New ways to look at psychology and spirituality are offering exciting possibilities in the recovery movement, both for individual seekers and for those who work in the treatment field. This module explores a whole continuum, from the idea of addiction as an extreme form of attachment, which affects everyone and which is crucial to spiritual seekers of all practices, to the more articulate forms of addiction: substance, process, relationship, and more. Through theory, discussion and experiential exercises, we’ll look at:

  • The disease paradigm of recovery;
  • The wellness paradigm and the transpersonal recovery centre;
  • Implications of perinatal and transpersonal dimensions for recovery;
  • The 12 steps as a world yoga;
  • Addiction as spiritual emergency;
  • Addiction as shamanic crisis;
  • Recovery as a mystery school;
  • Psychedelics and recovery;
  • Recovery and the feminine;
  • Addiction from the homeopathic perspective;
  • Recovery as death/rebirth;
  • Addiction and the global crisis, and more.

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.

This will be a very experiential workshop. Besides the breathwork itself, all of the teaching is geared to participants having a direct experience of their own journey. We will work with artwork, film, and other integration practices to engage the holotropic principles in a very personal, embodied way.


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We will start on 8th September at 10:00 am with registration and close on 13th September at lunch time (around 12:30). A detailed schedule will be send to all registered participants shortly before the event.

Lecturer Information

Christine Calvert outdoor klein


Christine Calvert is a licensed chemical dependency counselor and is a certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator. She is the owner and founder of Tribe, a conscious sober living home for men in Austin, TX, focusing on a transpersonal and Holotropic approach to recovery and healing.

She brings Holotropic Breathwork and other experiential workshops to mental health and addiction organizations seeking new approaches to recovery.

Her experience with the 12-steps, mindfulness practices, a variety of spiritual paths, and body based psychotherapy inform her approach to working with others. She has a private counseling practice in Austin, TX and facilitates workshops regularly in Texas, Colorado, and California.


GTT Staff

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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Thomas Liska

Thomas Liska is GTT staff member and founder of the Holotropic Association of Europe with extensive experience working in Ukraine, Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, USA, UK, Turkey, Israel, Czech Republic, Poland and organizing workshops in Austria.Born in Vienna in 1965 he went through a technical education before shifting his interest towards (transpersonal) psychology and psychotherapy.He is trained in several psycho-therapeutical schools and approaches such as systemic family therapy, psychosynthesis and sex therapy. He also holds an academic degrees in counseling, ...

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Sonja Busch

Sonja works as supervisor supporting professionals in the psychosocial field. Specialized in trauma supervision she has a broad background in working in the areas of gender based violence, trafficking in persons, sexual abuse, unaccompanied minor refugees, street children etc. in Austria and abroad, especially in (post-) conflict countries. Furthermore, she supports individuals through coaching and body therapy.  Her academic background includes a master in political science and sociology as well as in clinical supervision, coaching and organizational development. She ...

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Venue name

Resort Svatá Katerina


Magdalena Šimečková

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Early bird price for the GTT Module on The Spiritual Quest in Svata Katerina Resort is € 1.090,- in a double room and € 1.190,- in a single room (payment before August 11th 2018).
When registering after August 11th 2018 the price is € 1.230,-. in a double and € 1.330,- in a single room.
The price includes the GTT module with accomodation and full board in Hotel Svata Katerina Resort ( from 8th January until 13th September and two plentiful coffee-tea breaks every day and water for the week. When registering please state which kind of room you wish and be aware that there is only a limited number of single rooms available. 



Svatá Katerina 394 64 Počátky Czech Republic

Svatá Katerina

394 64 Počátky

Czech Republic

Payment Details

To reserve your place please transfer the full amount when registering for the workshop. To benefit from the early bird price please transfer until 31st July 2018

Please use the following Bank Account:

Holotropic Association
Otto-Probst-Platz 8/1/14
1100 Wien, Austria
IBAN: AT42 1420 0200 1095 2132
Reference Code: The Quest + Your Name (name of participant)


Cancellation Policy


The cancellation fee is always € 50,-.

If you cancel the module within 30 days before the course, the amount transferred will not be refunded, but it could be applied to any other workshop or module during the following 4 years (with Holotropic Association Europe - Austria). The hotel reservation has to be payed.

If you cancel the workshop more than 30 days in advance the total amount (minus the 50 Euro cancellation fee) will be refunded.


Travel Information

If we know your arrival times we will support you in arranging collective taxi transfer from Prague to the venue. Depending on the number of people driving together the costs are between € 25,- to € 50,- per person (one way). We will also support you in connecting for car sharing if you drive from Prague, Brno etc. or come from neighbouring areas be it Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia etc.

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