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Michael Brown

As Music Journalist he got impacted by a neurological condition. His only choice was a life in suffering or alter the quality of his experience. He shares this journey on how to become responsible for the qualty of your personal experience.
GIC: For the oldies of GIC 2010 he was present in Barcelona.

"Personal peace is not given to us by others - it raises through our response to ourselves.  
The Presence Process part I & II ….. Question and Answer…
No Social Uplift Without Emotional Body Education."

Michael Brown is the author of The Presence Process, a self-facilitation procedure which initiates emotional body integration through consciously connected breathing. It is now published in 13 languages. His last public presentation of this work was in 2010 at GIC Barcelona.

Topic : “Unless we awaken firsthand to the impact our emotional body has on shaping the quality of our personal daily experience, it is near impossible for us to comprehend the cyclic impact of unintegrated emotion upon our South African society.”
Benefits: Understanding how to embrace authentic personal responsibility. He will reach out to all of us and reveal the mechanics shaping our daily lives. How we manifest our experiences. He offers a practical approach to accomplish and maintain peace in the midst of change, conflict and chaos.

part 1: DATE: Wednesday 6th of July
TIME: 6.30 PM
PRICE: ZAR 100
TOPIC: The Presence Process part I ….. Question and Answer… No Social Uplift Without Emotional Body Education.

Included in 7day conference package

part 2: DATE: Thursday 7th of July
TIME: 6.30 PM
PRICE: ZAR 100
TOPIC: The Presence Process part II ….. Question and Answer… No Social Uplift Without Emotional Body Education.

Included in 7day conference package


Dr Margot de Kooker

Dr Margo de Kooker B.Sc Hons (Physiology, MB.BCh) is a Functional Medicine Practitioner based in Port Elizabeth She has a special interest in Behavioral Medicine Stress Medicine and Nutrition with a focus on the interaction between mind and body in health and performance. She focusses on nutrition, stress management, optimum performance and psychological and physiological resilience.
She chairs the Nelson Mandela Bay Health and Wellness Focus Group in partnership with the NMB Business Chamber.

Topic: Minding our Many Selves
Benefits: Re-connecting to our many selves through the heart and breath to re-establish psychological integration as well as spiritual opening. She will work on your inner dialogue as a restorative practice and a tool for self healing.

DATE: Tuesday 5th of July
TIME: 6.30 PM
PRICE: ZAR 100
TOPIC: Minding our Many Selves

Included in 7day conference package


Dr Rona Newmark

Educational Psychologist Professor at Stellenbosh University
BPrimeED (UP)
BA Hons (UNisa),Med (Psych) (UP), PhD (SU)

Breathworker.  Holotropic breath work and general breathwork therapist

Topic: Breath of Life…

discussion about breathwork

DATE: Thursday 7th of July
TIME: 2.00 PM
PRICE: ZAR 100
TOPIC: Breath of life … discussion about breathwork

Included in 7day conference package


Psych.Tembile Ndzngi

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (Fort Hare University) B.A.Hons(Clinical Psychology) B.A.Hons(Psychometry) MBA ( in progress) NMMU Rebirthee and owner of the first O2CHAIR in SA
Medical Intuitive who owns Health Haven Clinic – the first alternative clinic in S.A to diagnose and give medical profiles single handedly and without help from Conventional Medicine.
I also provide treatment protocols that have yielded phenomenal results and earned me the respect of some conventional doctors.T.V Producer of a health and wellness show which is also the first of its kind in the history of S.A medicine. “ Dr Alternative”

Topic: "We have been given healing techniques by the Universe to help humanity, but fear is debilitating us!"

DATE: Sunday 3rd of July
TIME: 6.30 PM
PRICE: ZAR 100
Topic: We have been given healing techniques by the Universe to help humanity, but fear is debilitating us!

Included in 7day conference package


Dr Ela Manga

Medical Doctor: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1998.
Internship and community service at Johannesburg General Hospital
General Practice for 5 years.
Experienced breathwork facilitator and trainer
Has taken breathwork to schools, organisations and special interest groups as well as running practitioner training programs.

Topic: "The Role of Breathwork in Energy Management and Treatment of Burnout"

In the last 10 years, Dr Manga has crafted a unique holistic approach to wellness, combining the principles of eastern philosophy, yoga, mindfulness and western medicine.
Through this methodology, she supports both individuals and teams in healing the effects of stress and burnout.
She uses modern medicine as a framework to delve deeper into the root causes of illness by drawing on safe and natural healing systems.

