Institute for Integrative Breathwork Therapy

When something ends, something new begins

Dear friends and colleagues, after 44 years, many three-year training cycles have successfully come to an end. We are super grateful for all the experiences we have had together. We would like to thank all the participants, our trainer team and assistants whom we have been able to accompany and from whom we have learned so much. The training institute has been able to accompany many wonderful people over so many years. Thank you.
We will continue to offer further training as Warm Water Training, Master Training and Supervision and of course give individual sessions (also online, for those who live further away). In addition, there will be workshops and chantings several times a year as before.

Atemtherapie Institut Trainer - Hans Mensink

“Conscious Connected Breathing helps us to create a safe environment wherein we can experience our true selves.

If we combine breathing and singing, we can very easily find the way back to our divine core, the land of our soul”


Hans Mensink has been working with Conscious Connected Breathing, Voice Dialogue and Polarity Therapy- and massage since 1978. He conducts trainings in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and the US. He has a private practice in Gennep (Ottersum) and has two sons.

Music is especially important for Hans who used to be a Blues and Rock guitarist. For the better part of 35 years, singing and chanting has been a permanent aspect of his life and work.
“When you sing, your breath is connected and your heart can open by itself.”

Hans enjoys guiding people to together discover their true vocation, and lead them to give it a practical application in daily life.  The core of his work is safety, trust and integrity.



Workshops and Training for self-development and inner growth

Conscious Connected Breathwork has been the core element of our work for more than 45 years. Breathwork is in essence a bridge between thinking and feeling.
By focusing our attention on our breathing we learn to better recognise the numerous facets of our own personalities and we experience that, with a conscious mind and attentive manner, we are able to safely process and deal with our emotions instead of drowning in them. Connected Breathwork acts as a guide to assist you through your journey of inner discovery.

“Supported by the method of Conscious Connected Breathing we, step by step, take back responsibility for our lives, and control of our inner well-being once again shifts back into our own hands.”
Heidi SteinHans Mensink

The next Breathwork Therapy Seminars and Workshops

Breathwork in warm water Workshop
Date - Sun. 16. Feb. 2025, 15:30
Venue Centrum de Bron (Netherlands)
Price 450,- €

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What is Integrative Breathwork Therapy?

By consciously connecting the inhale with the exhale to a relaxing rhythm, our attention gets redirected to what is happening in the body NOW at this time. In this way contact is made between your body and your feelings. Meanwhile the therapist helps the client to relax in this -sometimes-overwhelming experience, and feelings and emotions are individually given earnest attention.


Institute for Integrative Breathwork Therapy Team

Information regarding the trainers of the Institute for Integrative Breathwork Therapy is found on the web page The Team.