Stig Severinsen, MSc Biology & PhD Medicine, 4x Freediving World Champion, Multiple Guinness World Record Holder, Founder of Breatheology®, Author of the best selling book “Breatheology – The Art Of Conscious Breathing”, Coach, Mentor & Explorer

Background

Severinsen has a degree in biology and a Ph.D. in medicine. He began experimenting with holding his breath as a child at the bottom of his parents’ pool.

He started swimming at the age of 6 and was awarded National Champion four years in a row at 9, 10, 11 and 12. From 1993 – 2003 he played underwater rugby and was a member of the Danish national team.

During university studies in Barcelona, Spain in 1998 – 1999, he played underwater hockey on the Spanish national team.

A fascination with long breath holds underwater drew him to the world of free diving

July 19 2003

AIDA Freediving World Record – Dynamic Apnea without fins (DNF)

Stig Severinsen breaks the AIDA Freediving World Record Dynamic Apnea without fins (DNF) in Aarhus, Denmark, swimming 166 meters on a single breath. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

September 28 2003

AIDA Freediving World Record – Constant Weight without fins (CNF)

Stig Severinsen breaks the AIDA Freediving World Record Dynamic Apnea without fins (CNF) in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, swimming 61 meters with a constant weight WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

June 16 2007

AIDA Freediving World Record – Dynamic Apnea (DYF)

Stig Severinsen breaks the AIDA Freediving World Record Dynamic Apnea (DYF) in Aarhus, Denmark, swimming 225 m on a single breath with fins WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

May 5 2009
Breatheology book published in Danish

Breatheology book published in Danish

The first version of the bestelling Breatheology book is published in Danish (Træk Vejret – mere energi, mindre stress) is released for Danish speakers. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

January 30 2010

Launch of the Breatheology online platform

Stig Severinsen launches the Breatheology online platform during the Copenhagen Diveshow and Travel Fair 2010 with the goal to become the world’s leading community for all aspects of breathing and breath holding. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

April 1 2010
Guinness World Record – Longest time breath held voluntarily (male)

Guinness World Record – Longest time breath held voluntarily (male)

Stig Severinsen became the first person in the world to hold his breath for over 20 minutes when he held his breath for 20 minutes and 10 seconds in a tank full of sharks at the Kattegat Centre in Grenaa, Denmark WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

November 21 2010
Bestseller book – Breatheology “The Art of Conscious Breathing” – published

Bestseller book – Breatheology “The Art of Conscious Breathing” – published

The first publication of Breatheology “The Art of Conscious Breathing” is published in English which lays the groundwork for the Breatheology Method and becomes a bestseller. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

November 30 2010

TEDxOdense – How to Hold Your Breath for 20 Minutes

Stig delivers a talk at TEDxCopenhagen titled How to Hold Your Breath for 20 Minutes where he goes into detail how he manage to hold his breath for more than 20 minutes long and how controlling our breath means controlling our lives. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

May 5 2012

Guinness World Record – Longest time breath held voluntarily (male)

Stig Severinsen reclaims his title as he holds his breath under water for 22 minutes during the production of the Discovery Channel show “Superhuman Showdown” in London and earning him the title Ultimate Superhuman WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

November 22 2012
Breatheology Academy course available for the public

Breatheology Academy course available for the public

The Breatheology Acadamy course – the frontrunner of the popular Breatheology Fundamentals course – is made available online for the first time, allowing people from all over the world train whenever they want through online video training. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

April 16 2013

Guinness World Record – Longest swim under ice – Breath held (Fins and diving suit)

Stig Severinsen breaks the Guinness World Record – Longest swim under ice – Breath held (Fins and diving suit) – swimming a distance of 500 feet (152.4 meters) below one meter thick sheet of ice at Qorlotog Lake in East Greenland. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

April 17 2013

Guinness World Record – Longest swim under ice – Breath held (No fins and no diving suit)

Stig Severinsen breaks the Guinness World Record – Longest swim under ice – Breath held (No fins and no diving suit) – swimming a distance of 236 feet (76.2 meters) below a one meter thick sheet of ice at Qorlotog Lake in East Greenland. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

May 27 2015

The PTSD Liberation Workshop in California

PTSD and anxiety training is a very important area for Breatheology to engage strongly in and support. I firmly believe we need a completely new approach to PTSD treatment since the current “system” is clearly not working. Drugs and screwing up an unbalanced brain and hormonal system will never cure..Read More

October 1 2018

Start of the first Breatheology Instructor Program

31 enthusiastic students start with the first day of the very first Breatheology Instructor Program with Stig Severinsen WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

April 13 2019

TEDxOdense – Breath Holding is the New Black

Stig delivers a talk at TEDxOdense titled Breath Holding is the New Black where he puts his world record breaking ice dive in perspective, uncovers the hidden potential of breath holding and gives his opinion of the mainstream approach to treatment of PTSD and addiction. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

July 27 2019

Breatheology in trauma centers and health care

Breatheology has now been officially approved as a treatment for addiction at the Cedars at Cobble Hill, Residential Addiction Treatment Facility just 2 months after Tyler Huston´s completed his certification as a Breatheology Instructor. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

March 27 2020
Breatheology donates free eBook/course and 5000 Airofit devices

Breatheology donates free eBook/course and 5000 Airofit devices

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Breatheology has made Stig’s best-selling eBook “The Art of Conscious Breathing” and the specially crafted Breath Training in Corona Crisis course available for free. In addition, Breatheology has donated 5000 Airofit devices to Danish citizens at risk. WhatsAppRedditShareTweetPinShare

April 29 2020
New Fundamentals 2.0 Goes Live

New Fundamentals 2.0 Goes Live

We have taken our best-selling program – Breatheology Fundamentals – that teaches you how to “Relax on Demand” and expanded its proven Meditation, Visualization and Yoga techniques. ShareWhatsAppRedditTweetPinShare

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