Dr Manga will discuss her refined framework of the principles of energy shaped by her medical background, integrative medicine, the latest advances in neurobiology, real life stories and most importantly the role of breathwork as the core skill in energy management.

Being passionate with mindfulness back into medicine and inspiring conscious living as a way of restoring and supporting health and wellbeing.
Ela specialises in “Energy Management” which is vital in today’s fast paced ever changing environment, and her book on the subject is scheduled for publication in 2016.

Dr. Manga works in the corporate environment as a speaker, coach, and facilitator, leading wellness workshops and events. She is a consultant to high performers and major companies including Deloitte SA. She has spent the last year creating, designing and facilitating “ The Energy Labs” for the Energy Journey, an exciting initiative at Deloitte Consulting, South Africa. Ela regularly contributes to health publications including Longevity Magazine, and appears as a medical expert on various national TV and radio shows.

Benefits:

- You will gain deeper insight into the concept of 'Burnout' from a holistic perspective, why it has become the epidemic of the digital age.
- you will see how so many of the common alignments and medical conditions we deal with are as a result of the ' energy system' gone wrong through Dr Manga's unique ' 'energy zone map'
- you will get a sneak preview of her new book on Energy management where she will share some of the stories from her book
- you will see how to use  ' Recovery Loops'  to support your energy system.
- we will look at how the breath creates neurobiological changes that wakes up body mind and heart intelligence and taps into the source of all energy.
- Dr Manga will share some the techniques that she has found to be most effective in her medical practice

DATE: Saturday, 2nd of July
TIME: 6.30 PM
PRICE: ZAR 100
Title: The Role of Breath in Energy Management and treatment of Burn Out

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Dan Brule

Dan Brulé is a modern day teacher and healer. He is a world-renown pioneer in the field of Breathwork, and leader of the worldwide Spiritual Breathing movement. Dan is one of the originators of Breath Therapy, and was among the first group of Internationally Certified Rebirthers. He is a leading member of Inspiration University, the International Rebirthers Association and the International Breathwork Foundation. He is a master of Prana Yoga (the Hindu Science of Breath), and of Chi Kung/Qigong (Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises)

Spiritual Breathing To Transform The Mind-Body System And To Embody Our Highest Self.
You may have noticed that things are heating up on this planet. Things are intensifying. An acceleration, a quickening is underway, and it's leading to an evolutionary leap.
In order to make this leap, to survive it, we need to learn how to open and expand,and to relax and let go. We need to lift ourselves and each other up to the next higher level.
We need to shake off our limited programs and conditioning like a dog shakes off water. We need to let the peace and power of our source shine through.

Dan has been studying and teaching Breathwork since 1976. He has trained more than 100,000 people in over 45 countries. He will share the latest breakthroughs in the art and science of breathwork, and offer participants an opportunity to take their experience of breath to the next higher level of being. For more information, and to prepare for this event, visit: www.breathmastery.com

Topic: "Better Breathing for Better Health"

Benefits.

We can awaken and develop those abilities when we play with the breath in certain ways. What’s more, something very remarkable happens in us when we train our breathing mechanism to automatically respond in certain ways to stressful events (internal or external)... There are breathing patterns that lock pain and fear and dis-ease in the body, and there are breathing patterns that dissolve and release pain and fear and dis-ease. When we train these resourceful breathing patterns into our system, we don’t have to think about being loving or kind, we don’t have to try to be patient or understanding, we don’t have to focus on being calm or creative. Instead, we automatically tend to think and feel, and naturally behave in these ways! We will be focusing on the power and potential of breathwork to free ourselves from physical, emotional, and psychological suffering, to remain blissful, ecstatic, loving, and creative, even in the most difficult moments of life… We will be focusing on breathing exercises and techniques used by elite athletes, warriors, yogis, and masters... because ordinary people deserve the same level of health, freedom, creativity, and aliveness!

DATE: Monday, 4th of July
TIME: 6.30 PM
PRICE: ZAR 100
Topic: Better Breathing for Better Health

Included in 7day conference package


Jean Mathews Wildervanck

MA (SS) Mental Health (Unisa), B Soc Sc (UFS)

Jean teaches Emotional, Cultural and Spiritual Intelligence at the NMMU Business School. She also convenes the 104 Open Learning Community and is currently spearheading a social entrepreneurship project, Nation building Choice by Conscious Choice. She has presented leadership training throughout East Africa and South East Asia. Jean has long been a student of world religions concluding that wisdom and peace can only be found by tapping the well spring of our inner knowing. More about Jean on http://www.futurelinknow.co.za

Topic: "Essential Oneness, a Vibrant Hue of Colours"

Right now there is a great amount of social change and civic unrest happening across the world; the demographics of countries and nations are being rewritten even as long held norms and values are being questioned. With change and difference comes tension and its becoming all the more tangible. Time to breathe!
It feels as if we are on the cusp of a whole new way of being in the world.
Spiral dynamics offers us a way to look at difference and sameness. It uses the colours red, purple, blue, orange, green, yellow and turquise to speak about levels of consciousness in a way that is constructive and respectful. When this understanding is combined with the practice of breathwork we become aware of our essential oneness and there is the possibility of co-creating a world we all want to be part of.

