GTT Module - Trauma and Transformation Austria - 15th-20th October 2023

This module is already fully booked !
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls.” - Kahlil Gibran
This quote by Khalil Gibran will lead the way into an experiential exploration of what trauma really means, how it impacts our way of being in this world and how the work in Holotropic states of consciousness can be beneficial to integrate the fragmented self and heal.
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 a mixture of theory and experiential practices. 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 and questions we dive into will include:
- How the Holotropic Paradigm and the work in expanded states of consciousness is beneficial in integrating and transforming trauma 
- The trauma process - when to focus on what? 
- The use of survival strategies and ego defense mechanisms; their effectiveness and limitations
- 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.
For apprenticeship registration please click here!

GTT Staff

Thomas Liska

Facilitator and Organiser

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

Peter Köllerer

Teacher and Facilitator

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

Teacher and Facilitator

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

Nora McDonnell

Facilitator and Organiser

Nora is a retired secondary school teacher in the west of Ireland. She enjoys bringing the  holotropic perspective to her everyday interactions with both young people and all her relationships. S...

Eva Ursiny


Eva is a holistic therapist in Ursy, FR Switzerland combining professional expertise and life experience in her vocation. She has lived and worked in several countries, and speaks fluent German, Engli...

Michele Metelli

Facilitator and Organiser

Dott. Michele Metelli Therapeutic Orientation: Transpersonal psychology, gestalt-therapy, archetypical psychology About Statement: A warm, peaceful and respectful setting for those that need to ex...

Claire Felix

Facilitator and Organiser

Born in Geneva in 1974, Claire studied film, photography and painting at Art School. After several years of practice in these fields as a producer for artists, she made a decisive personal shift by tr...

Dermot Murphy


Dermot is a certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner who began his journey in HB in 2002 and joined the Grof Transpersonal Training in 2004. In 2015 he graduated with a degree in Environmental s...

General Information

Schedule: (Registration starts at 9:30 am, Opening circle starts at 11:00 am sharp) to last day at 12:30 pm. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly so we can start on time.

This module will be taught in English. Translation into German will be done in case there would be a group of 5 or more people who need it.

In this module, the participants have the opportunity to get to know the practical experience of Holotropic Breathwork. The sessions will be directed by the GTT team. During the six days of the module, each participant will have the experience of four sessions of Holotropic Breathwork, two as "breather" and two as "sitter". Besides theoretical presentations and breathwork sessions, during the module, there will be arts, music, movies and group integration time. 

You will receive information in regards to Covid protection if necessary upon registration.To participate in the module

it is not necessary to have previous experience in Holotropic Breathwork. It is required to complete a brief confidential medical form.


Early bird price for the GTT Module is € 888,- ink. 20%VAT payment 6 weeks before the module starts.
Regular price € 1056,- ink. 20%VAT. 
The hotel-room will be extra and direct payed in the hotel.
 Full-board 86,5 Euro /night in a double room or 96,5 Euro/night in a single room. (price could be different) is no guaranty for a single room!
Website of Hotel Friedrichshof: http://www.hotel-friedrichshof.com


Please be aware that we only have a very limited number of single rooms available that will be distributed in the order of application! Therefore, we cannot guarantee that we can provide accommodation in a single room for you.

The price includes the GTT module Training and two plentiful coffee-tea breaks every day.
Accommodation with full board is ordered by us and payed direct in Hotel Friedrichshof. 


For apprenticeship registration please click here!

Venue Name

Seminarhotel Friedrichshof

Römerstraße 2
2424 Zurndorf



Römerstraße 2,, Zurndorf Austria, 2424

Payment Details

You will receive Payment information after your registration is completed.


Full-board 86,5 Euro /night in a double room or 96,5 Euro/night in a single room. (price could be different)

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation fee is always EUR 180 ink.20%VAT,- 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 180,- 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.

Travel Information

Traveling by car:

Hotel Friedrichshof is located close to Vienna and Bratislava in Burgenland in Austria.

Driving distance from the Airport: 35 min
Driving distance from Bratislava: 37 min
Driving distance from Zagreb/Ljubljana: 4 hours