HOLOS

Grof® Legacy Training - Holos

Grof® Legacy Training is now developed worldwide by teachers commissioned by Stan and Brigitte Grof. This created a number of trainings in the world, which have the same basis in Grof's legacy, but at the same time each is unique, thanks to the personal contribution of individual teachers. The trainings thus respect the cultural, political and social differences in different countries of the world. One of the teachers who was commissioned to lead Grof® Legacy Training by Stan and Brigitte Grof is Milan Hrabánek , who together with his team created a comprehensive psychotherapeutic training Grof® Legacy Training - Holos . The training will be conducted in Czech and English and will be led by excellent lecturers from the Czech Republic and around the world.

We are excited about the established cooperation with other training leaders, with important world organizations and we will gradually introduce you other lecturers and details for the training. We believe that we will welcome many other important personalities and organizations on board this exceptional world project!

Abstract

Learn to use the healing potential of holotropic states of consciousness in client care and become a transpersonal therapist in a new international comprehensive training certified by Stan Grof - Grof® Legacy Training - Holos .

Self-experience training in Czech and English will be led by Milan Hrabánek together with leading experts from the Czech Republic and the world. The training will take place at the International Transpersonal Center Holos in the Czech Republic, which will offer a complete background not only for teaching and accommodation of trainees, but also for practice with clients.

The training has two levels.

The first level of training lasts 3 years and as its graduates you will be able to use the technique of holotropic breathwork - Grof® Breathwork in experiential workshops. You will be able to provide support to people in a spiritual emergency or to people at the end of their lives. You will be oriented in the field of archetypal astrology in connection with depth psychology, the transpersonal process of dying, death and rebirth as well as shamanic rituals.

 

After completion of the second level of training, which lasts another 2 years, you will be able as a certified transpersonal therapist to use in practice with clients knowledge of a transpersonal approach to emotional and psychosomatic disorders, the process of dying, death and rebirth as well as shamanic rituals. You will also be able to work with people in a spiritual emergency or with a psychedelic experience. For psychotherapeutic practice, you will learn a number of techniques, including meditation, sandplay, working with the symbol, music therapy, art therapy and the technique of holotropic breathing in water or with live music. You´ll be able to use transpersonal methods to cure addictions.  If the legislation allows it, psychedelics assisted psychotherapy will be part of our training.

 

Together, both levels form a comprehensive five-year psychotherapeutic training in the field of transpersonal psychotherapy.

Time allocation for five-year training: 1056 training hours (training hour = 45 minutes)

  • Theory: 260 training hours

  • Self-experience: 683 training hours

  • Supervision: 113 training hours

 

Who is the training for?

  • Physicians, psychologists, therapists, addictologists and social workers and students in these and related fields.

  • Those interested in the field of transpersonal psychology from the ranks of lay people who want to pursue this field professionally in the future.

 

Conditions of acceptance:

  • medical fitness for holotropic breathing

  • at least high school with graduation

  • at least 3 experiences with the process of holotropic breathing, maitri breathing or other holotropic states of consciousness

 

The advantage for acceptance is:

  • higher education in the humanities

  • age over 25 years

In addition to first-level graduates, certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitators (GTT) can also apply directly to the second level of training, thus expanding their competencies in the field of transpersonal psychotherapy.

What competencies will you acquire through training?

Upon successful completion of the 1st level of training, you will receive an international certificate of completion of Grof® Legacy Training - Holos with the competencies:

  • Grof® Breathwork facilitator

  • Assistants of dying people

  • Assistants of people with difficult psychedelic experience

  • Assistants of people in spiritual emergency (assistant of therapist)

 

The possibility of conducting therapy abroad depends on local legislation.

 

Upon successful completion of the 2nd level of training, you will receive an international Transpersonal Therapist® certificate with the competencies:

  • Grof® Breathwork facilitator with the extension

  • Psychotherapist in the field of transpersonal psychotherapy with knowledge of music therapy techniques, sandplay, working with the symbol, bioenergetics, art therapy and others.

