Australian Holotropic
Breathwork Practitioners.


Martha Calhoun

Facilitator

Martha Calhoun

Martha Calhoun

Facilitator Psychotherapist Counsellor Supervisor Trainer

I am passionate about the process of growth and the e...

Martha Calhoun https://www.journeylines.com.au <p>Martha Calhoun </p> <p>Facilitator Psychotherapist Counsellor Supervisor Trainer</p> <p> I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with groups and individuals. I have a strong passion for Holotropic Breathwork as a profound modality for deep personal exploration. My overall approach is wholistic, incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. <br><br></p>
Lynda Close

Facilitator

Lynda Close

Queensland

Lynda’s quest for a happy life began in 2007 when her journey found her clean and sober for the first time in many years. Masking the pain of child...

Lynda Close https://www.lyndaclose.com.au/ <p>Lynda’s quest for a happy life began in 2007 when her journey found her clean and sober for the first time in many years. Masking the pain of childhood trauma Lynda fell into the trap of the addictive world through alcoholism, drug abuse, exercise, spending and self harm.</p> <p>After working unhappily in the corporate world for 11 years, Lynda found Holotropic Breathwork in 2011 and it was life changing. Gaining a deeper connection through the discovery of her ‘Inner Healer’, she learned the value of ritual in her daily life to help her integrate her experiences from both before and after Holotropic Breathwork. Her soul was now on an adventure that propelled her into a new way of being in the world. One that was more aligned with her true self, calling and potential. Committing herself to her own inner work as well as the Holotropic Breathwork training, Lynda became a Certified Facilitator in 2013. At present, Lynda is a full time mum to her two beautiful&nbsp;children.</p> <p>Lynda is currently offering&nbsp; weekend workshops in Brisbane.</p>
Nigel Denning

Facilitator

Nigel Denning

Victoria

Nigel Denning is a psychologist in private practice. He has completed a BA (Hons) and Masters Degree in Literary Theory at Monash University, a Gra...

Nigel Denning https://integrativepsychology.net.au/ <p>Nigel Denning is a psychologist in private practice. He has completed a BA (Hons) and Masters Degree in Literary Theory at Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Monash, and is currently completing his Master's in Counselling Psychology at Swinburne University where he established a successful, ongoing group program for the treatment of social anxiety. He has studied in the United States and Europe with Dr Stanislav Grof, one of the founders of Transpersonal Psychology. Nigel is also certified in holotropic breathwork.</p>
Sharna Hussain

Facilitator

Sharna Hussain

Victoria

I am a fully registered psychologist (BA, GradDipPsych, MAPs) and a somatic psychotherapist. I am also a teacher at the Institute of Body...

Sharna Hussain https://theradicalhumanist.org/ <p></p> <p>I am a fully registered psychologist (BA, GradDipPsych, MAPs) and a somatic psychotherapist. I am also a teacher at the Institute of Body Psychotherapy in Brisbane having trained over a decade ago, as a practitioner of Core Energetics somatic psychotherapy. I have completed training in advanced trauma treatment techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Havening. I am also certified in Dr Stanislav Grof’s Transpersonal Psychology and Holotropic Breathwork training.</p> <p>With a compassionate transpersonal approach, I utilise principles of Advaita (nonduality), Buddhist psychology and psychological astrology. I also assist clients through breathwork and somatic psychotherapy processes whereby unfinished business of the past can be resolved through the navigation of biographical, perinatal and transpersonal levels of experience.</p> <p></p> <p></p>
Melissa L'Estrange

Facilitator

Melissa L'Estrange

Queensland

Melissa L’Estrange is based in Toowoomba Queensland and is a certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner with the Grof Holotropic Breathwork Train...

