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

How you can learn to sleep well


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 McKeown of Buteyko Clinic International.

In 2019 I became a certified Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness after completing a 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.


The information on this page contains information from the latest update from the Premier of Victoria, Dan Andrews, regarding mandatory COVID-19 public health measures following 37 days of zero cases.


As at 7 December 2020 the carrying of face masks is mandatory. However, the wearing of masks in Victoria is now only required in areas where people cannot physically distance (that is, at least 1.5 metres).


In recognition of this announcement and the need to:

  1. responsibly manage and implement public health and safety recommendations
  2. respect the health and well being of the client


Learn to Sleep Well is now conducting a face to face Mindful Buteyko Breathing Information Seminar with the balance of the Course sessions via Zoom.

We are also offering 2 or 3 Consultations via Zoom. If you are interested in either of these options please visit the following page:


Our face to face Information Seminar ensures physical distancing while wearing masks and maintaining sanitation in a well-ventilated room.

Please note that a shortness of breath is often a regular condition accompanying a respiratory disorder involving dysfunctional breathing.

In addition to a shortness of breath if you are also experiencing a fever, chills or sweats, loss of smell or taste, cough, runny nose, sore throat please get tested or consult your local Doctor to see if you need to be tested for COVID-19. (refer Victorian Department of Health and Human Services www.dhhs.vic.gov.au )


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