(Previous) The Power of Trust and Connection: Transforming Through Compassion

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19th - 24th June 2016

As we learn to have compassion for ourselves, the circle of compassion for others -- what and whom we can work with, and how -- becomes wider.

If one has compassion for self, the natural consequence is to have compassion for others. Many of us have a core imprint that “I am not safe and I can’t trust”. The challenge for us to trust and connect with our deepest selves greatly impacts on our ability to trust and connect with others. This makes it difficult for us to risk reaching out when we need support.

A daily practice of mindfulness and compassion for self and others is a crucial step towards healing traumas that make it so hard for us to trust and feel safe.

About this training module

In this module we will explore:

  • A variety of simple daily practices, which can transform our relationship to ourselves
  • The exciting scientific research of Kristin Neff and Paul Gilbert, which connects neurobiology with our ability to be nurtured
  • Practices of self-compassion that help to shift our neurobiological pathways and heal our instinctual response, changing it from “I don’t trust” to “I can trust and feel safe”
  • How self-compassion can deepen our ability to support others

This workshop includes four Holotropic Breathwork sessions.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience Holotropic Breathwork, a powerful approach to self-exploration, transformation, and healing that combines breathing, evocative music, and release work to explore the deeper dimensions of the psyche. This workshop will be useful to both laypersons and professionals seeking a more authentic and fulfilling lifestyle, and/or a wellness perspective on mental health.

This will be a very experiential workshop. Besides the breathwork itself, all of the teaching is geared so that participants can have a direct experience of their own journey. We will work with music, film, and ritual practice to engage the holotropic principles in a very personal, embodied way.

No prior experience required

No prior Holotropic Breathwork experience is needed to attend this event. It is not necessary to be in the training program to attend and those new to Holotropic Breathwork are welcome; the workshop is open to anyone interested in the topic and in doing their own deep inner work. For those in, or interested in, the practitioner training, this workshop counts as a mandatory module toward certification and may be applied retroactively for those who do decide to enter the training program for certification in Holotropic Breathwork.

The workshop setting

The workshop is a full time, live-in intensive, designed for anyone with a deep interest in Holotropic Breathwork and Transpersonal Psychology. It may be credited towards the seven modules in the Grof training program for certification as a Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner. This is also a valuable experience for those people who do not wish to become a practitioner. Included in the module will be a combination of personal experience with Holotropic Breathwork, facilitation of others on a one to one basis, group sharing and other experiential practices.


Please Note: Contraindications for Holotropic Breathwork are pregnancy, heart disease and other cardiovascular problems, epilepsy, glaucoma, or a history of severe emotional disorder or hospitalisation.

Call for more information. (+61) 0362664580: Mob: (+61) 0400848970

About the Facilitator

Diana Medina

Diana Medina has been an integral part of the Grof Transpersonal Training staff since 1999. She began her adventure with Holotropic Breathwork in 1993, and certified as a facilitator in 1998. Since that time, Diana has offered workshops in Colorado, New Mexico, and India. She has worked with Stan Grof and Tav Sparks in the training in the U.S., Spain, Ireland, South America and Mexico. She is a resident of southern Colorado and has practiced as a physician assistant in pediatrics since 1986. "It has been a great pleasure being part of the GTT staff and an honor to be a witness and support to people from all over the world in their adventure of self-discovery".


Eastcoast Central Watersedge Resort

Eastcoast Central Watersedge Resort, Louisville, Orford, Tasmania, Australia

The resort is about a one-hour drive from Hobart Airport with bus connections to Orford from Hobart city.

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  • $1850 single room
  • $1650 twin/double room
  • $1550 triple-share
  • $1450 four-share cabin

  • All prices are in Australian Dollars Prices include tuition and full board for five nights.
  • All rooms and cabins are well-appointed and comfortable.
  • There are no off-campus or self-catering options. Please ask about payment plans.

What to Bring:

For Breathwork sessions

A blanket, two single sheets (1 fitted), large cushions and pillows for ‘sitting’, a towel and loose comfortable clothing for wearing during sessions.

For other times

Comfortable indoor and outdoor clothes, a notebook and pen.

Bookings and further information

For further details, please contact:

  • Vicky Nicholson, Grof Transpersonal Training.
  • 863 Mountain River Road, Mountain River. 7109,Tasmania, Australia.
  • Phone (+61) 0362664580;
  • Mobile: 040084897