Report of Holotropic Breathwork in 11,000 Psychiatric Inpatients

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

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.

to read the full abstract click pdf attached below.
Cielle Backstrom,
Apr 1, 2018, 4:29 PM