Holotropic Breathwork is a practice that uses breathing and other elements to allow access to non-ordinary states for the purpose of self-exploration. It was developed by Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D. and Christina Grof, Ph.D.
Holotropic Breathwork is intended as an approach to self-exploration and healing that integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world.
The term holotropic means "moving toward wholeness" (from the Greek ὅλος holos "whole" and τρέπειν trepein "to turn or direct towards a thing").
Holotropic Breathwork is a highly experiential work recommended for those interested in their personal and spiritual growth through deep inner exploration. Stan's Grof basic concept is that the wisdom of our 'inner healer' will direct us and bring to our consciousness what is best and most healing for us at any given moment.