2015 March 31: Our speaker this month, Michael Stone, is a Los Angeles based Stan-Grof-Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator who was originally educated in the sciences and obtained a Chemical Engineering degree from UC Berkeley and then an MBA from the University of Southern California. About 15 years ago, he took a trip to Peru and received a profound healing when he experienced a non-ordinary state of consciousness during an Ayahuasca ceremony. When he returned to the US, he began a search for modalities that could access the same healing potential but without using any substances. This led him to Holotropic Breathwork, which was developed by Dr. Stan Grof (based on his research with LSD psychotherapy) that allows people to access the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness using your own breath and evocative music. Since Holotropic Breathwork had such a profound impact on his life, he decided to complete the rigorous two year facilitator training program in order to be able to facilitate Holotropic Breathwork workshops himself so that he could bring this experience to others.
Michael will first speak about how Holotropic Breathwork was developed, how it works and what kind of results people can expect from HB. Following the talk, there will be an actual one hour "mini-breathwork" experience where participants can find out for themselves what it is like to access the profound healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness through one's own breath and music. You can contact Michael at: Michael@HolotropicBreathworkLA.com
A quote from Jack Kornfield - Author of A Path With Heart about HB: "The therapeutic benefits of Holotropic Breathwork are remarkable. The healing of illness, anxiety, depression and conflict, the release and healing of trauma and abuse, the reintegration with family and community, the opening of compassion, forgiveness, courage and love, the reclaiming of purpose, the finding of our lost soul and the higher insights of spiritual understanding all come spontaneously from the unfolding of this powerful process."
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For more information on Dr. Stanislav Grof, the creator of Holotropic Breathwork (and co-founder of Transpersonal Psychology), go to Stan Grof’s Webpage