Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Holotropic Breathwork

This weekend I'm doing a Holotropic Breathwork workshop at Kripalu Center in western Mass. This will be my first time going there, but not my first time doing Holotropic Breathwork. That was part of the Centerpointe Retreat I did in 2008 and was one of the most amazing things I've ever done. You can read up on the wild ride I had. I have no idea what to expect from the sequel, which is what makes it so exciting. Plus this workshop is being led by the doctor who developed it. Actually, thinking back to what I went through the first time - I hope I can drive myself home come Sunday.

Here is the description of the program:
This is a rare invitation to experience Holotropic Breathwork with Stanislav Grof. This practice, originated by Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof, allows direct access to your own inner healing wisdom. Through simple breathing, a specially designed musical journey, and a safe and supportive setting with trained facilitators, you experience a true non-ordinary state of consciousness, allowing deep self-exploration, personal transformation, and healing.

The weekend begins with a talk by Stanislav on the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and preparation for the breathwork that will take place on Saturday morning and afternoon. Sunday morning features small-group integration and large-group lecture and questions. In a breathwork session, your wisdom brings you a unique and ideal combination of experiences that can include aspects of your personal history, psychological death and rebirth, transpersonal interconnections, and the greater spiritual reality to which we all belong.

To top it all off, next Thursday we've got 9th row tickets for Roger Waters: The Wall. That show will put me into altered states regardless of what happens this weekend.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Busy September

A quick update on what I've been up to. September is a very busy month. I've launched the blog for my coming book, Surviving Myself, you can visit it at and sign up to be notified when the book is ready. I'll be doing more video blog entries so keep your eyes peeled. Actually I need to add a subscription option so people who aren't RSS friendly can subscribe to posts, that is a common request.

Last month I took a class I've long been interested in, Voice-Over. Voice Over work is being the vocal talent for radio and TV ads. I've been told for years I should look into it, so I finally did last weekend in a two-day intensive with lots of hands-on work in a recording studio in Boston. It was a lot of fun and the professionals running the show said I do indeed have the voice, but I need be able to control it better so I can replicate the proper tones on demand. They also said I need to slow down - I hear that one a lot too. I'm not ready to look for work yet, but I enjoyed it and will take future classes and see where it leads. The instructor, VO pro Dorothy Gallagher, said I should experiment with different character voices because my natural fast speaking style is well suited to animation.

This week my full year of coaching and energy reading training with David Morelli kicks off with a 40 day long program of morning and evening live, group meditations with over 200 other people. Wooo Hooo!! Bring it on!

There are even some exciting new things coming for Larry The Lizard too. This year is rockin'!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Walk for Suicide Prevention

This Saturday September 11, I'll be taking part in a 2.5 mile community walk to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention. The funds will go to See A New Sun (SANS) Foundation, which among other things distributes Signs of Suicide (SOS) kits to middle and high schools across Massachusetts. SANS also sponsors a survivors of suicide support group that I've been attending for the last year. You can learn more about SANS at

If you would like to make a pledge, email me at and I'll give you the details on how to make a donation.

You can learn more about my involvement with suicide prevention at Thanks.