  • Therapist for people in spiritual emergency

  • Holotropic breathing in water facilitator

  • Assistants of dying people

  • Assistants of people with difficult psychedelic experience

  • According to the legislative situation of the country: Therapist or assistant for psychedelic assisted psychotherapy  (We assume that in the Czech Republic only doctors - psychiatrists will be able to become independent therapists, other students should be competent to be assistants. At the moment, however, the legislative framework in the Czech Republic for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is evolving.)


The training itself will not entitle you to provide psychedelics assisted psychotherapy due to current legislation!

The possibility of conducting therapy abroad depends on local legislation.

Training structure

3 + 2 years

First level of training (3 years)

In the first level, we will work in a closed group of 24 participants. Within 3 years it consists of:

  • 7 six-day modules

  • 4 weekend modules

  • 1 certification twelve-day module

 

Furthermore, within the mandatory practice :

  • Conducting 1 weekend workshop for the public at the Holos Center under supervision

  • Participation in a 1-week self-knowledge stay at the Holos Center as a client

  • Participation as a volunteer at 1 festival in harm reduction - psychedelic first aid at festivals.

 

Time allocation: 616 training hours (training hour = 45 minutes)

  • Theory: 156 training hours

  • Self-experience: 397 training hours

  • Supervision: 63 training hours

 

 

Second level of training (2 years)

 

Those interested in the therapeutic use of transpersonal psychotherapy methods can continue in the second level of training for another 2 years. In the second level, we will also work in a closed group, to which certified holotropic breathing facilitators (GTT) can join us to complete the number of 24 participants.

 

In 2 years:

  • 4 six-day modules

  • 3 weekend supervision modules

  • 1 certification twelve-day module

 

Furthermore, within the mandatory practice :

  • Conducting 1 weekend seminar for the public at the Holos Center under supervision

  • Participation in a 1-week self-knowledge stay at the Holos Center as a client

  • 10 hours of listening while working with clients in the Holos Center (examination of the client, compilation of a therapeutic plan)

  • Participation as a volunteer at 1 festival in harm reduction - psychedelic first aid at festivals.

 

Time allocation: 440 training hours (training hour = 45 minutes)

  • Theory: 104 training hours

  • Self-experience: 285 training hours

  • Supervision: 51 training hours

Conditions for granting certificates

To obtain the Grof® Legacy Training - Holos certificate in the first level of training and to obtain the Transpersonal Therapist® certificate in the second level of training, participants must meet the following conditions:

 

  • Personal participation in all six-day and twelve-day modules. Any absence due to a serious reason must be replaced by participation in a similar module in another course of training or in open modules (if listed).

  • Fulfillment of all points of mandatory practice and self-experience.

  • Successful completion of the continuous exam of knowledge after completing the fifth and eleventh modules.

  • Successful completion of the final exam, including the evaluation of the readiness of the student for independent performance of the Grof® Breathwork facilitator in the first stage, or Transpersonal Therapist® in the second stage of training. The assessment of readiness is fully in the competence of the training team.

  • In case of non-fulfillment of the conditions for certification, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the given time range, but without the final certification.

 

Other conditions:

  • Attendees must sign and adhere to the Grof® Breathwork Code of Ethics.

Admission procedure

The purpose of the admission procedure is to enable study, especially for applicants who have the prerequisites for future therapeutic work, and also to appropriately assemble a group of participants in a given training run.

Registration for the training takes place in the period 1.6.2020 - 30.6.2020. Applicants must complete the prescribed application form at this time and send it, including all attachments, using the online form. The order of applications received does not affect the evaluation, so it is important to process the application well, not quickly.
 

The obligatory annexes to the application are:

  • structured CV (1 page)

  • cover letter (2 pages)

  • video (1 minute) to introduce yourself to us and tell us what leads you to enroll in our training.

