THB Volume 5, No. 1 , 2003

Volume 5, No. 1 , 2003

Contents and Abstracts


by Joy Manne, Editor


The Holotropic Breathwork world: What is it? and Who are the people Involved? By Kylea Taylor

Taylor gives a brief history of Holotropic Breathwork, a description of its format, and a list of modules in the 9-week residential training of the Grof Transpersonal Training, which trains people to facilitate Holotropic Breathwork workshops. Included is a 2003 list of trainers and principals involved in the Association for Holotropic Breathwork International.

Creating AHBI: How The Association for Holotropic Breathwork International Came to Be by Cary Sparks

Cary Sparks de scribes how she was inspired with the i de a to create the Association for Holotropic Breathwork International and its newsletter, The Inner Door .

A Journey through "The Inner Door" into a Book by Kylea Taylor

The Editor of The Inner Door discusses the scope of this newsletter for the Association for Holotropic Breathwork International and the book, Exploring Holotropic Breathwork , that collects most of the original articles on an extraordinary range of subjects. Holotropic Breathwork opens us to a vast collective unconscious as well as an expanded individual consciousness. The Inner Door names that gateway. The Inner Door is a periodical that encourages us to record our own experiences of participating in Holotropic Breathwork, the effects in our lives from our non-ordinary state experiences, and our observations of our clients' experiences in these realms. The Inner Door has recorded also the intersections between other theories and systems and our experiential knowledge of Holotropic Breathwork.

Radar to the Infinite Holotropic Breathwork and the Integral Vision by Martin Boroson The Inner Door, 10(4)5-6, November 1998

Martin Boroson provides a major exposition of Holotropic Breathwork and its place as a meta-technique – one which embraces and assists many paths and processes.

Illness as a Path to Soul by Sandy Steckling, M.A. The Inner Door, 9 (3)1,5,6, August 1997

Sandy Steckling writes a personal account of radical healing of her severe rheumatoid arthritis through her work with Holotropic Breathwork and other related techniques.

Physical Manifestations of Emotional Disorders: Observations from the Study of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness by Stanislav Grof The Inner Door, 9(2) 1,7-9,12, May 1997

Stan Grof reviews the literature regarding somatization and psychosomatic disorder and recounts his observations during the research with non-ordinary states. He concludes that the traditional concept of the ‘hyperventilation syndrome' is obsolete and has to be revised to reflect 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. In the light of the observations from Holotropic Breathwork, spontaneous episodes of hyperventilation, occurring in psychiatric patients an the normal population, should be seen as attempts of the organism to heal itself and should be supported rather than suppressed.

Holotropic Breathwork and Rebirthing: A Research Bibliography by Paul Shane, Ph.D.

Paul Shane provides a working research bibliography that describes doctoral dissertations, master's theses, and journal articles, books, and book chapters devoted to Holotropic Breathwork and Rebirthing Breathwork .

Book Reviews

David Hegarty (1997), Dynamic Health. Marino Books, Dublin .

Nick Duffell and Helena Lovendal (2002), Sex, Love And The Dangers Of Intimacy: A Guide To Passionate Relationships When The "Honeymoon" Is Over . London :Thorsons. ISBN 0-00-710089-2 Price £9.99

Karina Schelde (2002), The Magic Power in the Human Voice . Kaiku , Hawaii : Kaleo Sound Publishing.

Jeannine Parvati Baker (2002), Prenatal Yoga and Natural Childbirth. Monroe , Utah : Freestone Publishing; Berkeley , CA : North Atlantic Books.




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