John Ablett is a registered social worker and certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. Originally trained as a graphic designer, he worked in a preschool playgroup and as a computer programmer before starting a second career in mental health work. John currently supports homeless people to live independently, and his account of integrating his own psycho-spiritual crisis as a young man is published in the collection Breaking Open: Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergency.
A selection of John’s artworks, including his cover image for Psychedelic Integration, are available to purchase as high-quality prints from Caledonian Holotropic. He writes extensively, with examples, about his experience of using mandalas for holotropic integration in a chapter in the edited collection Psychedelics and Psychotherapy: The Healing Potential of Expanded States.