Dentist, researcher, art therapist, folktale therapist, autogenic training instructor, Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator, psychodrama assistant and a trainee Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner.
I was born in Vietnam and have been living in Hungary since childhood. One of the hallmarks of my work is a sensitive, supportive presence and a committed, respectful accompaniment of those who turn to me on their inner journey. I employ guided imagery, body-oriented, dramatic, and expressive art therapy methods. To me, Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful, transformative, yet, one of the gentlest methods, which has enabled me to reconnect with my own internal (healing) power.
Psychologist, integrative hypnotherapist, Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator.
Interests: neuropsychology, organizational psychology, different aspects of the psychedelic movement (research, therapies, art).
Physician, researcher, hypnotherapist, psychodrama practitioner, Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator.
I work with compassionate presence, expanded states of consciousness and body awareness methods.
In addition to its simplicity and beauty, I see Holotropic Breathwork™ as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. My holotropic process has taught me to trust the power and gifts of my inner wisdom.
In the past 20 years, I lived in England and regularly facilitated HolotropicUK brewathwork workshops there. At the end of last year, I moved back home. Currently, I work with children who have special education needs,
I consider Holotropic breathwork as a tool with exceptionally deep transformative and healing potential. It helps us reconnect with our inner strength and wisdom, and plays a significant role in creating community energies and emotions. In this process, I aim to support others with attentive and empathetic presence.
Other interests include shamanism, dreams, dance, connecting with nature, meditation and various forms of expanded states of consciousness.
Psychological Counselor, BowTech® Bowen Practitioner, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Holotropic Breathwork™ Facilitator
I live in Vienna where I work with a variaty of trauma informed techniques to best support people in their way to better connect to their own inner wisdom.
I see Holotropic Breathwork™ as a unique way of self exploration and support for all phases and walks of life.
Sonja is GTT Europe Coordinator and Founder of the European Association for Holotropic Breathwork. She works in private practice as Bowen Body Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. Specialised in trauma healing she has a broad background in working in the areas of gender based violence, trafficking in persons, sexual abuse, unaccompanied minor refugees, street children etc. in Austria and abroad, especially in (post-) conflict countries.
Her educational background is in Bowen Body Therapy, master studies in clinical supervision, coaching and organisational development as well as a master degree in political science and sociology. She lectures at universities and universities of applied science in Austria and abroad and also facilitates conferences and workshops.
Sonja regularly organises HB workshops in Austria and has been facilitating in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Currently, she is exploring as certified SoulCollage® Facilitator the potentials of this beautiful technique to support people in integrating experiences in extraordinary states of consciousness.
Thomas Liska is GTT Europe Director and together with Sonja Busch founder of the Holotropic Association of Europe with extensive experience working in Ukraine, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain, USA, UK, Turkey, Israel, Czech Republic, Poland and organizing workshops in Austria.
Born in Vienna in 1965 he went through a technical education before shifting his interest towards (transpersonal) psychology and psychotherapy.
He is trained in several psycho-therapeutical schools and approaches such as systemic family therapy, psychosynthesis and sex therapy and Psychodynamic Imaginative Trauma Therapy (PITT). He also holds an academic degrees in Counseling, Coaching and Supervision. Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator.
Born in England, Jean has lived in Ireland for thirty years with her husband and the children and young people they have fostered. In England she worked as a senior lecturer in Youth and Community Work, teaching Counseling Skills and Group Work at Manchester Metropolitan University. In Ireland she works as a psychotherapist and offers supervision to therapists in various agencies working with trauma. She also teaches Counseling and Therapeutic Skills for the National University of Ireland.Supporting people in healing the effects of trauma for over 30 years she is passionate about Grof Holotropic Breathwork and certified as a facilitator in 1996. Since then she offers residential workshops every month in a small centre at her home. She has been working with Grof Training and in workshops all over Europe.
Holotropic Breathwork facilitator
Melinda Várfi has worked as a teacher and counselor, but for the last ten years she has been facilitating the connection of community energies and the development of participatory methods. She has been practicing Holotropic Breathwork™ since 2015 and hopes that more people will choose this practice as a way of self-discovery, while wholeheartedly accepting themselves.
Clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator in training.
I have acquired my personal and professional knowledge in various somato-psychotherapeutic and psychodynamically oriented methods. As a neuropsychologist, I worked for many years in rehabilitation. In this work, one of the most important lessons for me was to practice patience and respect for life, as well as experiencing that we can only achieve anything together, with joint efforts. In my work, the focus is on relationships, finding security and trust in myself and in connection with others.
For me, Holotropic Breathwork™ combines all of these aspects, and I consider it an integrative tool that can support healing from as many directions as possible.