Diane Haug, M.A., LPCC, (senior teacher; advisor) is a licensed therapist living in rural northern New Mexico. Her background includes a decade of working with adults and children dealing with life-threatening and terminal illness. Having completed the Grofs’ first three-year training, Diane has been involved with transpersonal psychology and Holotropic Breathwork since 1986. As a senior staff member with Grof Transpersonal Training, she has taught modules internationally (South America, Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, CZ Republic, Slovenia, Mexico and China) and in the United States. Diane has developed optional training modules for GTT including Shamanism: An Exploration of Traditional Wisdom; The Art of Integration; Living With Dying; The World Within: Jung’s Red Book(with Monika Wikman, Ph.D.); and The Psychedelic Experience: Promises and Perils.
Diane maintains a strong interest in using Holotropic Breathwork within a wide variety of contexts, including social and environmental activism, women’s leadership, intentional spiritual community, transformational education, and gender equity and reconciliation.
Diane has recently been in creative collaborations with other teachers and activists including Jungian analyst, Monika Wikman, Ph.D. (Pregnant Darkness); Kylea Taylor (The Ethics of Caring); Will Keepin and Cynthia Brix (Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Men and Women); and Nina Simons (Nature, Culture and the Sacred). Until his death in 2019, Diane had experienced a long friendship and professional collaboration with transpersonal psychologist, Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. In both 2019 and 2020 she will have presented Holotropic Breathwork at the Esalen Institute with Stanislav and Brigitte Grof.
Diane is an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research (CPTR) at the California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco, CA), Southwestern College (Santa Fe, New Mexico) and the Academy for the Love of Learning (Santa Fe, New Mexico). She also served on the staff for the MAPS MDMA-Assisted PTSD Therapy Training Programs in March / April 2017.
On a personal note, Diane has enjoyed a land-based life in rural northern New Mexico for over twenty five years. She is the Executive Director of a small seasonal retreat center in northeastern New Mexico during the warm months of summer while maintaining a home with her partner, Robert, and animal companions closer to Santa Fe.