Understanding spiritual emergency is one of the major contributions of the holotropic perspective. Whether you are a professional or a layperson, someone interested in working with or supporting people in transformational crises, or primarily in your own growth, the module offers a rich experience and valuable information. In addition to differentiating between psychosis and spiritual emergency, we’ll also explore the intensely practical aspects of who, in these kinds of crises, can benefit from Holotropic Breathwork and how best to work with them in their emergencies. This workshop includes a discussion of the concept of spiritual emergency, its manifestations and forms, historical and anthropological perspectives, treatment strategies and work with family and friends.

Lecturer Information

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Tav Sparks is director of Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT), the only training program that certifies people as practitioners of Holotropic Breathwork. Tav is a teacher, consultant, and writer with over 30 years of experience working therapeutically with people in non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Since 1986, Tav has conducted hundreds of trainings and workshops and supported thousands of individuals in their deep inner work. In1990, he became the primary faculty member of GTT, working alongside Stanislav Grof, M.D. (co-creator, with Christina Grof, of Holotropic Breathwork, and author ofPsychology of the Future,The Cosmic Game, andWhen the Impossible Happens). In 1998, Tav, along with Cary Sparks, took over GTT from the Grofs, and he currently leads and oversees a network of seminars and events all over Europe; North and South America; and Australia.

GTT Staff

Jean Farrell

GTT facilitator and trainerBorn in England, Jean has lived in Ireland for thirty years with her husband and the children and young people they have fostered. In England she worked as a senior lecturer in Youth and Community Work, teaching Counseling Skills and Group Work at Manchester Metropolitan University. In Ireland she works as a psychotherapist and offers supervision to therapists in various agencies working with trauma. She also teaches Counseling and Therapeutic Skills for the National ...

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Holly Harman

Holly has a first degree in Psychology and is a Registered Mental Health Nurse. She worked in clinical and senior leadership roles in acute mental health settings in the National Health Service for 20 years and now work as an independent consultant in both the public and private sectors. Holly certified as a Holotropic Breathwork facilitator in 2011 and since that time has been offering workshops in the UK through HolotropicUK. Since 2011 she has also been  travelling far and wide to ...

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Deb Dunning


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Nora McDonnell

Nora is a secondary school teacher in the west of Ireland and enjoys bringing the  holotropic perspective to her everyday interactions with young people. She has been involved with Holotropic Breathwork since the late nineties and certified as a GTT facilitator in 2011. Since then she has facilitated at workshops and training modules in Ireland, England, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Austria. She runs workshops in a scenic rural setting in Connemara, County Galway on the west coast with ...

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Magdalena Šimečková

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1. Early Bird Rate

-Single bed hotel room, payment before February 19th  -  1160 EUR

-Twin bed hotel room, payment before February 19th  -  1090 EUR


2. Regular Rate

-Single bed hotel room, payment after February 19th  -  1290 EUR

-Twin bed hotel room, payment after February 19th  -  1220 EUR


Prices include workshop fee, full board accommodation and coffee breaks.


St. Katerina Resort, Počátky, Czech Republic

St. Katerina Resort,


Czech Republic

Payment Details

For registering & payment, please go directly to our online application form.


Cancellation Policy

1) Cancellation fee is 50 EUR.

2) If you cancel your registration within 30 days before the module begins, 70% of the amount transferred will be refunded.

3) If you cancel your registration more than 30 days before the module begins, 100% of the amount transferred will be refunded.

4) All deposits are fully refundable upon cancellation of the event by GTT.