We teach people to normalize their breathing so as to improve their sleep and their health.

How you can learn to sleep well

cpap

You know that you can cope with one or two nights of poor sleep. But if poor quality sleep persists your ability to function and your health will be  compromised.

Some ten years ago life was a struggle for me. Quality sleep eluded me. My energy levels were low. I struggled with depression and my concentration levels were low. My memory recall was not good.

At 48 years of age I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnoea. Eventually I  began to use a prescribed Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) apparatus to provide some relief – which it did. But after two months I could no longer tolerate CPAP.  I sought another form of treatment. By becoming aware of how I breathed and by learning to change how I breathed I gained substantial benefits. Those benefits included regaining quality sleep, greater energy levels, improved mental and physical health, including greater alertness  and higher concentration levels.

Unexpected benefits included weight loss and a deep sense of calm.  I felt in control of my health and began to look forward to the day ahead. The benefits I have obtained are permanent benefits.

I teach a Mindful Buteyko Breathing Course. You can read about further details of the Course on this website.

I am an Associate Practitioner certified by the Buteyko Institute of Breathing & Health and I also hold a certificate in the Buteyko Breathing Method issued by Patrick McKeowen of Buteyko Clinic International.

In 2019 I became a certified Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness after completing a 72 hour Course conducted by Liana Taylor, Clinical Psychologist and founder of  the Australian Institute of Applied Mindfulness. I support the regular practice of Mindfulness Meditation.

I welcome any enquiries you may have.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE – CORONAVIRUS

The information on this page has been sourced from a post by the Coronavirus Resource Center published on 15 March 2020 by Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School.

 

As you will be aware the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 is within our community and spreading amongst our population.

Coronaviruses are an extremely common cause of colds and other upper respiratory infections. COVID-19 has caused older people  (60 years or older) and those older people with underlying medical problems like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart failure, high blood pressure, lung disease or diabetes to be more likely to develop severe illness or to die.

There is currently no vaccine available to treat COVID-19.

It is recommended to stop or slow down the spread of COVID-19 by engaging in strict social distancing without delay. This is also the case for people whose immune system is compromised.

Social distancing refers to people maintaining a distance of 2 metres between each other to avoid infecting or becoming infected.

The virus is spread by a person breathing in droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes or by touching an infected surface and then touching one’s mouth, nose or eyes.

It is important to appreciate that some people infected with the virus have no  symptoms. If symptoms are present one commonly experiences low grade fever, body aches, coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose and sore throat. More severe symptoms may be experienced such as high fever, severe cough and shortness of breath.

The time from exposure to symptom onset (known as the incubation period) has yet to be determined. Based on current information symptoms can appear as early as 3 days from exposure to as long as 13 days from exposure. Recent research has found that the average incubation period is about 5 days.

FUTURE COURSE INFORMATION

In recognition of the existence of COVID-19 and the need to:

  1. responsibly manage and implement the recommendations made by the Coronavirus Resource Center
  2. respect the health and well being of the client

 

Learn to Sleep well will be conducting the Mindful Buteyko Breathing Course via Zoom until further notice. We are also offering Consultations via Zoom over 2 or 3 sessions. Please email if you are interested in this option.

Please note that although a shortness of breath is often a regular condition accompanying a respiratory disorder involving dysfunctional breathing it appears that you are likely to experience a fever, amongst other symptoms, before COVID-19 is present. If in any doubt please consult your local Doctor to see if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

 

Need Urgent Relief?

If you are struggling because of poor sleep there are a few measures you can immediately take.

From The Blog...

March 5, 2020

10 tips to achieving better sleep hygiene

Bring awareness to your breathing Are you breathing regularly? Do you hold your breath? Do you mouth breathe? Do you breathe only with your upper chest? […]
February 19, 2020

How Mindful are you?

  Are you familiar with any of these situations? You tend to walk quickly to where you are going without noticing your surroundings as you pass […]
November 3, 2019

CPAP – there is a better way

As a former CPAP user, I am aware of the many arguments for and against the use of CPAP in controlling obstructive sleep apnoea. CPAP is […]