Holotropic Breathwork and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

The modern recovery movement stresses that there are many pathways to recovery, but we often do not have the awareness or opportunity to explore pathways beyond our own. This article looks at the use of Holotropic Breathwork (HB) to support recovery from substance use issues. Holotropic Breathwork is a spiritually oriented approach to self-exploration and healing that draws from Eastern, mystic and transpersonal psychological practices. The article presents four case studies.