Barbara Marx Hubbard talks about the birthing of a new humanity. I believe this is possible and it starts with the breath.

Benefits: This talk celebrates the diversity and multi-facettedness of humanity and how the practice of breathwork not only helps us cope in the maelstrom of everyday life, but puts us in touch with the space in between, our inner knowing, our higher selves.

DATE: Monday, 4th of July
TIME: 2.00 PM
PRICE: ZAR 100
Topic: Essential Oneness, a Vibrant Hue of Colours

Included in 7day conference package


Kevin Holmes

My training over the 4 years involved in the specialty of Psychiatry in the UK has involved
working in teams covering a large variety of clients: Inpatient Working Age and Older Adult
Psychiatric Services, Community Older Adults Service, Community Learning Disability Services,
Working Age Community Crisis Team, Psychological Therapy Services and Early Intervention in
Psychosis Team.
This work involved a variety of individual assessment, diagnotic work and treatment and
management of cases. Services were provided working alongside a range of different other
professionals, including nurses, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists and
mental health support workers. As part of the general Psychiatry Speciality training I worked
with clients on 1-1 therapy, using Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, supported by a supervising
Consultant Psychotherapist. The following two cases explore typical scenarios of
patients/clients that are supported by mental health services.
Over the 4 years of Psychiatry training I have passed all of the formal examinations required to
gain Membership of the Royal College of Psychiaty in the UK. However, my experiences have
suggested to me that I had still only seen a limited perspective of what was happening for my
clients, and that this limited perspective, and the somewhat fragmentary approach of Western
medicine, was perhaps also limiting the potential growth for my clients.
It was interesting to be involved in my client’s treatment both from the medical psychiatric
perspecitve (e.g. ICD/DSM diagnoses, formulation and medication treatment) and the
psychotherapist’s perspective (e.g. involved in a therapeutic relationship and understanding
underlying dynamics). However, I still felt that I was missing something and the two following
cases give a flavour of how breathwork seems to provide the potential to unlock client’s own
inderstandings, when they can appear quite stuck to both themselves and the system that is
attempting to support them. These cases are not uncommon and to me represent a significant
unmet need in terms of clients that struggle to progress their healing or healing processes that
are painfully slow, not to mention the drain on stretched mental and physial health support
resources.

DATE: Sunday, 3rd of July
TIME: 2.00 PM
PRICE: ZAR 100
Topic: Breathwork: The potential from a UK psychiatrist’s perspective

Included in 7day conference package


Wim Hof Method by Tom Stijven

You are welcome to experience the breathing ON ICE.
TOM Stijven using the WIM HOF method to strengthen our immune system.

Who is Tom Stijven?
I am Tom Stijven, born in 1967, married to Jolanda and father of two daughters.
I live with my family in Dessel Belgium, about 40km south of the Dutch city Eindhoven.
In the period 2008-2014 I had serious health problems, I suffered from constant myalgia (always tired and
painful legs) and it kept getting worse, up to the point where I couldn’t work anymore. Then I had to shut
down my construction business and ended up in sick-leave. After consulting doctors and specialist for more
than 2 years I still didn’t have a diagnosis, and in desperation the doctors advised me to go to a pain clinic. I
wisely declined that offer. However in that same week –coincidence or not- my mother told me she saw a
documentary about the Iceman Wim Hof and his method. After watching that documentary on the internet I
immediately registered for a weekend course at Innerfire, in that one weekend I came back to live, in no time
my pains disappeared and I was able to function again. I immediately decided to become an instructor in this
method because I wanted to share this knowledge with the world. The method is so simple and so powerful
and I am convinced it can bring relieve to thousands of people.My first encounter with the Wim Hof method
was in May 2014 and up to now I haven’t had any complaints, and I am working fulltime again. I never before
felt so strong and vital, both mental and physical.
I am a certified instructor in the Wim Hof method and Just Breathe is the company I started to be able to
share this method. My workshops take place in Dessel in a modern martial arts dojo with all facilities
(lockers, dressing rooms, showers and free parking area). Come to a workshop and experience the benefits
yourself! Life will never be the same!

