Grof Conference

Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N.

Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N.


Expanding and Reenchanting the Psyche: The Pioneering Thought of Stanislav Grof

Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N., is a psychiatric nurse, Grof certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner and is trained in Hakomi Therapy.  She and her husband, Michael Mithoefer divide their time between Clinical Research with MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and clinical practice using experiential methods, including Holotropic Breathwork.  They are co-therapists for MAPS-sponsored clinical trials, and they conduct training programs for other MAPS-sponsored researchers elsewhere in the US and other countries.  



Holotropic Medicine, Stan Grof's Influence on MDMA research

The current growth and success of MDMA clinical trials is part of Stan Grof's legacy.

Stan's work inspired us to change the direction of our careers.  What he and Christina taught us about trusting and supporting each individual's healing intelligence formed the foundation of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in our research.  We will discuss Stan's influence on our work, summarize the design and results of MDMA clinical trials for posttraumatic stress disorder, and share quotes from research participants describing the profound effects of this "Holotropic" approach to healing.