 

We will evaluate the applications no later than August 17, 2020.

The admission procedure may result in:

  • Admission to the current training run

  • Recommendations for participation in another run of training

  • Non-admission to training


Any non-admission to training is not further justified.

Price and payment terms

The price of the first run of the training is determined as follows:

First level of training (3 years): CZK 202,000 incl. VAT.

Price includes:

  • Teaching materials - teaching scripts, videos, textbooks

    • S. Grof: The Way of the Psychonaut vol. I., II. 

  • Teaching, accommodation and meals during the training modules - full board

    • 7x six-day module (CZK 19,000 each)

    • 1x twelve-day module (CZK 38,000 each)

    • 5x weekend supervision module (CZK 3,200 each)

    • 1x weekly self-knowledge stay (15,000 CZK)

  • 616 training hours
     

Payment options:

  • Full payment before starting the first module.

  • or in three installments on time:

    • to 30.9.2020

    • to 30.9.2021

    • to 30.9.2022

The student undertakes to pay all installments by signing a training contract.

Second level of training (2 years): 143,000 CZK incl. VAT.

Price includes:

  • Teaching materials - teaching scripts, videos, textbooks

  • Teaching, accommodation and meals during the training modules - full board

    • 4x six-day module (CZK 19,000 each)

    • 1x twelve-day module (each CZK 38,000)

    • 4x weekend supervision module (CZK 3,200 each)

    • 1x weekly self-knowledge stay (15,000 CZK)

  • 440 training hours

Payment options:

  • Full payment before starting the first module.

  • or in two installments, always before the beginning of the year.​

The student undertakes to pay all installments by signing a training contract.

Start of the training

Ceremonial start of the 1st training run: 5.10.2020

The first module takes place on 4.10. - 9.10.2020, arrival is possible on Sunday. On Monday 5.10.2020 9 am there will be a ceremonial start of training. A breakdown of the individual modules of the first run of the training can be found below.

In case of great interest, further runs can be opened in parallel.

Topics and dates of training modules

2nd level of the training

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Architecture of emotional and psychosomatic disorders

module 3

six-days

June 20 - 25, 2021

In the third module we will focus on the architecture of emotional and psychosomatic disorders from the perspective of transpersonal psychology and psychiatry. We will focus on the possibilities of applying methods of transpersonal psychology in their treatment. We will confront these findings with the approaches of biological medicine. There will be another four self-experiences.

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Grof® Breathwork I.: 

The way to self-discovery and healing

module 1

six-days

An introductory module where you will learn basic information about how to perform Grof® Breathwork and its healing and transformation potential. We will discuss its basic components - working with the breath, music, bodywork, integration, the "inner healer". You will also experience four self-experiences - two as a "breather" and two as a "sitter".

October 4 - 9, 2020

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Grof® Breathwork II.: 

Holotropic states of consciousness and the understanding of art

module 2

six-days

March 14 - 19, 2021

The second module will deepen your knowledge of Grof® Breathwork and teach you a number of practical skills for its leading. Topics will include the compilation of a music set or various options and methods of integration. Related to this is the overlap into art and the effect of holotropic states of consciousness on creativity, in a broader sense. Also in this module there will be four self-experiences of Grof® Breathwork.

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The process of dying, death and rebirth

module 4

six-days

In the fourth module we will deal with the topic of the transpersonal dimension of death and dying - Psyche and Thanatos, both on a symbolic and real level, in the sense of caring for people at the end of life. We will also examine the roots of human violence and greed. From practical skills we will deepen some integration techniques. You will experience four self-experiences of Grof® Breathwork.

October 24 - 29, 2021

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Shamanism and rites of passage in modern practice

module 5

six-days

In the fifth module, we will focus on the topic of shamanism, which we will discuss in a historical, but especially in a modern context. We will deal with psychedelics and modern shamans. We will then focus more attention on Slavic shamanism. The self-experience part will include the production of a shaman drum, Grof® Breathwork and sweatlodge.

