Report of Holotropic Breathwork in 11,000 Psychiatric Inpatients

A Clinical Report of Holotropic Breathwork in11,000 Psychia tric Inpatients in a CommunityHospital Setting
JAMES EYERMAN, MD

Jeffrey and Cielle had the good fortune of meeting Dr James Eyerman who conducted a study using Holotrpic Breathwork in a hospital setting

Context: Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful, spiritually oriented approach to selfexplorationand healing that integrates insights from modern consciousness research,anthropology, depth  psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices,and many mystical traditions.

Objective: Holotropic Breathwork o!ers many opportunities that may enhance treatment,including entering non-ordinary states of consciousness to seek healing and wisdom via a n atural, non-addictive method, a direct experience of one’s Higher Power,and for physical and emotional catharsis associated with stress and prior trauma.

Design: The experiences of 482 consecutive patients were documented.

Patients and Setting: 11,000 psychiatric inpatients from a variety of psychiatric unitsdedicated to vario us diagno ses participated in Holotropic Breathwork over 12 years at community hospital.

Main Outcome Measure: Transpersonal (“mythopoetic”) experiences were reportedby 82% of participants.

Results: This procedure was well received. No complaints of adverse reactions were
recorded during the sessions nor afterwards on the clinical units.

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Cielle Backstrom,
Apr 1, 2018, 4:29 PM
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