- February 6, 2019 at 10:27 am #7616Dr. Steven FarmerParticipant
For those of you who are not called to do plant medicine I suggest this as an alternative. There are several people trained in this methodology that was developed by Stanislav Grof. He was doing research with psychedelics (particularly LSD) up to 1064 when it became a schedule one substance and therefore illegal. You can most likely find someone nearby who is trained in this type of Breathwork by going to Holotropic.com.
By doing conscious connected breathing for anywhere from one to three hours (!), meaning no pause between exhaling and inhaling, you move into an altered state where healing and revelations can occur. I was trained in a similar model in the mid 90’s and introduced to Holotropic Breathwork about six years and can attest to its efficacy. Try it out for yourself and see!
- April 11, 2019 at 1:12 pm #8315Forrest itche iichiile HudsonParticipant
I too can attest to its efficacy.
I live near Dawogiac, MI where C. Michael “Mikkal” Smith, Ph.D (Jungian Psychologist) conducts a 2 year program, Sacred Breathwork, at his Crows Nest Retreat Center. However, I did not pursue the 2 yr program but instead did weekend workshops. While effective, it’s not my personal “go to” modality.
I would encourage those interested to experience it’s potentiality.
- August 6, 2019 at 2:56 pm #9168DeeBeeParticipant
I find breath work and visualization an integral part deep meditation for myself. First I practiced breathwork for three months straight……..then the visualization added to it. I have never used the rapid method you mentioned, mine was always slow, rhythmic feeling the energy move up or down with each breath.
- February 18, 2020 at 5:25 pm #10566Daniel BiernoffParticipant
Holotropic breathwork and other forms of breathwork have been integral on my journey over the past 25yrs. I have experienced profound states in my sessions. I too would recommend it wholeheartedly.
- March 25, 2020 at 1:04 pm #10832Dr. Steven FarmerParticipant
Thanks for your responses everyone. This type of Breathwork has yielded amazing insights and experiences!
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