Exploring Holotropic Breathwork: Selected Articles from a Decade of the Inner Door edited by Kylea Taylor
Paperback: 605 pages
Publisher: Hanford Mead Publishing; 4 edition (2003)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 4.8 x 1.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 3 pounds 4 oz
A collection of 144 field reports from a widespread practice of contemporary, non-drug, altered-state work. These articles were first published from 1991-2002 by 85 authors, trained in Holotropic Breathwork by Stanislav Grof, M.D. Originally written to share their professional experiences and emerging theories with their peers, this is a rich source of information, not only giving information about the practice of Breathwork and anecdotes of psychological and physical healing in deep states of consciousness, but also discussing traditional therapy, Kundalini, shamanism, addiction and trauma recovery, astrology, and the integration of Breathwork with many other theoretical and practical systems and with ordinary life in general. The book happily includes a previously unpublished, 21-page article by Stanislav Grof, "Physical Manifestations of Emotional Disorders" in which he concludes that faster breathing creates a biochemical situation in the body that facilitates emergence and resolution of old emotional and physical tensions associated with unresolved psychological and physical traumas. There is a 16-page index and 18-page annotated table of contents to facilitate the use of this unique book as a reference.
About the author:
Kylea earned her Master of Science degree from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA in Marriage, Child, and Family Counseling. She started working as a counselor in the addictions recovery field in 1970 and served as the executive director of a New Jersey community counseling center for sixteen years. Her study of kundalini yoga in the 70's began her enduring interest in the interface between psychological, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of ourselves. She has extensive personal and professional experience with addiction, post-traumatic stress, and dissociation (including multiplicity or DID), women's issues, and spiritual emergence(y) and kundalini phenomena.
Kylea Taylor began ongoing study in 1984 with Stanislav Grof, M.D., in transpersonal psychology and non-ordinary states of consciousness. She is a certified Holotropic Breathwork(tm) Practitioner and was active as a senior trainer in the Grof Transpersonal Training from 1993-2000. Kylea has assisted Stanislav Grof at many large workshops and has facilitated workshops and presented her own work at conferences in the United States and abroad.
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