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)
The Buteyko Method is well worth doing even though it takes quite a bit of time and dedication. I am definitely getting there, and I can feel the benefits with regard to my panic and anxiety. The method, once learnt, can be practiced more or less anywhere, and so can be incorporated into your life on a daily basis. Janet is an excellent teacher – she explains everything clearly, and does everything she can to help you improve using Buteyko.
(Mary, Manchester 2012)
Before I started buteyko breathing with janet i had been off work for a year with anxiety. The doctor tried me on two medications which only made things worse. I was at a dead end and thought i would never get any better. Then i worked for myself that i had chronic hyperventilation syndrome, anxiety being one of many symptoms of this condition which i was experiencing. Then i found janet’s site and booked on a course. Within two weeks i was off my medication, relaxed, breathing better than ever and ready to go back to work. At the time of writing ive been back in work a month, calmer than ever an wondering why doctors dont know more about this technique.
(Phil, Liverpool 2011)
The Buteyko technique has changed my life. Since doing the exercises my symptons of asthma, IBS and anxiety and depression are virtually gone, my acne has cleared up and i am consistently getting a full nights sleep. I never would have thought that all these symptons were linked to my breathing. I would strongly recommend the Buteyko technique.
(Thomas Martin, language student, Manchester 2010)