About Us
Boston Holotropic is a dedicated group of experienced Grof-certified Holotropic Breathwork™  facilitators, facilitators of other modalities, trainees and supporting participants. We have seen the benefits of Holotropic Breathwork in our own lives, and also in the growth and healing in the lives of people who have participated in our workshops around New England.


Jean Wood has been participating in Holotropic Breathwork sessions since 1989, and certified as a facilitator with GTT in 2006.  She has facilitated in large groups with Stan Grof and staff at Naropa University and Omega Institute, and has assisted with smaller groups in the Pacific Northwest. She currently lives in Maine and offers weekend workshops in the midcoast area.
Jean is a botanist, naturalist and inveterate gardener with a masters degree in botany from the University of Wyoming. She has long been fascinated by the potentials of self-exploration and inner healing, and finds the natural world a powerful source of connection to the inner world and the human soul.

Leonard Gibson, Ph.D., graduated from Williams College and earned doctorates from Claremont Graduate School in philosophy and The University of Texas at Austin in psychology. Lenny has forty years of experience working with non–ordinary states of consciousness. He has taught at The University of Tulsa and Lesley College and served his clinical psychology internship at the Boston, Mass. V.A. Hospital. He currently teaches Transpersonal Psychology at Burlington College. Lenny serves on the boards of the Association of Holotropic Breathwork International and the Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region in Vermont. A survivor of throat cancer, he facilitates the head and neck cancer support group at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Elizabeth Gibson, M.S., holds a bachelor’s degree in literature and a master’s degree in biology from The University of Tulsa. She has completed Herbert Benson’s Clinical Training in Mind/Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Previously she worked as a consultant at Arthur D. Little, Inc., and Radian Corporation in the areas of environmental protection and food research. She is a writer, editor and homemaker with interests in environmental literacy, yoga, music and gardening. Elizabeth is a coauthor of the teaching manual MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the editor of Stanislav Grof ’s The Ultimate Journey: Consciousness and the Mystery of Death, both published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). For the past 11 years, she has been responsible for local news for the Town of Pawlet.

Elizabeth and Lenny are Grof–certified Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitators. They have raised their two sons on a hillside at their homestead in Pawlet, Vermont, where they have built a retreat and offered workshops since 1994. 


Brian Bauer has a B.A. in English and languages from Lake Forest College, and a Certificate of Special Studies in Business & Management from Harvard University. He is a consultant in integrated web-based and print advertising.
Brian has been participating in Holotropic Breathwork since 1997 and regularly assists at workshops. He is the current Office Manager for the Grof Foundation (http://groffoundation.org). He is also a Reiki Master Teacher and a meditation instructor in Transcendental Meditation and Vipassana. He lives in Somerville, MA.


Sahidi Williams has a B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College and is currently enrolled in the Grof Transpersonal Training program to be certified as a facilitator of Holotropic Breathwork. She is a certified yoga instructor by the Nataraja School of Yoga and has been teaching yoga to autistic children for 5 years. Sahidi lives in Springvale, Maine.


Faith Burrington Jones has a M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Addictions from Antioch Graduate School, in Keene, New Hampshire and has studied holistic approaches to health for more than twenty years. In 1989, she obtained a professional certification in Acupressure from the New England Institute for Integrative Acupressure, Shelburne Falls, MA. She also holds an advanced certification in Addictions (CADCII) and works part-time at the Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in Pittsfield, MA, where she received her license in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) and has developed programs integrating mindfulness practice, qi-gong, and meditation in Recovery and 12-step philosophy.
In addition, Faith has a certification in Integrative Breathwork and Psycho-spiritual Facilitation and Soul-based therapy through the Eupsychia Institute based in Austin, Texas, founded by Jacquelyn Small (who worked for several years with Stan & Christina Grof as Holotropic Breathwork was being developed). Faith has a private practice as a Psycho-spiritual therapist, Acupressurist and Qi-gong instructor in Shelburne Falls, MA. She travels to share her wisdom through various workshops and classes throughout New England. “This work, I feel, is my soul’s work. I would be honored to assist you in your personal growth and transformation.”