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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
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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.
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Posted on June 17, 2016 at 4:38pm

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