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MPS is thrilled to offer a Holotropic Breathwork training, facilitated by Joyce Lynn! This is an participatory, immersive long afternoon of guided personal practice in a supportive community environment. This is also a ticketed event with limited seating, and a sliding scale fee of $[masked]. We strongly suggest you join our community and attend an MPS monthly meeting before registering. You MUST register in advance by emailing [masked] -- you will then receive preparation details and payment information. Holotropic Breathwork™ as developed by Stanislav Grof, MD is a powerful method of self-exploration, personal transformation and healing. Holotropic literally means “oriented or moving toward wholeness.” It is based on, and combines insights from modern consciousness research, depth psychology, and various spiritual practices from ancient and indigenous traditions. Holotropic Breathwork is preferably conducted in a group situation, where participants alternate in the role of "Breathers" and “Sitters”. Through conscious breathing, evocative music and energy release work, participants gain direct access to dimensions of the human psyche not ordinarily available. In these non-ordinary states of consciousness, profound healing of deeply held issues can occur on a cellular level. Typical outcomes include freedom from life-long unhealthy relationship patterns, a radical improvement in self-confidence and self-esteem, a greater sense of wholeness and genuine joy, and a deeper spiritual connection. Joyce Lynn, LCSW has served as a transformational guide and therapist in private practice in the Waukesha area since 1986. She has trained in a variety of alternative healing modalities, most notably Holotropic Breathwork™, where she worked directly under the guidance of Stanislav Grof, MD for two years beginning in 1987, and becoming formally certified by Grof in 1989. Her very first experience with this work catalyzed a profound mystical experience that irrevocably altered the course of her life, both personally and professionally. She is thrilled to be bringing this work to the Madison psychedelic community.
Join us for our monthly meeting at A Place To Be; you are welcome as early as 6:30pm to help set up and share snacks, but this venue cannot host a whole potluck, and requests No Hot Food. APTB is donation-funded, so we will be have a collection jar and ask that you contribute if you are able. This month, as our meeting falls on All Hallows we will be enjoying a festive evening of art and storytelling. We will start with a curated conversation/slideshow about Veil imagery in psychedelic traditions -- the depictions mortality, supernatural beings, afterlife, and ancestors that populate expanded experiences, shamanic practice and visionary art. Afterwards, we will have a short open-mic opportunity for anyone who wants to share on similar topics (<5 minutes per person, please!)
Wrapping up and making an action plan for future Midwest Harm Reduction, we are concluding our read The Manual Of Psychedelic Support. If you'd like to join us, get yourself a copy and catch up! It's available for download at psychsitter.com, and for purchase at www.maps.org/store This meeting we will discuss Chapters 17-END (pgs[masked]