Breathing Into Liminality –

Explore and Experience Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

30 November  - 1 December 2024

liminality [lim-uh-nal-i-tee] noun Anthropology  The quality of the middle stage of a rite of passage. To stand at the threshold between a previous way of structuring identity, time or community and a new way.

The Invitation

Join us for an immersive two day in-person event offering a safe and supportive environment, to expand skills, knowledge and insight by journeying in Holotropic States of Consciousness (HSC) using breathwork enhanced by online preparation and integration.

This training is for therapists and practitioners who are on a journey of self awareness and...

* Are interested in the rapidly growing field of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PAT).
* Are working, or considering work, in the field of PAT and are looking for a space to reflect on practice.
* Are looking to enhance any theoretical PAT training they may have completed or are considering attending.
* Are looking to build relationships with like-minded people to support accountability and practice in this unregulated therapeutic domain.

Through a combination of personal and group preparation, experiential practice, and group and partner discussions, the training offers an  opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the therapeutic nature of breathwork and psychedelics and discover how these methods can facilitate healing, personal growth, and transformation.

Holotropic States of Consciousness, as described by Stanislav Grof, are states that bring about transformation, evolution and healing and have a heuristic aspect to them. Holotropic means moving towards wholeness (Grof - Way of The Psychonaut Vol 1 Pg 3). HSC is an umbrella term for Expanded States, Non-ordinary States, Psychedelic States and Altered States of Consioucness.

Journeying in these states we can enter liminal spaces. For 1000’s of years humankind has entered HSC in different ways, across many cultures around the globe, to further learning, healing and creativity. This brought benefits to both individuals and their communities.

Many people report that journeying in HSC, using a variety of methods, including substances and Breathwork, has been instrumental in helping them to connect with who and what they truly are and to step into their reason for being (Grof 1998).

What to expect

We will explore a live, empathic process of expanded states of consciousness to develop reflective practice for both professional and personal growth.

The setting will allow a cultivation of humility, presence and curiosity. Together we intend to create an environment where it is safe to share with radical openness and vulnerability, enabling us to gain deep insights to our psyche and supporting expanded states.

The Breathwork will be done in pairs and you will experience both the role of “Client” and “Sitter”.

The Commitment

This unique training will have three essential components and you are expected to attend them all.


A 2 hour online introduction and preparation session to Breathwork for psychedelic-assisted therapy training one week before the workshop on Friday 22 November at 18.30 GMT.

In-person Experiential Workshop

Two full days of experiential and reflective practice plus beginning the process of integration 30 November & 1 December. Each day starts at 08.45 and completes at 17.30. 


Online 2 hour integration circle for both professional and personal process one week after the workshop on Friday 6 December at 18.30 GMT.

Working with HSC using Breathwork has some contra-indications, so a health questionnaire will need to be completed. For some conditions adjustments to breathing techniques may be necessary.

In Essence

This embodied, reflective and experiential learning will give you the chance to gain insights into areas of potential personal and professional growth and to explore the therapeutic nature of Holotropic States of Consciousness. By allowing ourselves to open to new possibilities we have the opportunity to create cognitive flexibility and to approach this field with creativity, accountability and safety.

This training will support the learning of those thinking of entering a more formal, comprehensive training in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, or those already in such a training. It will also help to integrate the deep processes that can surfsce in that context.

This training is not a replacement for longer trainings that include a more in-depth process of theoretical and experiential aspects. Rather, it is a step towards exploring how working in expanded states may fit and integrate into your practice and professional field.

Highly recommended is the Depth Relational Process training through the Institute of Psychedelic Therapy.

Your Facilitators

Liz and Mark met through The Institute of Psychedelic Therapy (IPT) in April 2021. Their collaboration has grown from having worked at depth and breadth in process and supervision groups and retreat settings. Both have completed the two year Depth Relational Process (psychedelic assisted therapy) training, a psychedelic assisted therapy training, offered by the IPT. They have extensive experience in facilitating groups and holding safe space for individuals to do their inner work.

The Venue

Our venue is Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JX.

Event exchange & bookings

The exchange is £345 and includes:

2hr zoom preparation

2 days workshop with refreshments throughout the day

2.5hr zoom integration


£25 Early bird discount before July 29 2024

Your place can be reserved with a non-refundable £100 deposit.

The cancellation policy can be viewed here.

Food & Accommodation

Accommodation and meals can be purchased separately and directly with Emerson College and should be done in advance to ensure a room. Their food is vegetarian, organic and biodynamic. We highly recommend that you stay and eat onsite for a retreat style experience.

Their rate includes bed, breakfast, lunch and evening meal @ £120.50 per day for a single room with shared facilities..

Email: [email protected]    Telephone: +44 (0)1342 822 238

There are various eateries in nearby Forest Row.

To Book

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