Mindful Buteyko Breathing Course or Consultations
What will the Course teach me?
The Course (5 sessions, including a free information seminar, over a 4 week period) will teach you how to normalize your breathing by:
- learning and practising a series of therapeutic breathing exercises
- practising mindfulness techniques which assist you in re-learning and changing lifetime breathing habits
- gaining an understanding of the science behind what is taught
- adopting lifestyle recommendations that involve
- sleep hygiene
What effect does the Course have on my medication and or CPAP use?
As a member of the Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health international best practice medication guidelines are followed.
This means that all medication and prescribed CPAP use is to be continued until such time as certain standards have been reached as outlined in the Course and approval is gained from the client’s medical practitioner concerning decreased medication and CPAP use.
As a matter of practice during the Course clients experience improvements in quality of sleep following a reduction and elimination of snoring and apnoea and the reduction or elimination of asthma reliever medication.
What conditions will the Course address?
The Course provides significant improvement for many conditions including the following:
- Sleep Apnoea
- Stress management
- Hay fever
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Restless legs syndrome
- Panic attacks
- General breathing disorder
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary/Airways Disease (COPD)/(COAD)
Interested in taking the course?
IMPORTANT MESSAGE – CORONAVIRUS OR COVID-19
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 Information about the Course and Consultations
In recognition of the existence of COVID-19 and the need to:
- responsibly manage and implement the recommendations made by the Coronavirus Resource Center
- 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. If you are interested in either of these options please visit the following page:
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.