Welcome to the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF)
The International Breathwork Foundation is a non-profit global network established in 1994, open to everyone interested in the use of Conscious Breathing and Breathwork for health, well-being and spiritual growth. Our membership includes Breathwork practitioners, organisations and schools as well as individuals from more than 20 countries all over the world.
IBF - Uniting and Inspiring People through Conscious Breathing
Promotes international co-operation and exchange among conscious breathers and breathworkers.
Acts as an ambassador for Breathwork and breathworkers in the wider world.
Collects and disseminates information about Breathwork and Conscious Breathing research and activities.
Organises the annual Global Inspiration Conference (GIC), a high-energy experiential event that draws conscious breathers and breathworkers from around the world, coming together in a different location each year, to breathe, share, learn and enjoy.
Partners with other Breathwork organisations to increase awareness of conscious breathing practice around the world. One of this initiative is to apply to receive a Consultative Status at the ECOSOC in United Nations.
Maintains, with our partner organisation, GBPA, a code of ethics and training strandards for breathwork practicioners and trainers.
When used in specific ways, breathing allows us to release and resolve emotions, belief systems, stresses and memories which are often inaccessible through the more conventional talking therapies.
Breathing, beyond the basic need for survival, acts as a bridge between spirit, mind, and body; between the conscious and the subconscious. "Conscious Breathing" is one of the quickest ways to open our hearts to love and inner peace, and to fill our bodies with life and health. Connecting the inhale with the exhale consciously and continuously, quickly connects us to our core, to each other, to Nature and to our wider existence. Conscious Breathing opens a channel to the deeper realities of life, providing the groundwork for personal development and reaching higher states of consciousness.
"Breathwork" involves the study and practice of breath awareness and conscious breathing for spirit, mind, and body. Breathworkers use the Breath and Breathing Techniques as tools for health, growth, therapy, and change. Breath Mastery can be used to enhance and accelerate human development and learning on all levels. Breathwork and Breathing Techniques are now being taught all over the world.
IBF: Uniting and Inspiring People through Conscious Breathing
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As we come to completion of the year 2014, we also enter a quite exciting time in IBF. After 21 years of building up a solid base for our organisation, bringing the Global Inspiration Conference around the globe, uniting and inspiring people using conscious breathing, IBF is ready to grow to another level. IBF has taken the challenge offered two years ago by Julie Gerland to work on the application to the Consultative Status with ECOSOC, United Nations
I recall myself one and a half year ago at one of the breathing sessions with Alakh Analda complaining that "nothing special happening with me during breathing sessions and I simply sleep through them". So she suggested why don't I set a really "big" intention for myself which I hardly believe could happen to me. I paused for a while and said "creating long lasting loving relationships with aim to conscious parenting in....6 months time"... Sounded unlikely at that time but nevertheless, I did get engaged after a few months and soon after found myself pregnant. Things were happening quickly but taking regular sessions of full conscious connecting breathing (TM Alakh Analda) as part of my training as a breathworker smoothly moved me through huge physical, emotional, and physic swings resulting from my speedy transformation.
At the 2012 GIC in Belgium, I had a surprise, Brigitte Martin (then President) called me to come on stage; I was astonished by the unexpected announcement that I was being given an IBF Honorary Membership. I had no idea this was coming nor did I previously know the category existed!
On stage I could have, said something then and there, but the surprise took away words and those that came to my mind sounded, inwardly, like boring "blah-blah".
I resolved to write for the (then) next 2012 IBF Newsletter giving thanks for this public recognition.