Let’s Breathe Together!

Nov 17 – 18, 2017
Victoria, BC

Holotropic Breathwork™ was developed by Christina and Stanislav Grof. It is a powerful method of self-exploration, personal transformation and healing, using accelerated breathing, music, art and focused release work. Participants’ experiences are integrated through mutual sharing in a wisdom circle. Participants enter non-ordinary states of consciousness. From within this altered state of consciousness, we tap our rich inner resources of wisdom, clarify and healing.

This weekend event will be of interest to anyone who wants to go deeper into their own healing process in a safe environment with trained professionals. Holotropic Breathwork mediates access to all levels of the human psyche and the entire spectrum of transpersonal experiences — including unfinished personal history, birth, death-rebirth issues, and the spirit realms.

Dr. Ingrid Pacey notes that “Holotropic Breathwork as developed by the Grofs, IS psychedelic medicine. It can be as powerful as MDMA, LSD, psilocybin and other psychedelic medicines. I have seen this in my work with HB since 1986 and with MDMA since research began 2005.”

She adds: “Holotropic Breathwork is now part of training for all MAPS Phase 3 research therapists. It provides the opportunity to enter an altered state and also to then be witness/therapist for another’s journey. Trainees have reported that they see how Holotropic Breathwork and MDMA psychotherapy feed each other and propel the work. Holotropic Breathwork can provide a safe introduction into future work with psychedelic substances as it is self-generated by the breath. It can also provide opportunities for integration and resolution after psychedelic therapy.”

Continuing Education Credits: This weekend event has been approved for 11 CE hours, by Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), respectively. Participation in the entire weekend (evening panel and full day workshop) is required to attain these credits. For clinicians interested in the goals and detailed learning objectives (didactic and experiential components) of this event, click here.

Registration is now closed.

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Evening Panel


Friday, Nov 17, 6:00 – 9:30pm

University of Victoria, BC – Harry Hickman Building, Room 105

Dr. Stan Grof will be headlining this event via live video conferencing, and joining panel members Dr. Ingrid Pacey, Dr. Donna Dryer, and Carolyn Green, PhD. Dr. Grof is known in scientific circles for his early studies of LSD and its effect on the psyche. He is the creator of Holotropic Breathwork and co-founder of Transpersonal Psychology. Both Dr. Pacey and Dr. Dryer completed Phase Two of the MAPS-sponsored MDMA-assisted psychotherapy research study for treatment-resistant PTSD.

Panelists will be available to answer questions and offer resources on new models in psychotherapy and personal transformation.

Victoria Association for Psychedelic Studies (VAPS) is the venue sponsor for this event.

Registration fee includes appetizers and a beverage during the networking hour from 6 – 7pm at University of Victoria, BC. The panel discussion starts at 7pm, with lots of opportunities for discussion, dialogue, and Q&A.

Refund Policy: No refunds on evening panel tickets. However, registration is transferable provided we are notified by Nov 10, 2017.

Nov 17th Evening Panel tickets are still available. Regular: CAD50 + GST; Students: CAD38 + GST.



Full Day Workshop


Saturday, Nov 18, 9am – 7pm

Westin Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria, BC

Holotropic Breathwork™ evokes non-ordinary states of consciousness for self-discovery and healing that is similar to the use of some sacred and psychedelic medicines. It uses a combination of breathing, evocative music, focused bodywork, and mandala drawing to explore realms of the psyche ordinarily hidden to awareness.

Participants work in pairs and alternate in the roles of experiencer and “sitter”. The sitter’s role is simply to be available to assist the breather, not to interfere or interrupt the process. The same is true for trained facilitators, who are available as helpers if necessary.

This full-day workshop is being led by certified Grof facilitators Dr. Ingrid Pacey and Carolyn Green, PhD, and supported by certified Grof facilitators Jane Cooper and Renn Butler, and Grof Transpersonal Training Program apprentice Jack Bowering.

Registration fee includes a lunch snack pack and buffet dinner at Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa, Victoria, BC.

For venue details/group hotel rates, click here

Refund Policy: Cancellation deadline is Oct 10, 2017 to receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee. However, registrations are transferable provided we are notified by Nov 10, 2017.

REGISTRATION CLOSED. The November 18th workshop SOLD OUT.


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