The Buteyko Breathing method course The initial course is normally structured over five days, preferably consecutive, (usually 10 am, Monday to Friday) or within 10 days. Each session lasts for approximately 90 minutes and will teach you the correct way to breathe using the Buteyko Method. Skype sessions are possible too. You will learn Buteyko breathing exercises:
- to clear your nose if blocked or stuffed up
- to monitor your breathing
- to gently correct your breathing
- to quickly tackle panic attacks
- initially to control asthma attacks and soon to prevent them
The course will also cover the effects of food, triggers, hyperventilation attacks, colds and flu management, exercise, how to get a good night’s sleep, and much more. The Buteyko programme is tailored to suit each person and the techniques are taught either one-on-one or in small groups. Personalised attention ensures your safety. Buteyko is not about throwing away medication or machines; instead reductions are done safely as symptoms reduce and with consultation with your doctor when necessary. Therefore the Buteyko method is taught as a complementary rather than an alternative therapy. It is a natural remedy that does not require any herbs, drugs or gadgets. Children’s courses are usually separate from adults.
Programme Fees Normally: Adult: £400 Child: £350 Additional family members: • 1st Member pays full price • 2nd member onwards pays £100.
The programme fee covers: Initial course, Two follow-up sessions, Three month’s helpline support, Three month’s learning support and on-line breathing log. Support material and course notebooks.
You are recommended to keep in regular contact with your coach to ensure that you are on the right track and attend additional sessions if you need them. There is also a very useful online support group for people learning Buteyko where you can “compare notes”. The courses are run in Furness Vale (on the Manchester to Buxton line- close to the railway station). Courses at various venues in the South Manchester area will be planned in the future.