The Breathwork Experience

The Breathwork Experience by Kylea Taylor

Are you interested in what really happens during a Holotropic Breathwork session?

Using breathwork participants’ descriptions of their actual experiences, The Breathwork Experience: Exploration and Healing in Nonordinary States of Consciousness documents and illustrates the power of the breath self-exploration and inner healing. The book takes you inside a breathwork session to see both what happens in the room from the standpoint of an outside observer, and what it feels like to be the person having the experience.

The Breathwork Experience outlines the human history of using non-ordinary states to seek healing and wisdom. It also discusses the theories of Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D., author of Psychology of the Future, and describes the sensory, biographical, perinatal, and transpersonal types of possible human experiences in non-ordinary states.

Breathwork and trauma recovery

Three chapters focus particularly on the opportunities for aiding in healing trauma (in post-traumatic stress, childhood sexual abuse, and addiction). Many actual examples illustrate the kind of profound change which can occur using this natural, non-ordinary state as part of a recovery or healing process. Ten opportunities for assisting recovery from addiction through breathwork are listed.

Appendices in the book list systems that use accelerated breathing and other organizational and media resources which can assist those who are doing breathwork or other inner work.

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“In The Breathwork Experience“, Kylea Taylor has done a masterful job of drawing together facts, case histories, personal and professional strategies—just about anything that might arise during the practice of breathwork. Kylea writes with intelligence, heart, humor, and the wisdom that only comes through experiences. This is an important contribution.”

~Christina Grof, Author of The Thirst for Wholeness and co-author of The Stormy Search for the Self

“Drawing on many years of rich therapeutic experience and on intimate personal knowledge of non-ordinary states of consciousness, Kylea Taylor has created an invaluable guidebook for practitioners, clients, and students of consciousness. Written in a clear and captivating style, The Breathwork Experience is a gold mine of important professional information, as well as profound life’s wisdom.”

~ Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of Psychology of the FutureThe Ultimate JourneyRealms of the Human Unconscious, and The Adventure of Self Discovery

Italian Translation


L’Esperienza della Olotropica: Esplorazione e Guarigione negli Stati Non Ordinari di Coscienza
“Tratto da Molti anni di intensa esperienza terapeutica e da un’intima conoscenza personale degli stati non ordinari di coscienza, Kylea Taylor ha creato un manuale prezioso per professionisti, clienti, e studenti della coscienza. Scritto con uno stile chiaro ed accattivante, L’Esperienza della Olotropica e una miniera di emportanti informazioni professionali, cosi come di una profounda saggezza.”
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Spanish Translation


Respiracion/ Breathing: Metodo Basico/ the Basic Method
Grupo Editorial Tomo

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