The Birth TraumawithStanislav Grof

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What is the origin of individual behavior and personality? Stanislav Grof proposes that individuals have systems of condensed experience (COEX systems) which become anchored to aspects of the birth trauma. Here, he describes four different basic stages of the birth process and shows how they relate to attitudes developed later in life.

Stanislav Grof is author of LSD Psychotherapy, Beyond the Brain, and The Adventure of Self-Discovery and co-author of The Human Encounter with Death. A former professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, he was a scholar in residence for fourteen years at the Esalen Institute. With his wife, Christina Grof, he has developed a psychotherapeutic approach known as Holotropic Therapy.

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Published on June 8, 2024


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