Peg attended her first experience of Holotropic Breathwork 20 years ago, and became aware of her “Inner Healer.“ She learned that if she get out of the way her inner healer a will do her work healing past traumas as well as my everyday trauma. As a result I have continued to participate in HBW sessions several times a year which led me to a deep curiosity about HBW. I attended modules initially just to understand more about Breathwork. However I became more alive in the process and continued onto certification as a HBW facilitator in 2019.
Trying to live with the awareness of non-ordinary states
of consciousness has carried over into my psychotherapy practice as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse. Developing an awareness of breathing, meditation and personal transformation along with a growth in my emotional, somatic and spiritual self has been an ongoing
process for me personally. It has influenced my psychotherapy work with patients as a well as my work as a facilitator. I facilitate groups in New Jersey about four times a year with Tim O’Connell.
Various educational and experiential opportunities prepared me for the Holotropic Breathwork
1) While working for my graduate degree I studied the Science of Unitary Human Beings - that the
human being and environment are one and focused as well on Therapeutic Touch and Transpersonal
Healing. This deepened my interest in inner self discovery in the Transpersonal realm.
2) A three year intensive psychotherapy program, through personal therapy along with faculty and peer supervision, focused on deepening my knowledge of the theory and practice of psychotherapy. In ongoing study groups I have continued to explore childhood development and attachment theory while understanding the impact on the development of the psyche, later relationships and functioning. These experiences explored and deepened my awareness that fostering relational repair of trauma happens in the transformational space.
3) While working on my doctorate in psychology, through a self-directed course of study, my interest in Self Exploration was encouraged and supported. In that course of studies, I developed an increased awareness of evolving states of spiritual development through reading Ken Wilbur and became acquainted with Stan Grof’s work with non-ordinary states of consciousness as a way of healing and deep self-exploration for personal growth.
I have practiced yoga for over 20 years, meditated for most of my adult life, take long healing walks in nature, spend time with my family and watch my youngest grandchildren ages 4 and 2 who bring love, innocence and joy that can only come through children of that age.
Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Marriage and aFamily Therapist