DATE: Tuesday 5th of July
TIME: 2.00 PM
DURATION: 4 hours
PRICE: ZAR 300

Included in 7day conference package


WORKSHOPS

Healing Generational Traumas – Wilfried Ehrmann

Case story: Linn, 33, comes for a session. She has a story of 20 years of drug addiction, presently in detoxification. She feels that she carries something inside her which does not belong to her. After leading her back to her line of ancestors, she feels that her great grandmother has be abused during the war. After healing this generational trauma, she feels free of that burden and to live her own life from now on. The session took 40 minutes and changed her life.

Unresolved issues in our generational line cause irritations in our lives and we do not know where they come from.
In this workshop, you will learn how to detect and resolve such themes with the help of breath.

Dr. Wilfried Ehrmann
Psychotherapist, Breathwork Trainer
Book- and Blogauthor
Organizer of GIC 2017

DATE: Saturday 2nd of July
TIME: 3.30 PM
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: ZAR 300

Included in 7day conference package


SOUND & BREATH - with Soul Voice® Founder Karina Schelde

Sound assists us to moderate our energy flow, release emotions and bring us to the vibrational core of our being, together with the breath.
Breath is the gateway to voice…

Free your creative voice expression & discover your voice’s unique soul resonance and its healing abilities, in playfulness & with vulnerability.
…If you have a voice, you can sound!

“It is from breath awareness that we develop a full and rich voice resonance, a stronger connection to soul and emotions. Breath and voice cannot be separated.”
from ‘Expression into Freedom’, Karina Schelde

KARINA Schelde is an internationally recognized pioneer in sound healing & voice therapy, and a passionate and dynamic facilitator and presenter. Originally Certified Rebirther from Leonard Orr, now combining breathwork wisdom with sound work.

DATE: Monday, 4th of July
TIME: 3.30 PM
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: ZAR 300

Included in 7day conference package


Lachen zonder reden – rire sans raison - laughing for no reason

Jean Vandersmissen en Marie-Louise Deschepper - Lachanimators – animateurs de rire – Laughing animators

DATE: Monday, 4th of July
TIME: 3.30 PM – (In the convention room or on the beach with good weather)
DURATION: 1,5 hours
PRICE: ZAR 150

Included in 7day conference package


Breathing into the womb - Marie Rose Windels

Wet Rebirthing is a great experience I’d like to share with people who have done at least 15 one on one sessions…or facilitators who’d like to enjoy a wet rebirthing session.
In the lukewarm wáter you’ll flash back into the  womb . You will rebirth eachother in the water. I will introduce you to this marvel and take the time to clarify your experience.
Two facilitators who want to learn the wet Rebirthing Technique are more then welcome….





Marie Rose Windels - Mindfull Rebirther, Conscious Connected Breathworker, Author and Breathing Circle and seminar facilitator within Breath Unlimited, O2CHAIR facilitator in Benelux and SA

DATE: Thursday 7th of July
TIME: 3.30 PM
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: ZAR 300

Included in 7day conference package


We are all made of stories, not of atoms! - by Danielle Dewilde

We all  carry stories around with us and desire to share them. Many of these stories define who we have been in the past. If we are unconscious of the myths living within us,  they continue to define who we are in the present and who we will probably become in the future.  To generate new possibilities it is necessary ‘re-storyiçng’  our repertoire. What needs to shift in order for actions to be taken so the results will be realized?

During this workshop, we will experience powerful coaching tools in order to take responsability and power. We will work with specific transformational coaching tools and the power of collective intelligence.
The workshop will be held outside, in Nature, as we will combine Empowering Stories with the principles of medicine walk and vision quest.

Danielle De Wilde is breathworker, holistic professional trainer-coach and Dance & Movement therapist,. She has been trained by  Sondra Ray, Leonard Orr, Bo Wahlström, Jasmuheen, Peggy Dylan, Alberto Villoldo, Miranda Gray …and several native teachers. She is facilitating an International Fire Walk Leader Program in France, and is director of the institute BAO Elan Vital Personal Development, Coaching and Mentoring http://www.baogroup.be/ in Brussels and Bruges

DATE: to be announced
TIME: 3.30 PM
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: ZAR 300

Included in 7day conference package


Pneuma Breathwork

Pneuma Breathwork is a revolutionary practice, at once profound and easy to to do which naturally gives access to Extra-ordinary or Transpersonal States of awareness. These states allow for the exploration of the most subtle and refined internal dimensions of the psyche.
The practice of sustained breathing accompanied by a specially designed musical sequence combined with a focused intention and state of awareness allows us to investigate pre-conscious and unconscious aspects of the psyche. The practice can consist of an infinite variety of possible experiences, ranging from physical-energetic, emotional release, the comprehension of unresolved aspects of our personal history, to the direct experience of transpersonal or spiritual reality such as: karma, dharma, reincarnation and past lives, the multidimensionality of the universe, ecstatic experiences of profound connection etc. all of which can bring about greater comprehension and lead to the transcendence of states of suffering.

