Sonia Telle, M.A from CIIS, is a licensed Somatic Psychotherapist. She enjoys working in private practice with individuals and couples. She has a passion to work with expanded states of consciousness to deepen and support the therapeutic process of her clients or for those in a quest of self-discovery. Sonia also offers integration sessions and consultation to those wanting to integrate their psychedelic sessions or to support clinicians training in various psychedelic- assisted therapies.
She offers Holotropic Breathwork workshops in Northern California, Spain and the UK. She has worked closely with Stan Grof for over 2 decades in the US and Europe and translated some of his books. Therapy /workshops can be held in English, Spanish and French.
M.A. in somatic psychotherapy from CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies).
Certified Holotropic Breathwork from the Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT)
Grof-certified Facilitator (Grof Legacy)
Certified MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy by MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).
Certified Bioenergetic Therapist
Trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, (Trauma with a somatic and mindfulness approach)
EFT training (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples)
Stan Grof about Sonia (Mill Valley, California, August 2010): “I have known Sonia since 1996, when she enrolled in our training program for holotropic breathwork and transpersonal psychology (Grof Transpersonal Training). The format of this training allows us to get to know participants in a way that would not be possible in a more superficial form of academic contact. The program involves weeks of intense learning and interpersonal interaction and combines didactic input, deep personal experiential work that often includes somatic approaches to address and release past emotional traumas stored in the body, discussions, facilitation of the emotional process of others, and group dynamics.
During the training, Sonia showed from the beginning deep motivation and interest in the program. She had an impressive knowledge of literature on modern consciousness research, transpersonal psychology, and new paradigm thinking and showed unusual capacity to absorb new information and synthesize it in a creative way. In her self-exploration, she displayed courage, honesty, and integrity. In the role of facilitator of the sessions of her peers, she was warm, sensitive, and intuitive in her work and deeply committed to helping others.
In addition, I have also been in frequent contact with Sonia when she studied at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), where I teach psychology. She has assisted me on a number of occasions in Holotropic Breathwork workshops with CIIS students, in our training modules in Mexico and Spain (in the role of facilitator and translator), and also in large breathwork workshops in other places.
As a result of her rich professional history, Sonia has become an excellent facilitator of Holotropic Breathwork and has a profound knowledge of transpersonal psychology. I particularly appreciate the work that she did as translator of my book, Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research. Her excellent translation of this book from English into Spanish shows not only her unusual linguistic skills, but also her fine understanding of the scientific, clinical and cross cultural aspects of this work.
In conclusion, in my opinion, Sonia is a very talented and experienced Holotropic Breathwork facilitator and transpersonal psychologist. Participants in her practice will greatly benefit from a unique combination of her practical somatic skills, theoretical knowledge, intuitive intelligence, and emotional warmth.”