In recent years, we have witnessed a renewed interest in psychedelic therapy and research being called “the psychedelic renaissance.” Many people are discovering the potential benefits of psychedelic substances and master plants, and shamanism has become an increasingly sought method for healing. Dozens of clinical trials study the efficacy of psychedelic medicines such as MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine to treat serious conditions like PTSD and treatment-resistant depression. At the same time, the importance of Stanislav Grof’s Holotropic Paradigm and of Holotropic Breathwork® in the development of the psychedelic field still remains unknown to many.

With respect to this new era of psychedelics, those of us involved with the Holotropic paradigm have much to contribute and consider. 

How do psychedelics compare with or compliment Holotropic Breathwork® as tools for personal development? 

What is the role of Holotropic Breathwork® now that psychedelics are becoming an accessible therapeutic method? 

How is the future of Holotropic Breathwork® affected, now that more people can access deep experiences through psychedelics and master plants?

In this module we will explore in depth:The different paradigms in which psychedelics have been used, and are currently used. General characteristics of the main psychedelic medicines and the process they induce.The use of psychedelics from the Holotropic Paradigm developed by Grof, Sparks, and others.

How do psychedelics compare to Holotropic Breathwork®?

The principles of supporting processes from the Holotropic perspective.Dealing with challenging situations.The importance of integration of psychedelic experiences.

Marc B. Aixalà (see full bio here) is a GTT module leader trained in the therapeutic use of Non Ordinary States of Consciousness; in MDMA assisted-psychotherapy for PTSD by MAPS; and in the use of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression. Marc works as a therapist and mentor in a clinical trial with psilocybin in Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Barcelona. He has experience as a Team Leader and Trainer helping people through difficult psychedelic experiences at Boom Festival (Kosmicare 2010-2016).Marc collaborates with ICEERS (International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research and Service) by offering integration psychotherapy for people in challenging situations after psychedelic experiences, developing theoretical models of intervention and training and supervising therapists. He is the author of “Psychedelic Integration: non-ordinary logics and the challenges of psychotherapy in expanded states of awareness”.

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Event Details

  • Date: Aug 29, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Galiny 110, Bartoszyce Poland, 11-200
  • Price: from 1260 Euro all incl.earlybird till 29th of July (module cost, Hotel and food) "Cost is reduced for those from Poland, Ukraine, and other Eastern European countries; contact organizer for details." 
  • Contact: groftrainingpoland@gmail.com
    Rachela: +48 506736620

GTT Staff

Sitara Blasco


Sitara Blasco is a psychologist from Valencia University, Spain; with master studies in Gestalt Psychotherapy and in Integrative Psychology. She has done Claudio Naranjo SAT program (Enneagram). Her b...

Rachel Bongartz

Facilitator and Organiser

Rachel, born (1981) and raised in Belgium, experienced Holotropic Breathwork for the first time in 2005 and from then on it has become an important part of her life. She studied Clinical Psycholo...

Marc B.Aixalà

Facilitator and Organiser

Telecommunication Engineer and Psychologist. Post degree studies in Integrative Psychotherapy and Strategic Therapy. Trained in the therapeutic use of Non Ordinary States of Consciousness. Train...

Tomek Kwiecinsky

Facilitator and Organiser

Tomek Kwieciński (organizer GTT Poland; module facilitator) Tomek graduated from Grof Transpersonal Training in 2015 and founded Holotropic Poland. He conducted workshops and facilitated breathing se...


Hotel Palac I Folwark Paliny

Galiny 110, Bartoszyce Poland, 11-200

Galiny 110, Bartoszyce Poland, 11-200


Cost for this module is 1260 Euro early-bird till 1st July regular price after the 1st July 2022 1410 Euro . (Hotel, food and the module)
Cost is reduced for those from Poland, Ukraine, and other Eastern European countries; contact organizer for details, but please register first with the regular price first. You will get a discount.

Rachela: +48 506736620



The cancellation fee is always EUR 100,- for a GTT module.

If you cancel the module within 30 days before the course, the course fee will not be refunded, but could be applied to any other module or workshop with the Holotropic Association Austria (minus the cancellation fee).
If you cancel the workshop more than a month in advance the total amount minus 100,- EUR cancellation fee will be refunded.
If the organization should cancel the event due to any reason, the entire amount paid for the course will be refunded to the participants. Please note: The organisation will not take any responsibility for any additional expenses the cancellation may cause to the participant such as for example travel expenses.