Holotropic Breathwork

Wednesday evening’s Wellness of Chatham meeting was incredibly interesting, and I thank our hosts, Cheryl and Houston Blair of 458 West B&B as well as the participants Carl Theodore, Christiana Herndon, Aric Herndon, Chris Bouton, Jenna Harvey and Libby Ann Capaldi. Special thanks to our speaker, Bob Brame for his informative and eye-opening discussion.
I really could not even begin to cover the vast amount of information that Bob shared with us about Holotropic Breathwork. We actually only spent about 5 minutes at the end going over Touch for Health and muscle testing because there was so much to cover with the breathwork. Bob has been kind enough to offer to meet with our group at a later date to go over Touch for Health.
I will share with you some of the highlights of Bob’s discussion with our group:
* Bob mentioned his early interest in Taoist Master, Mantak Chia and his Tao Garden. For more information about this great Chinese educator who taught about principles of healing go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantak_Chia
* In March of 1991, Bob was introduced to the teachings of Stanislav Grof http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Grof and Holotropic Breathwork http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holotropic_Breathwork .
* Bob conducts Holotropic Breathwork workshops with groups and utilizes music with a fast-breathing technique he teaches clients to allow for vignettes of “experiences” within the individual’s body and spirit.
* Holotropic Breathwork allows for participants to become “unstuck.” It relaxes and penetrates the psyche to determine areas that need healing. It can bring about a type of catharsis for the participant.
* The whole purpose of Holotropic Breathwork is to let go of the things we are holding onto that do not serve us. Holotropic means “moving towards wholeness.” Therefore, Holotropic Breathwork means moving towards wholeness through breath.
* There are only about 700 people in the world who have been trained by Grof as Holotropic Breathwork Facilitators. Bob is one of them.
* Bob conducts a variety of workshops at his retreat, Little Creek, in Mebane. For more information about him and what he offers, go to www.holoquest.org The next workshops on Holotropic Breathwork will be Sunday, April 29th and Saturday May 12th.

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