The Power Within: 

The Practice of Holotropic Breathwork ("Bodywork Module")

with Sitara Blasco and GTT staff
July, 2-7, 2018 in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Girona, España

Mandatory module of the GTT program

The Power Within: The Practice of Holotropic Breathwork

Module Content

In this module, Holotropic theory comes alive. It’s where we experience the essence of the practice first hand. We not only discuss the principles that support and inform the practice of Holotropic Breathwork. But we go beyond theory to show why Holotropic Breathwork is such a special method for personal exploration and healing. This is a unique opportunity to move to deeper levels of your own inner process and also to learn what’s behind the Holotropic approach to working with others. As you become acquainted with accompanying others on their journeys, you will also discover how to translate the Holotropic theory into a tool for enriching your everyday living experience. Topics include:

1) The power of the Inner Healer;

2) The Holotropic Breathwork lineage; the history of the healing potential of non-ordinary states;

3) The importance of facilitator presence;

4) An inside look into the framework of a Holotropic Breathwork session;

5) How to encourage and support the integration of the Holotropic experience; and

6) Holotropic bodywork, including: its history, theory and practice, - demonstration of bodywork, - hands-on work by participants, - discussion of specific challenging situations that facilitators encounter, - ongoing exploration of the way Holotropic Breathwork can change our everyday

During the module participants will have the opportunity to know the practical experience of Holotropic Breathwork. Sitara Blasco and Juanjo Segura will lead 4 Holotropic Breathwork sessions; there will be also mandala drawing and integration time. Each person will have the experience of two sessions as "breather" and two as "sitter".

This module is open to people interested in Transpersonal Psychology and modern consciousness research. To participate in this module is not required to have previous experience in Holotropic Breathwork. Modules can be taken independently: to take this module does not represent a commitment to continue the training. For those who want to train to become Holotropic Breathwork facilitators this is a mandatory one. All modules are given in English (with Spanish translation), in a beautiful hotel in the Costa Brava, Girona, Spain. You will be asked to fill in a simple medical form.

Facilitators Staff  

Juanjo Segura Grof Transpersonal Training Respiración HolotrópicaSitara Blasco is a psychologist for Valencia University, Spain; with master studies in Gestalt Psychotherapy and in Integrative Psychology. Her background includes also shamanism, meditation, body-oriented techniques, acting and clown. Since 2003 she co-organizes (with Juanjo Segura) the Spanish GTT program


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Juanjo Segura Grof Transpersonal Training Respiración Holotrópica

Juanjo Segura: trained in Integrative Psychotherapy and in Claudio Naranjo SAT program (Enneagram). Involved with the practice of Zen meditation, he has taken the breathwork also to meditation centers. Juanjo has also been working for several years with families in substance addiction rehabilitation programs.

  
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Nienke Merbis Grof Transpersonal Training Respiración Holotrópica

Jean Farrell: : Is psychotherapist and offers supervision to therapists in several organizations which work with traumas. She also teaches Counseling Skills and Group Work, at Manchester Metropolitan University.
  

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Juanjo Segura Grof Transpersonal Training Respiración Holotrópica

Marc Aixalàis an engineer and psychologist. Member of the GTT staff. Postgraduate studies in Integrative Psychotherapy. He facilitates in HB workshops in Barcelona and Switzerland. He works as a psychologist in Barcelona.


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Price and Bank Information  

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The price includes: the module,  hotel accommodation in a superior double room with sea views and free WiFi. Full board from lunch on July 2nd until breakfast on July 7th and two plentiful coffee breaks a day. The restaurant offers a generous and quality buffet and also includes all soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages consumed during the meals.

- Before May 1st, 2018* in
shared superior double room(early bird rate):

1.140€

Reservation, payment method and bank information:

Please, visit the "Module Information" section on the right side of the page to check all the necessary information about payments and place reservation.  

- After May 1st, 2018*
shared superior double room (standard price):

1.340€


*In order to benefit from the early bird price, please check the payment section on the right side of the page.

**Single and triple rooms subject to hotel availability. Please, check availability with us before making any payment.

Grants and discounts

There are special prices, only applicable to persons without work, incomes and no means of support.

This special prices are subject to availability and to the Holotropica España and GTT approval.
Get in touch with Juanjo Segura ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) tel.+34 607 302 727

How is a Grof Transpersonal Training module

The module will start on August 17th at 9:30 in the morning and it will end on August 22nd at lunch time. Please, we beg you to plan your travel in order to start on time.

