SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY:  embracing unexpected transformation. BY SITARA BLASCO


Juanjo Segura

SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY: embracing unexpected transformation. BY SITARA BLASCO

Spiritual Emergency: Embracing Unexpected Transformation

By Sitara Blasco, with Juanjo Segura, Jean Farrell, Marc Aixalà and Jasmina Hrapovic.

Many people go through episodes of crisis of deep meaning that interfere with daily routine and with personal relationships. For some, those changes are progressive and relatively soft, but for others they can be dramatic and make every day functioning difficult. Some of these crises could involve radical transformations and represent a challenge both for the person who lives them and for those who witness the process.

Stan and Christina Grof coined the term “Spiritual Emergency” to allude to crises that carry a deep personal transformation, frequently associated with spiritual opening. With this name they want to evoke, also, the positive potential of these states, suggesting that they are an opportunity to “emerge”, to rise to a higher level of psychological functioning and even of spiritual awareness.

Properly understood and supported, these crises can result in important psychological changes and consciousness evolution.

The focus of this module, in the framework of Transpersonal Psychology, is the understanding and treatment of these crises of transformation known as Spiritual Emergencies, as one of the major contributions from the Holotropic perspective.

Whether you are a professional or a layperson, someone interested in working with people in transformation crises, or primarily in your own growth, this module offers a rich experience and valuable information.

In addition to differentiating between psychosis and spiritual emergency, we will also explore the practical aspects of who, in these kinds of crises, can benefit from Holotropic Breathwork, and how best to work with them in their emergencies.

The workshop includes:

  • discussion of the concept of Spiritual Emergency, 
  • its manifestations and forms, 
  • historical and anthropological perspectives, 
  • treatment strategies, 
  • and work with family and friends.  

During the module, each participant will experience two sessions of HB as an experiencer, or "breather," and two sessions as a partner, or "sitter", lead by Sitara Blasco and Juanjo Segura and GTT staff. Besides the breathwork experiences and the topics covered, there will be mandala drawing and integration time.

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. If you wish to continue with the Grof Transpersonal Training, this module is one of the four mandatory required.


GTT Staff

Jean Farrell

Teacher and Facilitator

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...

Sitara Blasco

Teacher and Facilitator

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

Marc B.Aixalà

Teacher and Facilitator

Marc Aixalà is a Telecommunication Engineer, a Licensed Health Psychologist and Psychotherapist with post degree studies in Integrative Psychotherapy, and Strategic Therapy, and is trained in the ther...

Jasmina Hrapovic


Jasmina, was born and raised in Munich (Germany). She is currently living in Spain working for an international organization.Before starting her Grof Transpersonal Training, she practised Yoga, Mindfu...


The price includesthe module, hotel accommodation in a superior double room with sea view, free WiFi and Catalonia tourist tax. Full board from lunch on April 23rd until breakfast on April 28th and two plentiful coffee breaks a day. The restaurant offers a generous and quality buffet and it also includes all soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages consumed during the meals.

- Before February 15th, 2019, shared double room w/ sea view (early bird rate):


-After February 15th, 2019, shared double room w/ sea view


 - Single room*

(supplement for the whole workshop)


 - Triple room**

 (discount for the whole workshop)


* Single room subject to hotel availability.

**Triple room subject to demand.

Venue Name

Hotel Eden Roc, Girona, Spain


Punta de Port Salvi s/n, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Sant Feliu de Guíxols Spain, 17220

Hotel Eden Roc

Sant Feliu de Guíxols,

Girona, Spain

Payment Details

  • Deposit fee ..........................  475€


  • Rest of the payment: INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON 1.1.2019

Bank details for the deposit fee

Transfer to JOSI SL

Bank name: Banco POPULAR

Bank address: Passeig del MAR, 29, 17220, SANT FELIU DE GUIXOLS, GIRONA, SPAIN

Bank account: ES48 0075 0568 1906 0021 9315

Bank Identification Code (BIC) POPUESMM

Cancellation Policy

If the participant is cancelling:

  • The cancellation has a cost of 50€. If the cancellation is produced a week before the course, besides the cancellation cost, an accommodation night will be charged too. 

  • If the cancellation is produced within the 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 Spain) 

  • If the cancellation is produced with more than 30 days in advance, the total amount (minus the 50€ cancellation cost) will be refunded.

If the organization is cancelling:

  • If the organization should cancel the event due to any reason, the entire amount paid for the cancelled event will be refunded to the participants.

  • Important: The organization 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.)

Holotropic Breathwork® Association of Europe

Holotropic Breathwork® Association of Europe – a Network of GTT certified Holotropic Breathwork® Practitioners in Europe – is providing information and support for people interested in exploring the healing potentials of Holotropic Breathwork®, as well a platform for exchange and learning for GTT (Grof Transpersonal Training® certified Holotropic Breathwork® Practitioners.


Here you can find “Holotropic Events” all over Europe (incl. Russia and Turkey). You can either look at all events or filter your search by Holotropic Breathwork® Workshops, Grof Transpersonal Training® Modules and others such as lectures and conferences on Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy. Furthermore, you can search events by date, location etc.

Holotropic Breathwork®


Holotropic Breathwork® is a powerful technique for self-healing and self-exploration allowing for greater self-understanding, expansion of self-identity and access to the roots of emotional and psychosomatic challenges one might face. Holotropic Breathwork® comes from the Greek words ‘holos’ (whole) and ‘trepein’ (going to) meaning moving towards wholeness.


GTT is a program for experiencing and studying Holotropic Breathwork® and the transpersonal perspective. It is a two-track program that can be used either to become a certified practitioner or simply to experience this practice in a more in-depth format. It is the best way to spend time with HB co-developer and one of the founders of transpersonal psychology, Stanislav Grof. Although semi-retired, Stan still teaches at some of the six-day training workshops, also called modules.

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