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I am Facilitator and also a scholar working to develop a Whiteheadian metaphysical framework that expands the scope of holotropic theory.
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Leonard Gibson, Ph.D., graduated from Williams College and earned doctorates from Claremont Graduate School in philosophy and The University of Texas at Austin in psychology. Lenny has studied and worked with experiences of non–ordinary consciousness for over forty-five years. He has taught at The University of Tulsa and Lesley College and served his clinical psychology internship at the Boston, Mass. V.A. Hospital. He currently teaches Transpersonal Psychology at Burlington College. Lenny serves on the board of the Association of Holotropic Breathwork International. As a long-term survivor of a near death experience with throat cancer, Lenny facilitates monthly support groups at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He raises vegetables, fruit, and beef cattle on his family homestead in Pawlet, VT, plays clarinet in local bands, and does planning for his Town. He is Vice Chair and a founding Board member of the 40,000 patient Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region, a Federally Qualified Health Center.
How has the practice of breathwork affected your life and work? ( This will be shown on your public profile.)
Holotropic Breathwork integrates my work in philosophy and psychology, emotionally illuminating philosophical cosmology and making the nature of my soul vivid.
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Thank you for you response. I would be grateful for any information on this subject. Regardless of the outcome I think this dialogue and community connection is immportant and what the website was intended to do. Sincerely, DOug
Sorry I missed you at Menla. It was a wonder-filled two weeks and I am already planning for next years modules. It was a delight to have Elizabeth there. Perhaps we'll have a chance to meet at Kripalu.
Re: Spiritual Tech et al. Lenny, I agree with cautionary / realistic note, and that perception agrees with my experience.
I would add, that transformative experiences are very difficult to study clinically. I assert that is because there is a simultaneous change of structure and content, and have a greater resemblance medically to trauma (albeit with positive content). And like many trauma experiences, the post processing and social contexts can valence the original event quite significantly.