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DANIEL PETRA
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DANIEL PETRA posted a blog post

My 100th Breath-work in 13 years!

 Last week-end, 18-21 of August, I took part in an intimate residential workshop in the country.We were 7 breathers facilitated by Alain Menier. For me these were the 99th and 100th breath-works in 13 years. I was a little apprehensive because this was also the first time that I was going to breathe two days in a row. Friday night, during fellowship, somebody shared that, in order to be able to heal a somatized trauma, we need to be able to generate an emotional intensity equivalent to the one…See More
Aug 26, 2016
DANIEL PETRA posted a blog post

Holotropic Brathwork session – Montreal – last June 11

We were 14 breathers. The session was facilitated by Alain Menier and Maybel Gelly.I had an absolutely wonderful, loving and extremely healing experience.I was blessed to have a good friend as my partner. This was the 4th time we had been partners.She was indeed the best partner anyone could have wished for.I asked her to play the role of the Good Witch and to do what she was moved to do, in order to heal my heart.She placed one hand on my heart and the other my hand and she pumped me full of…See More
Jun 17, 2016
DANIEL PETRA commented on Event Coordinator's group Global Holotropic Breathwork Day 2016 Global Sharing
"On April 9, in Montreal, we were 32 participants and 4 facilitators, led by Alain Menir. This was the largest group in which I have ever taken part, over the past 13 years.   For me it was quite a wonderful, luminous, empowering and very…"
Apr 15, 2016
DANIEL PETRA joined Event Coordinator's group
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Global Holotropic Breathwork Day 2016 Global Sharing

 This group provides a global public sharing circle for before, during, and after Global Holotrooic Breathwork Day 2016.  Please share only from your own experience and do not post things about the specific experiences of others. Note that this is a public space. Thanks for your interest and engagement!  TO POST PLEASE SIGN IN OR JOIN THE COMMUNITY (FREE) THEN CLICK THE +JOIN BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT. THEN USE THE COMMENT FUNCTION.Stan Grof's video greeting for GHBD 2016 and introduction of his…See More
Apr 15, 2016
DANIEL PETRA shared Event Coordinator's group on Facebook
Mar 25, 2016
DANIEL PETRA posted a blog post

It takes effort but it is definitely worth it!

It takes effort but it is definitely worth it!Yes, it is absolutely true. It does take effort to participate in a session of Holotropic Breathwork … however the effort is well worth it! Quite simply Holotropic Breathwork has changed my life and has opened up vast new horizons for me. I have never made so much progress in my life as I have made since I began to practice Holotropic Breathwork, more than twelve years ago. I have derived tremendous benefits and my progress has kept accelerating in…See More
Mar 17, 2016
DANIEL PETRA posted a blog post

OUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS: HOW ARE WE DOING?

OVERCOME BAD HABITS AND OBSESSIVE/COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORSI have created a series of free Practical Guides on:How to Overcome ProcrastinationHow To Overcome Eating DisordersHow To Quit Smoking Without SufferingHow to Overcome Depression More Practical Guides are on the way soon! You may download them from our website at:        www.danielpetra.com A FEW BASIC SECRETSOne of the basic secrets of self-transformation is that, before we can change a…See More
Feb 24, 2016
DANIEL PETRA replied to Renn Butler's discussion Review of "Healing Our Deepest Wounds" in the group The Reading Room
"Dear Renn, this is a really wonderful and thoroughly captivating review. From one writer to another: you are obviously a very good writer and one terrific reviewer. I hope to read you again. THANK YOU Daniel"
Jun 11, 2015
DANIEL PETRA posted a blog post

Missing Links: Do you think that my book could help your clients?

Missing Links deals mainly with self-transformation and behavior modification.Missing Links is full of very practical and surprisingly effective tools for self-transformation and behavior modification. These tools and processes are all absolutely natural and organic. There is nothing speculative about Missing Links. I will show you how to incorporate these tools into your daily lives in a holistic and integrated fashion.My specialty, and the main purpose of Missing Links, is to show us how to…See More
Jun 3, 2015
DANIEL PETRA joined Oliver Williams's group
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Research Forum

An open forum to share and find information about research into the healing potential of Holotropic Breathwork.
May 27, 2015
DANIEL PETRA joined Renn Butler's group
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Holotropic Poetry

A forum to celebrate poetry inspired by holotropic ("moving toward wholeness") experiences.
May 27, 2015
DANIEL PETRA joined Ale Scigliano's group
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Holotropic Art

The point of this group is to open a place where we can think about the Holotropic Art and start a discussion. El objetivo de este grupo es abrir un espacio para la reflexión y debate acerca del Arte Holotrópico.See More
May 27, 2015
DANIEL PETRA joined Allen Howell, M.Ed LMHC's group
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The Reading Room

This is a cozy place to write your own reviews on books you have enjoyed or found useful within Holotropic, Transpersonal, Spiritual, Self-Help, Psychology, or any other related themes that move you. Or just submit your own "must read" list.
May 27, 2015
DANIEL PETRA joined Christian Andrews's group
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Holotropic Film

Due to the wide array of films emerging with holotropic and transpersonal teachings in them, I hope to further discussions within the community about the art of cinematography in regards to our holotropic movements.
May 27, 2015
DANIEL PETRA joined Fires Creek Center Admin's group
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Fires Creek Center