Melissa L'Estrange http://www.sourcecounselling.com.au/ <p>Melissa L’Estrange is based in Toowoomba Queensland and is a certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner with the Grof Holotropic Breathwork Training. Melissa’s first introduction to Holotropic Breathwork was a most profound and significant 4 day workshop at the Portiuncula Centre in Toowoomba in 2000. Her experience at this workshop inspired her to begin training in Transpersonal and Experiential Psychotherapy of which Holotropic Breathwork is an integral component.</p> <p>Melissa is currently in private practice as a Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Workshop Presenter and Director of Training for Transpersonal and Experiential Psychotherapy in Toowoomba where she currently runs trainings and a variety of workshops with her colleague, Wendy Bignell, from Port Macquarie NSW. Wendy is also a Certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner and Trainer in Transpersonal and Experiential Psychotherapy.</p>
Ruth Langford

Facilitator

Ruth Langford

Tasmania

With a diverse background in culture/arts/environmental/ social justice/ youth work and Indigenous Medicines Therapy, Ruth Langford divides her tim...

Ruth Langford <p>With a diverse background in culture/arts/environmental/ social justice/ youth work and Indigenous Medicines Therapy, Ruth Langford divides her time into endeavors that reflect her passion for uniting ancient traditions and modern innovation in order to promote caring for that which sustains and invigorates life.</p> <p>Ruth draws upon the cultural knowledge of her Yorta Yorta mother and the Aboriginal Community of Tasmania where she was born and continues to live. Engaging with and inspiring people to build personal relationships which encourage social cohesion and protection of Country is a life long passion of hers.</p> <p>Combining over twenty years traveling the world sitting with Indigenous Healers, Elders and World Wisdom Teachers, Ruth Langford’s vision is to connect people to the ecological and spiritual understanding of ancient wisdoms supported by modern scientific knowledge delivered in a relevant context.</p> <p>Establishing Nayri Niara, a Centre for the Arts of Healing, Ruth has gained a reputation as a capable facilitator and coordinator of effective therapeutic programs, which have as their guiding principles, Connection to Country, Culture and to the Sacred.</p>
Vicky Nicholson

Facilitator

Vicky Nicholson

Tasmania

I support GTT in their training program in Australia and the US, as well as conducting regular five-day and weekend retreats in Tasmania. I am pass...

Vicky Nicholson <p>I support GTT in their training program in Australia and the US, as well as conducting regular five-day and weekend retreats in Tasmania. I am passionate about Holotropic Breathwork and continue to revel in being part of a global community of people who engage in a profound inner healing process.</p>
Anthony Olsen

Facilitator

Anthony Olsen

Victoria

Anthony Olsen is a Melbourne based Acupuncturist and Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. He incorporates transpersonal perspectives within the Trad...

Anthony Olsen http://www.melbournebreathwork.com <p>Anthony Olsen is a Melbourne based Acupuncturist and Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. He incorporates transpersonal perspectives within the Traditional Chinese Medical model, offering both Holotropic breathwork and Acupuncture as therapeutic tools. Please see his personal website&nbsp;<a href="http://spiritgate.com.au/">Spiritgate</a>&nbsp;for more information.</p> <p>Anthony had his first experience of Holotropic breathwork in 1997, with one of Australia's pioneering Holotropic Breathwork practitioners, the Reverend Alf Foote. Alf Foote was a part of the key month-long workshops at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.esalen.org/">Esalen community</a>&nbsp;during the 1980's when Stan Grof started to form the set and setting for Holotropic Breathwork.</p> <p>Anthony worked closely in a therapeutic context with Alf Foote over a number of years exploring the power and potential of Holotropic Breathwork, which eventually lead to starting the&nbsp;<a href="http://holotropic.com/">Grof Transpersonal Training</a>&nbsp;certification program in 2006. Anthony attended the training certification in 2013.</p> <p>Anthony is available for one on one breathwork and acupuncture sessions. Please call 0416 277 063 or visit&nbsp;<a href="http://spiritgate.com.au/">his website</a>&nbsp;for more information. In addition to his work as an Acupuncturist and Holotropic Breathwork facilitator Anthony also works as a web designer in Melbourne.</p>
Lila Pesa

Facilitator

Lila Pesa

New South Wales

Lila began her journey with breathwork and depth psychology in her late teens and early 20th, experiencing different types of breathwork approaches...

