Holotropic breathwork is a specific approach to personal empowerment and self-exploration. The goal of this practice is to help people get in touch with their inner wisdom, allowing them to move forward and transform their personal being. Through holotropic breathwork, individuals will support, access, and acknowledge the inner healing that takes place within them. The overall framework unites a wide variety of insights from psychology, consciousness research, mystical traditions found throughout the world, and Eastern spiritual practices. The goal is to help people better understand themselves and others through a unique set of practices. Typically, participants have their eyes closed, laid down on a map, and focus on the music in the room and an accelerated breathing pattern to help them enter an elevated state of consciousness.