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 background also includes shamanism, meditation, body-oriented techniques, acting, and therapeutic clown.
She began her training in Holotropic Breathwork in 1998 and was certified in 2002. Since then she has been part of Grof Transpersonal Training teaching staff and has facilitated in workshops and trainings in Mexico, Ireland, France, Ukraine, Turkey, Croatia, Austria, Poland, and Spain. Since 2003 she co-organized (with Juanjo Segura) the Spanish GTT program. She works as a psychologist in Alicante. She is particularly interested in teaching facilitating and sitting in expanded states of consciousness under the Holotropic Paradigm.
6-day residential module with Sitara Blasco and GTT Staff This module offers an exciting exploration of the philosophy, principles, and strategies underlying the experience and practice of Holotropic Breathwork®. Topics included: 1. Origin of Holotropic Breathwork. 2. Holotropic Principles and Holotropic Strategy. 3. The Inner Healer. 4. Cartography. 5. Perinatal Matrices. 6. COEX Systems. 7. Holotropic Lineage. 8. Therapeutic mechanisms operating in Holotropic Breathwork. During the course of the six-day workshop, each participant will experience two sessions of HB as an experiencer, or "breather", and two sessions as a partner, or "sitter". Besides the breathwork experiences and the topics covered (described above), there will be art, music, dancing, film, and integration during the workshop. This is one of the four mandatory modules to become a HB certified facilitator. 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 module The Power Within: The Practice of Holotropic Breathwork
In this module, we will explore: - The power of contact; where and how. - Sharing the experiential field of the breather. - The intermittent nature of the process. - The challenge of doing not doing. - Understanding and supporting different kinds of processes. This module involves intense practice of facilitation with direct advice from experienced practitioners and shadow guidance to improve your presence and skills. To maximize your training, in the breathwork sessions sitters will facilitate breathers, and the staff will support you if needed. There will be space for dialogue, questions, and answers to discuss situations and gain confidence in your facilitation. To assist it is indispensable to have done the mandatory module The Power Within (“the Bodywork module”) to have experience as a breather/sitter and some facilitation skills.