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Grof® Legacy Training - Holos (3rd course)

The information on this page relates to the third training course, which starts in 2024.

Grof® Legacy Training is now developed worldwide by teachers commissioned by Stan and Brigitte Grof. This created a number of trainings in the world, which have the same basis in Grof's legacy, but at the same time each is unique, thanks to the personal contribution of individual teachers. The trainings thus respect the cultural, political and social differences in different countries of the world. One of the teachers who was commissioned to lead Grof® Legacy Training by Stan and Brigitte Grof is Milan Hrabánek , who together with his team created a comprehensive psychotherapeutic training Grof® Legacy Training - Holos . Training in Czech and English has been conducted by excellent teachers from the Czech Republic and the world since 2021. So far we have welcomed students from the USA, Israel, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and other countries  

We are pleased that this year we can start 3rd course of this training for a group of 24 additional trainees from all over the world, in Czech and English, due to the great interest.



Learn to use the healing potential of holotropic states of consciousness in client care and become a transpersonal therapist in a new international comprehensive training certified by Stan and Brigitte Grof - Grof® Legacy Training - Holos .

Self-experience training in Czech and English will be led by Milan Hrabánek together with leading experts from the Czech Republic and the world. The training will take place at the International Transpersonal Center Holos in the Czech Republic, which will offer a complete background not only for teaching and accommodation of trainees, but also for practice with clients.

The training has two levels.

The 1st level of the training lasts 3.5 years and upon successful completion you will be able to perform the Grof® breathwork technique in experiential workshops all around the world. You will be able to provide support to people in spiritual emergency, people at the end of their lives, people recovering from addictions or experiencing crisis changes in their lives. Also people interested in self-development, seeking spiritual orientation or people looking to enhance their artistic creativity. You will be oriented in the field of archetypal astrology in connection to depth psychology, you will know the transpersonal process of dying, death and rebirth as well as various forms of shamanism.


After completion of the 2nd level of training, which lasts another 2,5 years, you will be able as a certified Transpersonal Therapist Holos to provide psychedelics assisted psychotherapy (PAP), guide people in a spiritual emergency or with a difficult psychedelic experience. As part of your self-experience, you will be introduced to a range of integrative techniques and approaches, such as mindfulness, sandplay, symbol work, music therapy, art therapy, bioenergetics, the technique of holotropic breathing in water or to live music - Holotropic LIVE. You will be able to use transpersonal psychology methods to supportively treat addictions and other selected psychosomatic and psychiatric illnesses

Together, both degrees form a comprehensive psychotherapeutic training in the direction of transpersonal psychotherapy, which is in range in accordance with the requirements of the European Association for Psychotherapy. The certification of the training by the Czech Association for Psychotherapy is under negotiation.

Six-years training time: 1487 training hours (training hour = 45 minutes)

  • Theory and technique training: 565 hours

    • of which theory in person: 206 hours

    • self-study of literature: 100 hours

    • training in techniques: 109 hours

    • case study elaboration: 150 hours

  • Self-experience: 472 hours

  • Supervision: 150 hours

  • Internships outside training: 300 hours


Who is the training for?

  • Doctors, psychologists, therapists, addictionologists, social workers and other people working in the helping professions, or students of these and related fields.


Conditions of acceptance:

  • medical fitness for Grof breathwork (see contraindications here)

  • a university degree in a relevant subject:

    • Adictology, Andragogy, Art Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Philosophy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Pedagogy, Midwifery, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Supervision, Social Pedagogy, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Theology, General Nurse, General Medicine

    • Completion of at least a Bachelor's degree is required for application.

    • Completion of an M.Sc. degree in any of these fields is required for comprehensive training.

  • A minimum of 5 experiences with Grof® breathwork or holotropic breathwork 

  • Minimum age of 23 years

In the event of available capacity, applicants who do not meet the previous education requirements may be accepted for training. Therefore, you can still apply in this case and it will be assessed by the training team. 

What competencies will you acquire through training?

Upon successful completion of the 1st level of training, you will receive an international certificate by Stan and Brigitte Grof of completion of Grof® Legacy Training - Holos with the competencies:

  • Grof® Breathwork facilitator with worldwide validity

  • Assistants of dying people

  • Assistants of people with difficult psychedelic experience

  • Assistants of people in spiritual emergency (assistant of therapist)


The possibility of conducting therapy abroad depends on local legislation.