Alessandra Brunelli, Medical Doctor

DATE: Sunday, 3rd of July
TIME: 3.30 PM
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: ZAR 300

Included in 7day conference package


Breathing positive thoughts (affirmations) into your celstructure - by Geert De Vleminck (Belgium)

In the first part we will discover how negative thoughts influence our quality of life and how we can change these into positive transformative thoughts. In this workshop you will be able to create affirmations that will change your life and we will work on your personal affirmations.
In the second part we will breathe these affirmations into your cellstructure so every cell in your body knows. We re-program our body by breathing into the cell structure.

Geert De Vleminck (Belgium), Rebirther, Personal Coach, Breathing Circle facilitator, Energetic practioner, Trainer.

DATE: Sunday 3rd of July
TIME: 3.30 PM
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: ZAR 300

Included in 7day conference package


TEAM: Together Each Achieves More - by Danielle Dewilde

‘The time of the lone wolf is over
The time of the Lone Wolf is over! Gather yourselves!
Banish the word ‘struggle’ from your attitude and vocabulary. Hopi prophecy.

Collaborative intelligence is crucial.
How can diversity be a blessing and how can we use the power of a team to grow as an individual?  How can we honour the differences in order to create abundance together for the best of all? How is a group evolving to a commited team and what are the caracteristics of a performing group of individuals?
In this workshop you will experience some very practical tools to reach the heart of people, to empower each other and to bring the best out them.

Danielle De Wilde is holistic professional trainer-coach and Dance & Movement therapist , director of the institute BAO Elan Vital Personal Development, Coaching and Mentoring http://www.baogroup.be in Brussels and Bruges.   She has been working for more than 30 years with individuals and groups in the social profit sector and with executives in corporations, National Coordinator of IBF for 20 years, She served as vice-president  Belgium of the International Coaching Federation   She is also facilitating Breathing Circles.

DATE: to be announced
TIME: 3.30 PM
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: ZAR 300

Included in 7day conference package


Heinz Gerd and Lera Lange will be offering during the GIC 2016

Afternoon sessions:

1 session of  - Trancebreath  (3hrs) (Part of our 5-day „Energy detox“ program)
Experiential breathing session on the first day.

Starting with blindfoldeded dancing/breathing to lead into a music-lead vigorous mouth breathing session (related to holotropic breathwork) phantastic music, powerful experience! Move out the cob webs from your system!!!!

DATE: Saturday, 2nd of July
TIME: 3.30 PM
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: ZAR 300

Included in 7day conference package



1 session of Breath of light - Clearing your subtle energy body (3hrs)
Introduction into subtle energy body anatomy (talk with powerpoint) followed by a guided nose breathing session to specificallly breathe subtle pranic energy to charge and clear your energy system (2hrs). (Part of our 5-day „Become who you really are“ program)

DATE: Thursday 7th of July
TIME: 3.30 PM
DURATION: 3 hours
PRICE: ZAR 300

Included in 7day conference package



1 session of Relationship detox (3hrs)
Powerful exercises and communication dydades follow by a cleansing breathing session. Cleanse and detox your relatioships and communication patterns. (Part of our 5.day relationship healing program)

 

Morning sessions

Chakrabreathe  vigorous breathing session though the chakras
Movementmeditation opening to new body movements with music
Endorphin meditation  sitting meditation with guided visialisation


Breath & Sound

Sound assists us to moderate our energy flow, release emotions and bring us to the vibrational core of our being, together with the breath.
Breath is the gateway to voice…
Free your creative voice expression & discover your voice’s unique soul resonance and its healing abilities, in playfulness & with vulnerability, assisted by breath awareness and control.

“It is from breath awareness that we develop a full and rich voice resonance, a stronger connection to soul and emotions. Breath and voice cannot be separated.”
KARINA from ‘Expression into Freedom’

Karina Schelde - Certified Rebirther with Leonard Orr.. Certified Counselor, Bodyworker, Actress. Founder of Soul Voice®


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