Grof® Legacy Training is based on Stanislav Grof’s research into psychedelic therapy, holotropic breathwork, transpersonal psychology, and spiritual emergencies. His work has been published in two comprehensive volumes “The Way of the Psychonaut: Encyclopedia for Inner Journeys,” television courses, lectures, interviews, and many books.

Participants in this training will develop theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that are the result of more than 60 years of research of holotropic states of consciousness – a large category of non-ordinary states that have a healing, transformative, heuristic, and evolutionary potential. Holotropic states were identified and coined by Stanislav Grof; the term holotropic means literally “moving toward wholeness.”

Holotropic is a new word (neologism) that is composed of two Greek words - holos, meaning whole and trepo/trepein, meaning moving toward or being attracted by something. Holotropic is related to the commonly used term heliotropism — the property of plants to always move in the direction of the sun. The holotropic states of consciousness that the participants in our training will study represent a common denominator for phenomena that are important in health and emotional disorders of the human psyche.

Training authorized under Grof® Legacy Training will be conducted within various countries or regions of the world the way Stan Grof would like it to be taught. In the GROF® Legacy Training, experience and instruction in holotropic breathwork will be given, for legal trademark reasons, under the brand name GROF® Breathwork. While authorizing trainers who have been known by Stan as exceptional carriers of his work, GROF® Legacy Training is not responsible for the individual training programs, the content of their websites, their compliance with the laws of their various countries, or the actions or omissions of their trainers or trainees.