Upon successful completion of the 2nd level of training, you will receive two international certificates:

  • Facilitator for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy awarded by Stan and Brigitte Grof*

  • Transpersonal Therapist Holos certificate with the competencies:​

    • Psychotherapist in the field of transpersonal psychotherapy 

    • Therapist for people in spiritual emergency

    • A guide to people at the end of their lives

    • A guide to people with difficult psychedelic experiences

* Applicability will be dependent to the legislative situation of each country. We assume that in the Czech Republic only doctors - psychiatrists will be able to become independent therapists, other students should be competent to be assistants. At the moment, however, the legislative framework in the Czech Republic as well as in other countries for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is evolving.

Training structure

First level of training (3 years)

In the first level, we will work in a closed group of 24 participants. Within 3 years it consists of:

  • 7 six-day modules

  • 4 weekend modules

  • 1 certification twelve-day module

  • Participation in a 1-week self-discovery stay at the Holos Center as a client


In addition, outside of training:

  • at least 20 hours of psychotherapy

  • 100 hours of self-study of literature

  • participation as a volunteer in 1 festival in the service of harm reduction - psychedelic first aid

  • at least 200 hours of participation in internships outside of training, of which at least 100 hours at the Holos Centre Opava and the rest can be fulfilled at other mental health care providers (psychiatric hospitals, community treatment centres, etc.)

  • Self-experience in Grof breathwork or holotropic breathwork outside of training for a minimum of 30 experiences for certification (breathing before and during training counts)


Time allocation: 846 training hours (training hour = 45 minutes)

  • Theory: 236 hours

    • of which 100 hours self-study of literature

  • Skills training: 76 hours

  • Self-experience: 334 training hours

  • Internships: 200 hours


Second level of training (2,5 years)


Those interested in the therapeutic use of transpersonal psychotherapy methods can continue in the second level of training for another 2,5 years. In the second level, we will also work in a closed group, to which certified Grof® Breathwork facilitators can join us to complete the number of 24 participants.​

We are now finalizing the exact structure of the second level, given that we are negotiating the exact form of the section for teaching psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. We will post more information soon.

Conditions for granting certificates

To obtain the Grof® Legacy Training - Holos certificate in the first stage, participants must meet the following conditions:


  • In-person attendance at all six-day and twelve-day modules. Any absence for a serious reason must be substituted:

    • Participation in a similar module in a different course of training (if announced).

    • an individual study plan

    • substitutions are charged according to the price list

  • Fulfillment of all points of the mandatory practice, self-experience, minimum number of breathwork experiences, specified hours of psychotherapy, supervision, internships.

  • Ongoing completion of all assigned tasks (e.g., leading relaxation, introduction to Grof breathwork, setting up a music set, etc.)

  • Elaboration of the paper "My Journey through Training" at the end of the first stage of training.

  • Successful completion of a final practical, written and oral exam including an assessment of the trainee's readiness to perform independently as a Grof® Breathwork facilitator. The assessment of readiness, including the trainee's personal qualities for working with people, is entirely the competence of the training team.

  • In case of not meeting the conditions for certification, the trainee will receive a confirmation of completion of the training in the given time range, but without final certification.


Other conditions:

  • Trainees must sign and adhere to the Grof® Breathwork Code of Ethics.

  • Trainees must sign and adhere to the Code of Ethics of the European Association for Psychotherapy.

The exact conditions for obtaining the certificate Transpersonal Therapist Holos in the second level of training will be added soon.

Admission procedure

The purpose of the admission procedure is to enable the study of applicants who have the prerequisites for future therapeutic work and also to appropriately assemble a group of trainees for a given training course.

Applications are accepted from 7th May to 2nd June 2024.

Applicants must complete the prescribed application form at this time and send it, including all attachments, using the online form. The order of applications received does not affect the evaluation, so it is important to process the application well, not quickly. We reserve the right to extend the application period if necessary.

The obligatory annexes to the application are:

  • structured CV (Resume) (1 page)

  • cover letter (2 pages)

  • video (1 minute) to introduce yourself to us and tell us what leads you to enroll in our training.

Selected candidates will be invited to the second round, which will take the form of a personal meeting of the candidates at the Holos Centre on one of the dates offered: 22nd June or 23rd June 2024

So make a note of this weekend in your calendar when you submit your application. 

If you do not proceed to the second round, you will be notified. No further reasons will be given for non-acceptance into the training.

Price and payment terms

The price of the third training course is set as follows: 

First stage of training (3.5 years): 317 000,-- CZK (approx. 12.660 EUR) incl. VAT. 


