Grofian Psychedelic Therapy


Grof introduces the idea of "transpersonal psychology," which seeks to integrate spirituality and the transcendental dimension into psychological practice. He advocates recognizing the importance of spiritual and mystical experiences in human development and how these can have a profound impact on mental and emotional health.

In this module, we will explore the principles of "set" and "setting" in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in a safe and effective manner, as well as review Grof's expanded mapping of the psyche: the biographical, perinatal and transpersonal layers of the unconscious that emerge in experiential sessions.

Understanding the full range of possible experiences that arise in psychedelic and breathwork sessions is essential for informed preparation, safe supervision and proper integration. Grof conducted over 4,000 individual high-dose sessions and came to perceive that psychedelics, when used responsibly, play the same role in psychology and psychotherapy as the microscope in biology and the telescope in astronomy. He discovered intrinsic healing mechanisms in the human psyche that can lead to therapeutic results "unimaginable" in contemporary psychiatry. We will present Grof庐 Breathwork, a powerful non-pharmacological technique for entering holotropic states that was developed by Stan and Christina Grof.


By participating in this module, students are expected to:


Sonia Telle

Sonia Telle, who holds a Master of Arts degree from CIIS, is a licensed Somatic Psychotherapist. She specializes in private practice, offering therapy services to individuals, couples and families. She collaborates with GTT (Grof Transpersonal Training) in both the United States and Europe.

She works in private practice with individuals and couples in California, USA. She has a passion for Holotropic Breathwork and offers workshops in Northern California, Spain and Europe. She has worked closely with Stan Grof since 2000 and has facilitated GTT modules in the US and Europe. She has obtained certifications in trauma work, specifically in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and is also a certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator. In addition, Sonia is certified as a Bioenergetic Therapist and has experience in couples therapy, using Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques to support couples in their journey towards better emotional connection and understanding.

She is MAPS trained in MDMA-assisted therapy to work clinically with expanded states of consciousness and has taught self-care and integration for psychedelic-assisted therapies.

Sonia has a strong commitment to working therapeutically in multicultural settings and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. In addition, she is a translator and interpreter for various psychology-related books, trainings and conferences. She has experience in conducting psychological evaluations for immigration purposes.

She lived and grew up between France and Spain. Currently, she resides and spends time between California and Spain.

Renn Butler

Renn’s interest in self-exploration and self-understanding began as a young man in the 1960s, when his parents and friends exposed him to Jungian depth psychology and gestalt. After earning a B.A. in English and Religious Studies from the University of Alberta, Renn lived at the Esalen Institute in California for 2陆 years, where he became deeply immersed in the transpersonal psychology of Stanislav Grof and the emerging archetypal astrology of Richard Tarnas. In 2022, Renn received his doctorate from Ubiquity University in Archetypal Astrology and Transpersonal

Renn also completed his Holotropic Breathwork facilitator training with Stan and Christina Grof in 1989 and has facilitated numerous workshops in Victoria, Canada. His own research includes over four decades of archetypal astrology consultations and breathwork workshops, and forty years of Jungian and Grofian dream work. In addition, she has worked in health care for three decades with adults facing physical, mental and emotional challenges.

Renn deeply enjoys supporting people in their spiritual and healing quests, and it is always an honor to do astrology readings for people on this journey.

John Stockberger

John Stockberger is a musician, kundalini yogi and meditation teacher. In his private healing practice, he offers Inner Healer activation through authentic presence and touch, deep relaxation, intuitive guidance, connection to archetypal realms, guided meditation, chakra and polarity balancing, deep inner journeys, sound immersion, Healing Breath, physical, emotional and energetic realignment and release.

John supports and guides his clients on their path to wholeness, wellness, clarity and health.

His work is influenced by his own healing journey towards wholeness, which has included studies in Shambhala Training (Heart of the Warrior and Sacred Path), Holotropic Breathwork with Grof Transpersonal Training, Healing Breathwork and Healer Training with Wahe Guru Kaur, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training as taught by Yogi Bhajan through IKYTA, Vipassana, Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Buddhist meditation and traditional Shipibo Conibo healing in the Amazon jungle of Peru.