Kyle and Joe get to talk with Elizabeth regarding her experience with MDMA assisted psychotherapy, Holotropic Breathwork, and her work with Stan and Christina Grof in the Grof Transpersonal Training program. Elizabeth also discusses the importance of bodywork such as working with people who “aren’t back” from their experience, doing breathwork/bodywork with other experienced facilitators, observation of bodywork, and the lack of bodywork in psychedelic psychotherapy. Elizabeth will be facilitating some Dream Work at her next Holotropic Breathwork workshop.
Petra and Ken Sloan | Sandra Phocas | Jack Kornfield
Insight and Opening Retreats (for historical reference)
Michael Mithoefer & Annie Mithoefer (2013) – YouTube
This is a continuation of our last episode with Lenny Gibson.
In it we discuss psychedelics, Spring Grove Psychiatric Hospital, Holotropic Breathwork, Agency, and Philosophy.
Let us know what you think.
Philosophy and psychedelics brought Lenny to Holotropic Breathwork. Since then he has co-facilitated countless sessions with even more people mainly in Vermont, but also in Massachusetts and Maine. Lenny and Elizabeth (his wife) have helped foster Kyle and Joe’s interest in Holotropic states and facilitating breathwork sessions. We are thankful and happy to share this two part interview with Lenny Gibson.
From his website
Lenny Gibson is a philosopher and clinical psychologist concerned with issues that bridge both disciplines:
- Practices that foster experiential understanding of philosophy, historically and contemporarily.
- Transpersonal psychology, particularly Holotropic Breathwork.