"The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms – this knowledge, this feeling is the center of true religiousness."
"The Cosmic religious experience is the oldest and strongest mainspring of scientific research"
Many venerable belief systems express that we are already whole and need only to find our way back to our true selves. In the “only” lies the rub; how do we get there from here?
REBECOMING was formed to offer a potential solution to this age old question. The principle tool employed in this endeavor is Holotropic Breathwork, a simple, safe and effective technique that allows us to encounter and experience a significantly expanded, more comprehensive view of ourselves. It is an open-hearted and empathetic form of the vital rituals and ceremonies of self-expression that ancient, pre-industrial cultures used to maintain their integrity and equilibrium in relation to their environment and fellow beings.
Holotropic Breathwork grew out of the human potential movement that had emerged from humanistic psychology in the 1960’s, and was developed and refined by psychiatrist and consciousness researcher Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD. It reliably grants access to non-ordinary states of consciousness, an essential component of our being that has been marginalized in modern culture, allowing us to experience aspects of ourselves that are quite beyond the reach of ordinary, cognitive consciousness. This gives us the opportunity to have a meeting with ourselves informed by personal, perinatal and transpersonal data that we may consider to be long-forgotten or may not even know exists.
Holotropic Breathwork truly honors the original meaning of the word educate, from the Latin e(x) duco meaning “to lead out of”. It has been utilized by seekers and others in many countries for over thirty years, where trained facilitators have conducted over one million three-hour sessions. This site brings together documents from different sources that attest to breathwork’s utility, value and effectiveness.
REBECOMING invites you to explore this repository of articles about the therapeutic, healing and spiritual potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness, including the theoretical foundations, operational framework and healing potential offered by this wholesome, compassionate and optimistic work. We offer outreach to institutions and groups interested in experiencing Holotropic Breathwork, and seek to establish its healing potential through academic research.
Oliver Williams: Director, REBECOMING