Studies in psychology, philosophy and medicine. Degree in psychology (Diplom Psychologist) at the university of Erlangen in 1977.
After his studies, Gunter Freude worked as a trainer for personality development, communication and team promotion and founded the private business academy TIP TRAINING in Nuremberg.
In 1980 he conquered his battle whith severe rheumatic fever by "auto-therapy" using mobilization exercises in thermal water.
Since then he took a keen interest in integrative physio-psychotherapeutic forms of treatment, received training in e.g. Rolfing and Trager and started to develop and test WATERBALANCING as a method of body-mind-balancing.