“The ‘Spirit of Breath’ allows us to make contact with our true life force and connects us with an energy that is larger than ourselves. “
For Tilke, the integration of spirituality in daily life is of substantial importance. The basis of her work is unconditional acceptance, respect, integrity and love. In this unconditionally loving environment the client can once again become aware of their true selves, their essence and through that the deeper sense of life. The breath functions as a bridge between thinking and feeling and opens the path to our divine core.
Since 1978 Tilke has given private sessions and leads groups in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain and England. Apart from Breathwork and relationship work, she also uses Voice Dialogue. She is an experienced therapist, coach, supervisor and trainer. She has a private practice in Naarden-Vesting (NL). She is mother to a daughter and a son and by now has six grand kids.
After graduating Tilke studied classical ballet and modern dance at the Dancing Academy of Rotterdam. Her interest for the art of breathing was awakened by this experience for it is precisely the breath that directs the movements of modern dance. Tilke has followed intensive trainings in breathwork led by Leonard Orr, Dyana Yogi, Sondra Ray and various other notable trainers.
Out of this combination of movement and breath sprung a form of bodywork that deeply infiltrates and enables you to be more grounded, truly to be, and helps you to combine sensitivity and strength.
Tilke has attended intensive trainings in Voice Dialgoue and the Psychology of Selves by Hal & Sidra Stone, and studied Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), as well as Family Constellations by Bert Hellinger, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Polarity therapy and massage. She is Avatar Master.
Author of the book “The Art of Integrative Therapy”
In 2009, Tilke wrote a book, “The Art of Integrative Therapy” – Healing the Past on a Soul Level – A book to ease the life of therapists and inspire their clients.
Her book is translated in German as “Die Kunst der integrativen Atemtherapie” – Die Vergangenheit auf Seelenebene heilen – Ein Buch um das Leben von Therapeuten zu erleichtern und ihre Klienten zu inspirieren.
Education, Training and Experience
Breathwork Therapy Institute Trainer – Tilke Platteel-Deur
|1956 – 1959||Dancing Academy of Rotterdam, ballet and Modern Dance|
|1972 – 1974||Polarity therapy and massage|
|1977 – 1979||Trainings with Leonard Orr, Dyana Yogi, Sondra Ray and others|
|1979||Founding of the Institute for Integrative Breathwork Therapy with Hans Mensink|
|1980 – 1983||Training in Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves, Hal Stone Ph.D. and Sidra Stone Ph.D.|
|1983 – 1984||Training in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)|
|2000 – 2004||President of the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF)|
|2006||Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)|
|2007||Training in Peak States of Consciousness|
|Since 2010||Board member of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA)|