Feb 21, 2021

Holotropic Association

GTT Module “Trauma and Transformation: A Holotropic Perspective”  in Austria, 21st - 26th February 2021

 "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls.” - Kahlil Gibran

Trauma is the Greek word for wound, a wounding. We all have woundings; from birth to death, and even before birth. These can be demanding in their intensity, in their impact on us, and in our relationship with ourselves, others, and our environment. The module will focus on the impact of trauma on physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. We will explore holotropic strategies that can be beneficial in working with these challenging issues.

Our approach will be largely experiential and interactive. Each participant will experience two Holotropic Breathwork sessions as a “breather” and two as a “sitter." Drawing on our personal experience, we will also engage in creative exercises with art materials, writing and movement.

Topics will include

- The use of survival strategies and ego defense mechanisms; their effectiveness and limitations

    - How Holotropic Breathwork can work to integrate and transform trauma,

    - Looking at related approaches, such as Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, and Pat Ogden; PITT; and recent research with MDMA.

    - The power of Presence

    - Understanding Grof's perinatal and transpersonal levels of our being; and the impact of generational links as part of the transpersonal

      This module will not only be useful in our own journey towards wholeness, but will enhance our ability to be present with others - as companions, therapists and facilitators - as they work with their own trauma.

      A detailed schedule will be given shortly before the workshop. If you have any severe physical or mental conditions please contact Thomas Liska (+43 699 17187915) or Sonja Busch (+43 699 12346253) in advance to exclude any possible contraindications. 



      Thomas Liska

      Facilitator and Organiser

      Thomas Liska is GTT Director Austria and together with Sonja Busch founder of the Holotropic Association of Europe with extensive experience working in Ukraine, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain...

      Peter Köllerer


      For more than 20 years Peter’s passion has been exploring consciousness and the nature of reality or Self. He became a coach and mental trainer in the late ‘90s and discovered non-ordinary states of c...

      Sonja Busch

      Facilitator and Organiser

      Sonja is GTT Director Austria and Founder of the European Association for Holotropic Breathwork. She works in private practice as Bowen Body Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. Specialised in...


      Early bird price for the GTT Module on Trauma and Transformation is € 1.190,- in a double room and € 1.290,-in a single room registration and payment before 24th January 2021).

      When registering after 24th January 2021 the price is € 1.390,- in a double room and € 1.490,- in a single room.

      The price includes the GTT module with accommodation and full board in Hotel Friedrichshof  between 1st and 4th October and two plentiful coffee-tea breaks every day. When registering please state which kind of room you wish and be aware that there is only a limited number of single rooms available.




      Hotel Friedrichshof 


      Römerstraße 2,, Zurndorf Austria, 2424

      Römerstraße 2,, Zurndorf Austria, 2424


      Hotel Friedrichshof 


      Römerstraße 2,, Zurndorf Austria, 2424

      Römerstraße 2,, Zurndorf Austria, 2424

      Travel Details

      Hotel Friedrichshof is located in Austria right between Airport Vienna and Airport Bratislava (Slovakia). By car it is a 30 min drive from either airport. 
      We also will share with you an online transfer list, which you receive as soon you are registered. Please insert all your relevant travel information there. We will support you then in organising car sharing opportunities or shared taxis and will inform you about the easiest and cheapest travel option 2-3 days before the Module starts. 
      Coming by train: From Vienna City Center as well as from Bratislava (Bratislava-Petrzalka) there are also a regular train connections to Zurndorf Bahnhof which takes 50 minutes either way. From Zurndorf you need a taxi to get to the hotel.

      Payment Details

      Reference Code: Trauma module 2021 + Your Name (name of participant)

      Cancellation Policy


      The cancellation fee for a GTT module is always 100 Euro.

      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 Austria).

      If you cancel the workshop more than 30 days in advance the total amount (minus the 100 Euro cancellation fee) will be refunded.

      If the organisation is cancelling:

      If the organisation should cancel the event due to any reason, the entire amount paid for the cancelled event will be refund to the participants.

      Important: The organisation will not take responsibilities for any additional expenses the cancellation may cause to the participant, as for example, travel expenses (flight tickets, car rental, etc.) Please make sure during the Covid time to buy a cancelation insurance for flight or any kind of travel tickets.