Stanislav Grof

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" In 1973, he was invited as Scholar-in-Residence to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where he developed, with his late wife Christina Grof, Holotropic Breathwork, an innovative form of experiential psychotherapy that is now being used worldwide. " He then lived there until 1987 as a Scholar-in-Residence. He also served on their board of trustees. [1]

"Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years experience researching the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. His groundbreaking theories influenced the integration of Western science with his brilliant mapping of the transpersonal dimension. On October 5, 2007 Dr. Grof received the prestigious VISION 97 award granted by the Foundation of Dagmar and Vaclav Havel in Prague.

"He is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of Transpersonal Psychology and received an Honorary Award for major contributions to and development of the field of Transpersonal Psychology from the Association for Transpersonal Psychology in 1993.

"Dr. Grof is also the founder of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA) and its past and current president. He has organized large international conferences throughout the world and continues to lecture and teach professional training programs in Holotropic Breathwork and transpersonal psychology.

"Currently, Dr. Grof is Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in the Department of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, and teaches at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara...

"Among his publications are over 150 papers in professional journals and many books including Beyond the Brain, LSD Psychotherapy, Psychology of the Future, The Cosmic Game, and the newly-released When the Impossible Happens and The Ultimate Journey, as well as many more. " [1]


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  1. Home, Stanislav Grof, accessed October 30, 2011.
  2. Global Vision About, organizational web page, accessed April 1, 2012.
  3. Council, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, accessed November 14, 2011.
  4. About, Archai, accessed January 8, 2012.
  5. Institute of Noetic Sciences Distinguished Advisors, organizational web page, accessed July 14, 2013.
  6. Albert Hoffman Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed July 14, 2013.