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So we went, we looked and we spoke to everybody.... The Breathwork Immersion was a wonderful week of adventure bringing the IBF to the GBPA's event, bringing our enthusiasm, our joy, and our wish for community, our wish to build bridges. We were met on many different levels, with open arms, and with in some cases a little distance, and that’s OK. We had to wait till the last day of the Immersion to be given space and to be recognised, but recognised we were, and I made a very much shortened presentation on the GIC, the really telling part was the number of promotional cards which were taken from the table at the back of the hall.
With this communication we would like to acknowledge and thank you for your loyalty to the IBF. You the members, are after all, the base of this organization and without us it would not exist.
Your membership has enabled us to accomplish so much this year!
IBF Communication Officer invited Cherry Choo for a comment on :
*Sanghamitra our NC from India has bought a piece of land to build a breath and healingcenter in India. Her reason why she is an IBF-er
Breathing Circles in Belgium
*News on the front of the Breathing Circle Belgium
Yesterday we had a breathing circle in Brussels..35 people breathing calmly in their own sacred space connected to the others by the same willingness to take time for themselves. smooth mantra's on the background. One first timer said : it is the first time in 33 years that I breathe for myself.
Fabienne, Luc, Isabelle, Dorothée and myself, all IBF-ers, were facilitating and the money will go to a children program in India.
I, CO Windels connected to a great breathing circle in Bruges.
The IBF website has a turbulent life ! After its rebuild by Colin Kirsopp in 2012, it was behaving very well, connecting to our member database as it was designed to, and was just waiting for a visual refresh. Unfortunately, some upgrades that were applied this June to the Expression Engine CMS software that runs the site (we assume by Colin) seemed to break the data connections and one or two other features. At the same time Colin seemed to become incommunicado for IBF. The fixes have not been simple, as we need to retain the function of our customized programming, but a UK based programmer called Terry Wells has made good progress, fixed the DB connections in a way that makes them independent of further upgrades and is now working on the following: moving the hosting onto our own space, implementing the discussion forum and making fixing the password reset function. As always, we hope it will be finished tomorrow , but being realistic it will likely be another week or two. Progress seems to depend as much on the right group energy within the IBF team as it does on technical insight, so please help us by focusing your intentions on a productive mid-year meeting for the Admin team at the end of this month.
She is an experience….Francois is another experience…you can realize what this gives when you have them together.
GPI-Global Parenting Initiative
The GPI is an initiative of OMAEP in partnership with the UN 20Th Anniversary of the International Year of Families in 2014. The aim is to
raise awareness of the vital importance and impact of the primal period, that is, from preparing for conception to the most vulnerable months after
As breath ambassador for communication I`d like to share to all IBF- NC’s in particular and IBF-members in general that it is our duty to spread not only the breath, but the thousands of thoughts that are surfing on the breath to become words. We all have thousands of thoughts, but as long as we do not let them surf on our breath to spread the word we will not be able to share our great gift our knowledge and talents! Together we can change the world, not only just like we do person by person, but en masse.
Make it clear to all International and National media tools that are available that IBF and GIC exist and what they stand for. We will together approach TV, radio and press. The more social networks like You-tube, Facebook, twitter, skype and linked inn know us the more they will support us because they know we bring aliveness to people, health, joy, laughter. And if you are not sure of it invite them to a GIC.
I was at the Breath-wortk Immersion Omega Rhinebeck NY state and share my perceptions with you…
Our IBF admin team changed this year. Working with me on the board of IBF are Marie Rose Windels from Belgium as our new Communication Officer, Blanca Maria Mueller Lagunez from Switzerland as our new Membership Officer, Mark Conrad from UK as our new Treasurer and Michael Blake from Ireland as our GIC 2014 organizer. By the time you receive this newsletter, we would have already met by Skype 7 or 8 times, and I feel very happy with the strength of our team.
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