Janet’s Buteyko course has changed everything for me. As a lifelong asthmatic and chronic rhinitis sufferer I had developed really disordered breathing and would frequently hyperventilate and over-breathe. It impacted negatively on so many aspects of my life, mainly my sleep or lack of sleep. Janet has given me the tools to reset my breathing and she has taught me how to breathe through my nose. It has been so effective. She has given me back my sleep, unstuffed my permanently stuffed up nose and gifted me a better quality of life! I have by no means mastered the Buteyko method; I have only just begun. But the beauty of this simple and effective method is that even the basics make such a difference, and almost straight away. Grasping the basics has taken away my fear of my own breathing. I am no longer scared and I feel really optimistic about continuing to see further improvements as I live each day ‘in the method’.
Gill Baker 2022
Before I started working with Janet, I was often tired, woke up tired, headachy, with a stuffed nose and dry mouth and, in hindsight, I can see that I frequently breathed heavily and with my mouth open. I’d known Janet for a while although I hadn’t fully appreciated the scope of Buteyko but I was impressed by the outcomes Janet had achieved for herself and other clients.
Improving my breathing led to vast improvement in many of my health issues during the time I was working with Janet, (some I would not have expected to be impacted) so now I sleep better, have more energy and fewer allergies. I’m much more aware now of my breathing. I’m conscious of the times when I breathe through my mouth, and once I realise I focus on breathing correctly. The biggest realisation for me was that I could walk at my breathing pace rather than trying to breathe faster or more.
Anyone with breathing issues would benefit but I believe being more aware of how we breathe can help everyone. The course worked very well via Zoom and I appreciated Janet’s expertise and knowledge and gentle encouragement. Her support was very generous, and highly recommended.
Nicola Fisher: life coach, business mentor, photographer A Gentler Pace
I am extremely happy that I invested in Buteyko breathing work with Janet Winter. Learning new breathing habits will be an on-going life practice and I am totally encouraged by all the subtle ways my life has improved since learning the Buteyko method. Discovering I can breathe through my nose and not feel like I’m suffocating has been revolutionary; sleeping with my mouth closed has improved my sleep in all sorts of subtle ways. Working with Janet has been a powerful part of my journey in getting rid of a persistent cough and dropping reliance on pharmaceutical drugs.
If you are serious about living with more ease and less coughing I can highly recommend Janet as a sympathetic and supportive teacher, guide and mentor.
(Victoria Brown, Organizational trainer and consultant, California 2018)
I have been struggling with poor sleep, low energy and palpitations for the past five years. Although I have experienced some improvement with various alternative therapies nothing had really resolved my insomnia and consequent exhaustion.
However, since practicing the simple Buteyko breathing exercises I have slept well for the past five weeks and have more energy than I can remember for many years – so much so I am planning a long-distance charity bike ride. I feel generally calmer,
my hands and feet are no longer blocks of ice and my chill blains have disappeared! What a wonderful, simple therapy.
NB Lisa completed her 200 mile bike ride in the highlands of Scotland, raising money for a dyslexia charity!
(Lisa Rutter, Holistic therapist High Peak 2012 )
I came upon the Buteyko method at a particularly anxious time in my life. My responses to stress were clearly having a detrimental effect on my physical well being. This course helped me to understand that I had been hyperventilating for some years. My breathing pattern was erratic: mouth breathing, breath holding or taking deep breaths, sighing and yawning seemed to feature. My family complained about my snoring and my sleep was disrupted. My blood pressure was high.
Initially I found the breathing exercises time consuming but I soon found ways to integrate them into my daily routine as I began to see the benefits of the practice. I feel calmer, more energised and I am sleeping better, without snoring.
The Buteyko method has given me a daily support mechanism and an emergency medical kit when times get hard.
(Teresa, High Peak 2012)
I started visiting Janet 8 weeks ago so I am still working on improving my breathing. The reason for my starting the course was the frequent chest infections I have always been bothered with- and which seem to be lasting longer.
Before I took the Buteyko breathing course I was struggling to get over a type of viral bronchitis. My main problems were exhausting cough, blocked sinuses and poor sleep, with inevitable energy loss and low morale. The GP had advised me to give it time and rest.
I did hesitate before starting the course because of the financial commitment but the symptoms began to improve within the first few days of the breathing course, which was so encouraging. I was amazed how the nose breathing eased the mucus/sinus congestion and rapidly the coughing. Nose breathing at night also brought much improved sleeps.
It is a challenge to do the exercises regularly (and my breath control during speech is my biggest challenge) but I have been amazed at how much my whole quality of life has improved and the welcome sense of calm that comes with practicing the Buteyko breathing exercises.
Janet gave good clear guidance and kind support which made for an enjoyable and positive experience.
(Collette, High Peak 2013)