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Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D., author of "LSD Psychotherapy" (1980), is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years experience researching the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. His groundbreaking theories influenced the integration of Western science with his brilliant mapping of the transpersonal dimension. On October 5, 2007 Dr. Grof received the prestigious VISION 97 award granted by the Foundation of Dagmar and Vaclav Havel in Prague. In 2011 the Heffter Research Institute rewarded Stan with the Lifetime Achievement Award (see image below, with Stan Grof standing to the left and Charles Grob to the right).

Dr. Grof’s extensive research includes experiential psychotherapy using psychedelics and non-drug techniques, especially the holotropic breathwork (a method he developed with his wife Christina), alternative approaches to psychoses, understanding and treatment of psychospiritual crises (“spiritual emergencies”), the implications of recent developments in quantum-relativistic physics, biology, brain research, and other avenues of the emerging scientific paradigm, for psychiatric theory and consciousness studies.

Albert Hofmann, who discovered LSD-25, said: "If I am the father of LSD, Stan Grof is the godfather. Nobody has contributed as much as Stan for the development of my problem child."

In 2010 on of our employees published a Dutch translation of Stanislav Grof's Psychology of the Future, titled De Nieuwe Psychologie.


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