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Ingrid Del Ferro

Ingrid Del Ferro • General Director

Ingrid Del Ferro is for more than 25 years next to director, trainer and coach of the Del Ferro Institute founder of The Breathing Academy. She has learned the method directly from the founder, her father Len Del Ferro, and has refined the technique and brought it up to date over the years.

She is author of three books. ‘Spreken is Goud’(Speaking is Gold), ‘Del Ferro Werkboek’(Del Ferro work book), Publishing house Scriptum published her third book ‘Vanzelfsprekend’(Of course).

Ingrid is founder of The Breathing Academy where courses are given to people who want to learn how to breathe efficiently. Top athletes, people who suffer from hyperventilation, burnout and insomnia know to find The Breathing Academy.

Because of her expertise she is a gladly seen guest in many television programs and regularly interviewed by the Dutch and foreign media. She is often seen on German television, but the BBC also knew her and made a report. She was interviewed by Matthijs van Nieuwkerk, the host of a big show on Dutch television, and appeared in lots of talkshows and news programs.

In 1992, after the death of her father Len Del Ferro, she continued and expanded his life’s work. She established a Del Ferro extension in Germany in 2004. Ingrid is a specialist in the field of breath training against stuttering and hyperventilation. She educates Del Ferro teachers and gives various trainings at Del Ferro.


My story

"I want to cry out loud: stuttering is not your destiny! You can do something about it!‘‘

"Despite the methods of acceptance you may know, it's really a fact that everyone can completely overcome stuttering. It's valuable and rewarding work. People are so happy when they have been helped. And not only do they. I once had a beautiful ring from a member of the course. The ring belonged to her grandmother. She had often asked her granddaughter to sign up with us, but the girl herself lost confidence by all the disappointing experiences with speech therapy. But when her grandmother was dying she decided after all to follow her last wish and to participate the 10-day course. Her grandmother was overjoyed that she could nevertheless hear her grandchild speaking fluently in her last days. The girl is a mature woman now. I still have contact with her and the ring...I still have. As a memory." to our wonderful work."

Our video's

Stuttering is annoying for Mogta en wants to get rid of it

Mogta shows that anyone can get rid of stuttering. Mogta ... 

Femke Merel talks about stuttering at 'Jinek'

Femke Merel van Kooten-Arissen, second chamber member of ... 

5-day course in USA after movie

Our international course in Miami, Florida was a big succ... 

Thank you, for helping us stop stuttering. #3

Former students congratulate our teacher Patrick Wijdenes... 

Muard stopped stuttering: testimonial

When we met Muard, he barely spoke. At first, we thought ... 

Andrew stopped stuttering: before & after

When we met Andrew on the first day of the course, he cam... 

Thank you, for helping us stop stuttering. #2

Former students congratulate our teacher Patrick Wijdenes... 

Thank you, for helping us stop stuttering. #1

Former students congratulate our teacher Patrick Wijdenes... 

Safi stopped stuttering: before & after

Safi’s English teacher decided that he wouldn’t read out ... 

Paulo only stuttered during presentations

People who stutter can relate in what they experience. In... 

Maarten and Rene used to stutter and speak fluent now.

Maarten and Rene came to the Del Ferro Institute and want... 

You can overcome your stuttering for good!

Meet Dennis. He overcame his stuttering completely after ... 

Frederick overcame his stuttering 18 years ago

Always great catching up with former students! Frederick... 

You can't stop me...because I don't stutter anymore

Not being able to speak fluent made the world of Stephen ... 

Stephen: the Del Ferro Institute helped me to stop stuttering and be myself.

Stephen did not talk because of his stuttering. He could ... 

Natasha from Singapore feels like the happiest person in the world

Natascha travelled all the way from Singapore to attend t... 

BBC documentary. Stuttering, how to get over it.

The BBC made a documentary about the Del Ferro Institute....