About Paul

Paul is a practising lawyer of over 30 years’ experience. For the past 15 years he has specialized in building and construction law disputes. For 3 years or so he practised as a mediator.

Although Paul had sleep apnoea for many decades he only consciously became aware of problems with his sleep over 10 years ago. For many years he endured a lesser quality of life as he struggled with poor sleep and its consequences.

Paul regularly suffered headaches, had low energy levels, suffered with anxiety and depression and often found it difficult to concentrate. He was also overweight. He appreciated that his eating and exercise habits could have been better.

But with hindsight he learned that the underlying problem was related to his breathing. Once Paul’s sleep apnoea was diagnosed following a sleep study he began his odyssey of discovery. That journey led him to undergo both conventional and unconventional medical treatments.

The health benefits Paul obtained from changing his breathing were (and still are) nothing short of amazing. He regained energy, concentration and a sense of calm. He lost almost 10kg in weight and overcame lethargy, anxiety and depression. He no longer suffered headaches.

Paul wrote Breathless Sleep…no more as he did not want others to endure the suffering that he endured. His mother was a very unwell person. Paul now believes that most of her ailments were related to her dysfunctional breathing. Her sleep apnoea manifested as one of the consequences of her dysfunctional breathing . But she was not given the opportunity to address her sleep disorder as it was not medically diagnosed. She died younger than she should have and while many of her associated medical ailments remained unresolved.

Following publication of his book Paul was made a Fellow of Buteyko Professionals International. In 2016 Paul was trained by Patrick McKeowen of Buteyko Clinic International.

In 2017 he undertook further training with Paul O’Connell in the Buteyko Institute Method of Breathing Retraining.

Paul is an Associate Practitioner of the Buteyko Institute of Breathing & Health.