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What people say 

I did the session on Skype with Brigitte (I'm from Finland), and it worked out beautifully. I can highly recommend this 1 hour Rebirthing session with wonderful Brigitte! The session is specially good, if you have a particular issue on your mind and body. Brigitte guides you there with her warmth and deep compassion. And helps you to find your own unique beauty and power.

Anja, Finland

I have found Brigitte to be an extremely skillful healer. She has helped me to find my deepest healing, being right there with me every step of the way, responding with exquisite gentleness and sensitivity. I feel completely safe and wholly nurtured in her presence. 
After many years of deadening depression and illness I experience life and joy return after the first session and in the days following the session. I saw clearly what I needed in my life for my wellbeing and  felt strong enough to make the changes.
I have had 2 sessions over approx. 3 weeks and I feel fundamental shifts have taken place in my whole being, leaving me strong, happy, motivated and excited. 
I am full of heartfelt gratitude and love for Brigitte and her wonderful work.


Rebirthing with Brigitte has accelerated my learning and helped me understand myself enormously.

This has bought new clarity to my relationships and enabled me to change how I present myself to the world.

It is hard to justify the time and expense of doing work like this, but believe me it will pay you handsome dividends – as it did me.

The option to change oneself is available to those willing to work with Brigitte and the breathe.

Alex Nicholas

Senior Mgr – FTSE 100 Business

I had five sessions with Brigitte. I found them really useful and insightful and she was brilliant in helping me to feel safe, supported and free to explore sometimes uncomfortable aspects of myself.

Her calmness and respectful but strong presence empowered me to go to unexpected emotions, without feeling either self-conscious or responsible for her (quite a breakthrough for me!).

Anyone contemplating using rebirthing as a tool for self-exploration should find her a valuable partner in that search.


Brigitte brings a whole holistic approach to her work as well as attention to the detail of what is happening. Her absolute faith in the interconnectedness in everything that is going on and steadiness in this and that “nothing is wrong” is a great container to work in. It think it takes a lot to hold this work and I think Brigitte holds it with a lot of gentleness but steadiness.

More about Brigitte 

Brigitte trained as a Rebirther in Venezuela with Viola Edward in 1995 and has been working with the Breath since, facilitating individual and group sessions in various countries. She is now training rebirthers and breathworkers both in the UK and in France and Belgium.

In 2009 she started, together with Doug Sawyer, the Avalon Institute of Rebirthing (AIR), a Rebirthing school offering a comprehensive professional training as well as a supervision programme.

Brigitte is a practitioner member of the British Rebirth Society (BRS), the national body of professional Rebirthers. 
Between 2008 and 2012, she was the President of the
International Breathwork Foundation (IBF), which groups professional Breathworkers and people interested in the Breath in more than 22 countries all around the world. She is now heading an IBF project aimed at bringing Conscious Breathwork to the world through its major internatiional Organisations.

Brigitte was born and grew up in the French speaking part of Switzerland. At 16, choosing a career was not easy. She couln't think of anything that would encompass all of her passions: the world, its people and making a difference. She ended up graduating as an economist and worked for many years for the Swiss government and  for an NGO in Lesotho (Southern Africa). Those were very good jobs, but her quest continued.

In 1985, she started to inquire on the path of personal development and her life got better and better. Rebirthing was particularly instrumental in doing so. She loved the way it looked after the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies all at once, with such gentleness and "effectiveness".

Brigitte believes that the most powerful way to make the world a better place is to start with ourselves. After all these years she is more than ever passionate about the world, its people and making a difference, but now she has found the career that matches all these passions perfectly.

Brigitte has been living in the UK for the last 20 years, with her husband Alan and their daughter Zoe. She works in English, French and Spanish.



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