Lila Pesa <p>Lila began her journey with breathwork and depth psychology in her late teens and early 20th, experiencing different types of breathwork approaches and various psychotherapies. When moved to Australia in 2002, Lila found Holotropic Breathwork becoming a “practice of choice” as well as her community and her passion. She started attending Holotropic Breathwork sessions, retreats and modules with Grof Transpersonal Training in 2005/2006.</p> <p>Lila was participating and apprenticing in training modules in many countries around the world, and got certified with GTT in 2009, when she also completed her counselling studies and became a registered counsellor and transpersonal psychotherapist (member of Australian Counselling Assossiation since beginning of 2010).</p> <p>Lila has a private practice “Integral Emotional Health” in Sydney’s Lower North Shore and also works for an independent health promotion charity – Hepatitis NSW, where she is running a specialised counselling service “Let’s Talk”, providing counselling support to individuals and families affected by viral hepatitis.</p> <p>Lila is committed to her personal and professional development.</p> <p>In her own words: ” I feel deeply grateful for my, at times challenging path, that took me on this “journey of self-discovery”, and led me to experience my ‘lows’ and my ‘highs’, feeling truly loving and being loved and supported by so many incredible people around the world. I am grateful to my special teachers, my beautiful family and friends, my wonderfully supportive peers and colleagues, and to my clients who also teach me so much about being human.”</p>
Luke Pesa

Facilitator

Luke Pesa
Lotte Schultz

Facilitator

Lotte Schultz

New South Wales

Lotte Schultz is based on the Central Coast of Australia between Sydney & Newcastle where her private practice is located and her retreats and semi...

Lotte Schultz http://www.lottelife.com.au/ <p>Lotte Schultz is based on the Central Coast of Australia between Sydney & Newcastle where her private practice is located and her retreats and seminars are held here, as well as in Sydney and Newcastle.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lotte is a certified Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator with Grof Transpersonal Training (US) and an experienced holistic practitioner, facilitator and trainer. Lotte has an integrative approach, coaching different spiritual paths & practices and the Holotropic perspective, toward healing and health. Holotropic Breathwork™ plays a privotal role in her life and private practice.</p> <p>Lotte facilitates regular Holotropic Breathwork® workshops as well as individual sessions.</p> <p>"From my own personal experiences and from having had the honour and privilege of holding space for many individuals and groups, I have learned to honour the wisdom of each person’s inner journey toward wholeness and healing.” – Lotte Schultz</p>
Janine Taranto

Facilitator

Janine Taranto

New South Wales

Janine has been facilitating Breathwork and other deep inner exploratory work for 20 years. She is a fully certified Psychotherapy practitioner wit...

Janine Taranto https://www.facebook.com/Janine-Taranto-Being-U-Counselling-and-Psychotherapy-559204580936563/ <p>Janine has been facilitating Breathwork and other deep inner exploratory work for 20 years. She is a fully certified Psychotherapy practitioner with the Australian Transpersonal and Experiential Psychotherapists Association, and a fully certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator.</p> <p>Janine runs a private practice in Port Macquarie on the mid North Coast and is available for one on one Breathwork sessions as well as running regular Breathwork days and events.</p> <p>She is passionate about the healing power of this deep work.</p> <ul><br></ul>
Dave West

Facilitator

Dave West

I am passionate about working with groups and in particular with Holotropic Breathwork.

I have a long interest and love of wor...

Dave West https://www.journeylines.com.au <p><em>I am passionate about working with groups and in particular with Holotropic Breathwork.</em></p> <p><em>I have a long interest and love of working with men and have over 15years experience running men's groups.</em></p>