On December 10, 2011, MAPS staff, speakers, and icons of the psychedelic community gathered together to honor Stan and Christina’s incredible contributions to the development of scientific literature and to mainstreaming the field of psychedelic science worldwide.
Originally appearing here.
Rick Doblin, Ph.D.
MAPS founder and executive director
Maria Mangini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing, Holy Names University in Oakland
bodyworker and sister of Christina
Tav and Cary Sparks
Co-directors of Grof Transpersonal Training and
Holotropic Breathwork practitioners
EDUCARE teacher and Holotropic Breathwork facilitator
Grof Transpersonal Training coordinator, 1986-1991
Coleen LeDrew Elgin
documentary filmmaker and video producer,
Stanislav Grof: Researcher, Author, Teacher and Visionary
Rick Tarnas, Ph.D.
author and Stan’s close friend and student
Tom Roberts, Ph.D.
educational psychologist, author, and editor
Roger Walsh MD, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Philosophy, and Anthropology,
University of California, Irvine
Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.
transpersonal psychologist, educator, and author
Joel Elkes (video)
John Hopkins University; brought Stan to U.S.
Richard Yensen, Ph.D.
pioneering psychedelic researcher, Spring Grove, Maryland
Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N.
MDMA-assisted psychotherapy researchers
Charles Grob, M.D.
psychiatrist and psychedelic researcher
Ingrid Pacey, M.D.
MDMA-assisted psychotherapy researcher
Alex & Allyson Grey (video and painting)
presented by Brian Wallace of MAPS
Logan MacSporran presents award to Stan and Christina
Stan and Christina Grof to speak
Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychiatrist, one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology, and a pioneering researcher exploring the healing, heuristic, and evolutionary potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Grof is known for his early studies of LSD and its effects on the psyche and for helping found the field of psychedelic psychotherapy. When legal suppression made psychedelic exploration impossible, Stan and Christina Grof jointly developed Holotropic Breathwork, a method that makes it possible to induce and explore powerful non-ordinary states using breathing techniques, music, and focused bodywork in a supportive environment. They have trained hundreds of facilitators of this method worldwide.
Christina Grof, Ph.D.h.c., is the former vice-president of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA), president of Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT), and founder of the Spiritual Emergency Network (SEN). She has been active in the field of transpersonal psychology for more than 35 years, and has given lectures and workshops around the world on topics ranging from psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology to the role of spirituality in addiction and recovery, consequences of sexual abuse, and spiritual emergence.