Groups are international, both GTT staff and participants come from different parts of the world. All GTT modules are given in English with a very fluid translation into Spanish. Being in Spain we also have a large number of Spanish participants. It is an experience of deep and respectful work, but the atmosphere is relaxed and casual. Meals are buffet style, very abundant and of excellent quality and variety, suited for vegetarians and no-vegetarians. Climate in Spain is usually mild and often the weather allows for meals in the outside gardens and terraces.

What to bring to the workshop 

We suggest you to bring:

  • A journal or a notebook
  • Comfortable and casual clothes
  • Shoes easy to put on and take off
  • A poncho, shawl or a small blanket
  • A scarf or an eye shade
  • A meditation cushion (if you have one)
  • Beach towel, swimsuit and flip flops (in case you would like to swim in the pools or in the sea)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen(in case you are very sensitive to sunlight)

Contraindications

Breathwork is intended as a personal growth experience and should not be looked upon as a substitute for psychotherapy. Holotropic Breathwork can involve dramatic experiences accompanied by strong emotional and physical release.

This workshop is not appropriate for pregnant women, or for persons with cardiovascular problems, severe hypertension, some diagnosed psychiatric conditions, recent surgery or fractures, acute infectious illness or epilepsy, or active spiritual emergency.

If you have any doubt about whether you should participate, it is essential that you consult your physician or therapist as well as the workshop organizers before attending.  


Place and trip information
  

Eden Roc

The Module takes place at the Eden Roc Hotel, in Sant Feliu de Guixols, at the Costa Brava in Spain (just over an hour from Barcelona), which is located in a small cove oceanfront, just over a cliff. The hotel has wonderful lounges with sea views, and several swimming pools (one heated pool). Meals are included in the price of the module, from lunch on first day to breakfast on last day. Meals are buffet style so you can choose vegetarian or not vegetarian dishes according to your preferences.

The hotel has a Health Center, called “Port Salvi” specialized in Ayurveda treatments and traditional Chinese medicine, where you can find from a steam bath to a checkup, massages, etc. To sign up the services of the Health Center (not included in the price) advanced booking is required. For more information about treatments and prices, please consult its website (www.caproig.com).

 

From Address:

If you travel by plane

  • ...and you arrive to Barcelona: The bus from the company SARFA goes directly from the airport to Sant Feliu de Guixols bus station. The route takes 1 hour and 20' and it costs around 17€. Once there, you can take a taxi to the hotel, it only takes 5'.
  • ...and you arrive to Girona (only during summertime): The bus from the company TEISA goes directly from the airport to Sant Feliu de Guixols bus station. The route takes 45' and it costs around 8€. Once there, you can take a taxi to the hotel, it only takes 5'.

 

**Tickets for both buses can be purchased either online or directly from the bus driver. 

 If you travel by train...

...the nearest train station is in Girona (30 km). For those arriving by train or bus to Girona, the bus station is right in front of the train station. From Girona, there are buses every hour to Sant Feliu de Guixols (Bus company: SARFA, www.sarfa.com). The ride takes about 40 minutes. Once in Sant Feliu de Guixols, you should take a taxi to the hotel. It is nearby and the ride takes 5 min. You can ask at the Bus Station and a taxi will be called; but if you prefer, you can call yourself; if so, the service telephone number is +34 972 32 09 34.

Information of interest

Organizers:
Juanjo Segura (spanish)
00 34 607 302 727
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Sitara Blasco (english)
00 34 607 400 820
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Grof Transpersonal 
Training USA:

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www.holotropic.com

Hotel Eden Roc:
Sant Feliu de Guixols,
Girona, España
Teléfono +34 972 320 100
www.caproig.com

Port Salvi Clinic:
Tel. +34 972 320 100
Fax +34 972 82 17 05
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www.caproig.com/portsalvi

Airport information:
Tel. +34 902 353 570
www.aena.es

Train service:
+34 902 240 202
www.renfe.es

Bus service:
Barcelona/Girona
Línea/Ruta “La Sarfa”
Tel. +34 972 301 293
+34 902 302 025
www.sarfa.com

Taxi service
San Feliu de Guixols:
Tel. +34 972 320 934