the great number of participants two breathing sessions will be held simultaneously in two halls

 

 


 

Biography

 

Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years experience researching the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. His groundbreaking theories influenced the integration of Western science with his brilliant mapping of the transpersonal dimension. On October 5, 2007 Dr. Grof received the prestigious VISION 97 award granted by the Foundation of Dagmar and Vaclav Havel in Prague. Visit the Press Room for more information. He is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of Transpersonal Psychology and received an Honorary Award for major contributions to and development of the field of Transpersonal Psychology from the Association for Transpersonal Psychology in 1993. Dr. Grof is also the founder of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA) and its past and current president. He has organized large international conferences throughout the world and continues to lecture and teach professional training programs in Holotropic Breathwork and transpersonal psychology. Currently, Dr. Grof is Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in the Department of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, and teaches at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Dr. Grof was born in 1931 in Prague where he received an M.D. from Charles University and a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine) from the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences. Between 1960 and 1967, he was Principal Investigator in a psychedelic research program at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, Czechoslovakia. In the United States, Dr. Grof served as Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He was also Scholar-in-Residence at Esalen Institute. Dr. Grof’s extensive research includes experiential psychotherapy using psychedelics and non-drug techniques, especially the holotropic breathwork (a method he developed with his wife Christina), alternative approaches to psychoses, understanding and treatment of psychospiritual crises (“spiritual emergencies”), the implications of recent developments in quantum-relativistic physics, biology, brain research, and other avenues of the emerging scientific paradigm, for psychiatric theory and consciousness studies. Among his publications are over 150 papers in professional journals and many books including Beyond the Brain, LSD Psychotherapy, Psychology of the Future, The Cosmic Game, and the newly-released When the Impossible Happens and The Ultimate Journey

For all questions concerning pre- and post-conference seminars, please, contact Vera Khokhlova  89645273499,