Information about the Fires Creek Center, reborn in December 2010
May 27, 2015
DANIEL PETRA joined David Dominowski's group
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Cyberspace, Internet and Holotropic States

A discussion group about how collaborative cyberspace, collective intelligence and online social networking contributes for the shaping of a new era of understanding and experiencing the mind and the common underlying structure they share with HB.
May 27, 2015

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What is your interest in Holotropic Breathwork? (This will be shown on your public profile.)
Over the past 11 years I have taken part on almost 90 sessions of Holotropic Breathwork.
It was despair that first brought me to discover and to read one of Stan's books.
For me it has been quite amazing and even miraculous.
Now I am addicted! This is one addiction of which I do not intend to cure myself.
I write about my experiences with Holotropic Breathwork in:
Missing Links. Please visit our site at: www.danielpetra.com
and leave your comments on our blog.
THANK YOU
Tell the other community members something about yourself. (You can change or expand this later in your Profile.)
DANIEL PETRA

Daniel Petra is a teacher of Yoga, meditation, movement therapies,
breathwork and regression therapy. Daniel also teaches laughter
therapy, self-transformation and behavior modification techniques.
Born in 1945, Daniel was severely traumatized as a child. He became
an alcoholic by the age of fifteen, and eventually his alcoholism became
so severe that he almost died in a total alcoholic coma: as a result he
was forced to drop out of university. Daniel became clean and sober in
1979. Over a period of several decades, with the help of several self-help
groups and of countless people, he has been able to completely
regain his health and to overcome one obsessive/compulsive behavior
after another.

Daniel has become a practitioner of naturopathy and many forms of
healing arts. He practices Yoga, meditation and movement therapies
on a daily basis; he has been active in martial arts and in a variety
of sports. Daniel is a vegetarian and he eats and drinks only what is
wholesome, natural and that helps him to stay healthy. Consequently,
Daniel is extremely fit and enjoys radiant good health.
Daniel Petra has developed a variety of natural and organic processes
that are extremely effective, especially in modifying our behavior.
Daniel’s processes help us to transform unhealthy and self-defeating
habits and patterns into habits and patterns that are beneficial and
empowering. He shows us how to practice them by tiny ‘Baby Steps’
and in thin ‘Salami Slices’ of time that we can easily incorporate into
our extremely busy lives while we work, shop, socialize, play, and even
while we drive.

In Missing Links and in the books that follow, Daniel Petra shares not as
a professional, but as one human being to another. There is absolutely
nothing that is theoretical or speculative in Daniel’s books. In order
to learn what he needed to learn, Daniel has had to practically turn
his body and his entire being into an experiential laboratory; he has
integrated knowledge from a great variety of fields. He shares only
tools, methods and processes that have proven successful for him
and for countless others, over several decades of consistent practice.

Daniel Petra is a pen-name.


Please visit us at: www.danielpetra.com
How has the practice of breathwork affected your life and work? ( This will be shown on your public profile.)
From Missing Links. Chapter 13, page 216

The process of amplification
One of the most effective processes that I utilize is the process of Amplification: I learned it in Holotropic Breathwork. The process of amplification is widely used by Yoga, in Psychodrama, in Biodanza and elsewhere. In Yoga, we may try to exaggerate a movement in a particular area of our body by bringing it to the maximum degree of tension that we can bear. In Psychodrama, we may exaggerate a feeling, an emotion or a behavior in order to bring it thoroughly out into the open. We make it so B-I-G that it will be impossible for us to continue to deny it! By utilizing the process of amplification we are better able to connect to the stress and to the pain that are concretized (somatized) in our bodies.
Do you have a web site address for community members to find out more about you?
http://www.danielpetra.com

DANIEL PETRA's Blog

My 100th Breath-work in 13 years!

 

Last week-end, 18-21 of August, I took part in an intimate residential workshop in the country.

We were 7 breathers facilitated by Alain Menier. For me these were the 99th and 100th breath-works in 13 years. I was a little apprehensive because…

Continue

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 8:46pm

Wy 100th Breath-work in 13 years!

Last week-end, 18-21 of August, I took part in an intimate residential workshop in the country.

We were 7 breathers facilitated by Alain Menier. For me these were the 99th and 100th breath-works in 13 years. I was a little apprehensive because this was also the first time that I was going to breathe two…

Continue

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 8:25pm

Holotropic Brathwork session – Montreal – last June 11

We were 14 breathers. The session was facilitated by Alain Menier and Maybel Gelly.

I had an absolutely wonderful, loving and extremely healing experience.

I was blessed to have a good friend as my partner. This was the 4th time we…

Continue

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 4:56pm

Breathwork-Montreal-last saturday: June 11

We were 14 breathers. The session was facilitated by Alain Menier and Maybel Gelly.

I had an absolutely wonderful, loving and extremely healing experience.

I was blessed to have a good friend as my partner. This was the 4th time we had been partners.

She was indeed the best partner anyone could have wished for.

I asked her to play the role of the Good Witch and to do what she was moved to do, in order to heal my heart.

She placed one hand on my heart and…

Continue

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 4:38pm

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