02/2022

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Spiritual emergencies and addictions: understanding and treatment

module 6

six-days

06/2022

The sixth module will be about spiritual emergencies and addictions. You will learn how to recognize them or in which cases it will be necessary to refine the diagnostics in cooperation with other experts. You will learn ways to work with them at certain stages of their course. We will deal with individual forms of spiritual emergencies, its risks, but also benefits. We will examine the relationship between alcoholism and addiction to the psychospiritual crisis. In the experience, four processes of Grof® Breathwork await you.

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s1 module

three-days

Supervision weekend 1

Holotropic weekend for a training group under your leadership.

12/2021

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s2 module

three-days

Supervision weekend 2

Holotropic weekend for a training group under your leadership.

04/2022

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s3 module

three-days

Supervision weekend 3

Holotropic weekend for a training group under your leadership.

10/2022

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module 7

six-days

Psyche and Cosmos

The seventh module will introduce you to the latest findings in archetypal astrology and its connection with deep psychology. We will deal with the topics of archetypes, synchronicities, personal transits or the correlation of planetary transits with historical events. However, the main emphasis will be placed on the possible use in synergy with deep psychology in therapy. It will include four Grof® Breathwork processes.

02/2023

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Certification double module

module 8

twelve-days

The final double module of the first level of training will test your acquired knowledge and skills and should complete one stage of your personal transformation, which you will consult with the teaching team. It will include eight self-experiences of Grof® Breathwork. If you meet all the requirements you will receive a Grof® Legacy Training certificate with the possibility to perform Grof® Breathwork.

06/2023

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s4 module

three-days

Supervision weekend 4

Holotropic weekend for a training group under your leadership.

04/2023

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The way a transpersonal therapist works

module 9

six-days

In the second level of training, we will focus more on therapeutic work with individuals. We will explain the specifics of the approach and principles of transpersonal psychotherapy. You will learn the basics of some techniques - working with the symbol, Sandplay. We will practice therapeutic interviews. You will get acquainted with Loven's bioenergetics. Within the module, you will go through the self-experience technique of Sandplay.

10/2023

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s5 module

three-days

Supervision weekend 5

Training supervision.

01/2024

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Holotropic LIVE: Music therapy for transpersonal therapists

module 10

six-days

In the tenth module you will get acquainted with the possibilities of using natural tuning tools for therapy, both active and passive. We will also focus on the use of artephyletics in transpersonal practice and the use of holotropic breathing in children. As a self-experience you will experience Grof® Breathwork to live music - Holotropic LIVE.

04/2024

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s6 module

three-days

Supervision weekend 6

Training supervision.

06/2024

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s7 module

three-days

Supervision weekend 7

Training supervision.

01/2025

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Holotropic breathing in water

module 12

six-days

The twelfth module transports you to the aquatic environment. You will learn to perform the technique of Grof® Breathwork in water, including specific targeted bodywork. We will also discuss other supportive treatment approaches that a transpersonal therapist can apply in their practice. This time you will experience four self-experiences right in the water.

04/2025

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Certification double module

module 13

twelve-days

The final double module of the second level of training will test your acquired knowledge and therapeutic skills and should complete the next stage of your personal transformation, which you will consult with the teaching team. It will include four self-experiences of Grof® Breathwork. If you meet all requirements you will receive a Transpersonal Therapist® certificate.

08/2025

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Self-discovery and psychedelic therapy

module 11

six-days

In the eleventh module you will get acquainted with the latest knowledge in the field of therapeutic use of psychedelic substances. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of psychedelic therapy and the current legislative framework in the Czech Republic and in the world. We will focus mainly on practice in the context of self-development and targeted psychotherapy - clinical indications, contraindications, selection of the type of psychedelic substance, the course of the session, subsequent integration and supportive psychotherapy. Case reports. Depending on the current legislative situation, you will experience either psychedelic self-experience or Grof® Breathwork.

10/2024

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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