Open Up is founded by Katrien Franken in 2015 and exists to create brave spaces for people to expand their perceptions and consciously breathe and work on their inner growth and wellbeing for themselves, each other and the world.
Our mission is to contribute to transformative learning and healing where skills can be developed for self-empowerment, self-leadership, deeper understanding and wisdom.
Skills which can engage individuals to become active co-creators for a more conscious and sustainable society.
In a therapeutic practice we explore the transformational effects of conscious
connected breathing at the intersection between psychotherapy, neuroscience and the sacredness of life.
We aim to create deeply meaningful changes in people's lives and in society, and encourage an educational and experiential approach in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and discoveries for a mutual growth, understanding, and enrichment.
Breathwork is a practice of self-exploration which takes people far beyond traditional cognitive therapies. It can be both liberating and exhilarating, but also challenging.
In individual and collective experiences we expand and open through utilising the breath, bringing you in a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding, the quality and content brought forth, are unique to each person in that particular time and place.
It is held within safety and guidance to move beyond intellectual understanding to an embodied place of deeper knowing.
Inspire. Connect. Transform
We are pioneering sustainable change through high-quality research and education, but we can’t do it without you. Your gift will fund the development and will help us to create innovative therapies and opportunities for those that need it most. Donate
Hersencentrum GGZ Amsterdam