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 trauma healing she has a broad background in working in the areas of gender based violence, trafficking in persons, sexual abuse, unaccompanied minor refugees, street children etc. in Austria and abroad, especially in (post-) conflict countries.
Her educational background is in Bowen Body Therapy, master studies in clinical supervision, coaching and organisational development as well as a master degree in political science and sociology. She regularly lectures at universities and universities of applied science in Austria and abroad and also facilitates conferences and workshops.
Sonja regularly organises HB workshops in Austria and has been facilitating in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Currently, she is exploring as certified SoulCollage® Facilitator the potentials of this beautiful technique to support people in integrating experiences in extraordinary states of consciousness.
Holotropic Breathwork taught me to trust the inherent inner healing wisdom of my body and soul. Helping me to truly transform my life I am passionate about Holotropic Breathwork and its healing potentials and I am grateful that as a facilitator I can give back some of the support I received during my own process.
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.