The price includes:

  • Training materials - training scripts, videos, access to the training online classroom

  • Training, accommodation and meals during the training modules - full board with quality vegetarian cuisine

    • 7x six-day module 

    • 1x 12-day module 

    • 4x weekend training module 

    • 1x weekly self-discovery stay 

  • Czech-English / English-Czech interpretation


Payment options: 

  • At once before the start of the first module. (1x 317 000,-- CZK)

  • or in two installments

    • First instalment before the start of the module on 10th November 2024

    • second instalment by 30th November 2025


The student undertakes to pay all instalments on the due dates by signing the training contract. 


Other costs to be taken into account, which are not included in the price: 

  • Travel costs

  • Psychotherapy outside the training

  • Internships outside the training

  • Self-experience of Grof breathwork outside training

  • Follow-up mentoring or supervision

  • Inflation if it exceeds 3% per year

Start of training

We plan to start the training with the first module on November 10-15, 2024. Individual six-day modules are held twice a year. The exact date of all modules is always published at least 1 year in advance.

Who is the training for?
Conditions for certificates
Admission procedure
Modules first level

Topics of training modules

1st level of training


Grof® Breathwork I.: 

The way to self-discovery and healing

module 1


An introductory module where you will learn basic information about how to perform Grof® Breathwork and its healing and transformation potential. We will discuss its basic components - working with the breath, music, bodywork, integration, the "inner healer". You will also experience four self-experiences - two as a "breather" and two as a "sitter".


Grof® Breathwork II.: 

Holotropic states of consciousness and the understanding of art

module 2


The second module will deepen your knowledge of Grof® Breathwork and teach you a number of practical skills for its leading. Topics will include the compilation of a music set or various options and methods of integration. Related to this is the overlap into art and the effect of holotropic states of consciousness on creativity, in a broader sense. Also in this module there will be four self-experiences of Grof® Breathwork.


Architecture of emotional and psychosomatic disorders

module 3


In the third module we will focus on the architecture of emotional and psychosomatic disorders from the perspective of transpersonal psychology and psychiatry. We will focus on the possibilities of applying methods of transpersonal psychology in their treatment. We will confront these findings with the approaches of biological medicine. There will be another four self-experiences.


The process of dying, death and rebirth

module 4


In the fourth module we will deal with the topic of the transpersonal dimension of death and dying - Psyche and Thanatos, both on a symbolic and real level, in the sense of caring for people at the end of life. We will also examine the roots of human violence and greed. From practical skills we will deepen some integration techniques. You will experience four self-experiences of Grof® Breathwork.


v1 module

Weekend module 1

Holotropic weekend for a training group under your leadership.


Shamanism and rites of passage in modern practice

module 5


In the fifth module, we will focus on the topic of shamanism, which we will discuss in a historical, but especially in a modern context. We will deal with psychedelics and modern shamans. We will then focus more attention on Slavic shamanism. The self-experience part will include the production of a shaman drum, Grof® Breathwork and sweatlodge.


v2 module

Weekend module 2

Holotropic weekend for a training group under your leadership.


Spiritual emergencies and addictions: understanding and treatment

module 6


The sixth module will be about spiritual emergencies and addictions. You will learn how to recognize them or in which cases it will be necessary to refine the diagnostics in cooperation with other experts. You will learn ways to work with them at certain stages of their course. We will deal with individual forms of spiritual emergencies, its risks, but also benefits. We will examine the relationship between alcoholism and addiction to the psychospiritual crisis. In the experience, four processes of Grof® Breathwork await you.


v3 module

Weekend module 3

Holotropic weekend for a training group under your leadership.

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module 7


Psyche and Cosmos

The seventh module will introduce you to the latest findings in archetypal astrology and its connection with deep psychology. We will deal with the topics of archetypes, synchronicities, personal transits or the correlation of planetary transits with historical events. However, the main emphasis will be placed on the possible use in synergy with deep psychology in therapy. It will include four Grof® Breathwork processes.


v4 module

Weekend module 4

Holotropic weekend for a training group under your leadership.


Certification double module

module 8


The final double module of the first level of training will test your acquired knowledge and skills and should complete one stage of your personal transformation, which you will consult with the teaching team. It will include eight self-experiences of Grof® Breathwork. If you meet all the requirements you will receive a Grof® Legacy Training certificate with the possibility to perform Grof® Breathwork.


sp module

Self-discovery stay

Self-experience during a week-long self-discovery stay at the Holos Centre together with clients. 

2nd level of the training

We will publish the exact structure and contents of the second level of training soon. In cooperation with Brigitte and Stan Grof and other global GLT teachers, we are preparing training modules that will be focused on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy .

The second level will include topics:

  • The way a transpersonal therapist works

  • Psychedelics-assisted psychotherapy

  • Therapeutic work under supervision

  • Holotropic LIVE - Music therapy for transpersonal therapists

  • Holotropic breathing in water

Modules second level
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