Oct 18, 2020

Holotropic Association

GTT Module “Trauma and Transformation: A Holotropic Perspective”  with JEAN FARRELL on Brijuni island, 18th - 23rd October 2020

 "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; EMDR; TRE; EFT; 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. 





      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...

      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...

      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...

      Mojca Studen

      Facilitator and Organiser

      Mojca's primary education is in physics, but later she switched and was trained in transpersonal and systemic psychotherapy, mindfulness,  hypnotherapy, medical hypnotherapy, Holotropic Brea...



      Early bird price for the GTT Module on Healing the fragmented Self is € 1.190,- in a double room and € 1.290,-in a single room registration and payment before 1th September 2020).

      When registering after 11th September 2020 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 one Hotel Brijuni.

      between 18th - 23rd October 2020. When registering please state which kind of room you wish.




      Hotel Istra, Brijuni Iland - 


      Brijunska 10, Brijuni Croatia, 52212

      Brijunska 10, Brijuni Croatia, 52212


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      Payment Details

      Holotropic Association
      Otto-Probst-Platz 8/1/14
      1100 Wien, Austria
      IBAN: AT42 1420 0200 1095 2132
      Reference Code: Brijuni 2020 + 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.)