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Buteyko Clinic International Certification Syllabus

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Buteyko Clinic International practitioner training focuses on both the practical and theoretical application of the original Buteyko Method, enabling you to confidently teach the Buteyko Method to individuals and groups.

There are two levels of training: Certicate and Diploma level

The major difference is in the length and depth of the practical module with Patrick.

Certificate level (4 days) involves theoretical instruction and four days of practical training with some client contact hours (with adults and children).

Diploma level (7 days) involves theoretical instruction and seven days of practical training. There are more client contact hours (with adults and children), role play and practice of teaching the exercises and discussion time than on the Certificate course.

Certificate courses are offered internationally (currently UK, Australia and USA). The Diploma course takes place in Ireland (Patrick’s home country) and in the USA as a hosted training.

Both courses are delivered by Patrick and certify you to teach the Buteyko Method to individuals and groups alike.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate course, you are entitled to use the post-nominal letters Cert BBM.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma course, you are entitled to use the post-nominal letters Dip BBM.

CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA COURSE OBJECTIVES

    • Identify Dysfunctional Breathing Patterns in your client population.
    • Learn to effectively teach the complete Buteyko Clinic Method to children, teenagers and adults.
    • Tailor the Buteyko Clinic Method to a variety of conditions including asthma, anxiety, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
    • Deliver breathing retraining guidelines to help restore physiologically normal breathing.
    • Obtain Certificate or Diploma in Buteyko Breathing Method.
    • Your name, contact details and biography listed on www.ButeykoClinic.com wordwide practitioners’ register.
    • Membership of Buteyko Professionals International (BPI)

PLEASE FIND A SUMMARY OF EACH COURSE SYLLABUS BELOW:

CERTIFICATE IN BUTEYKO BREATHING METHOD

  • Length of Study: 6 months (Education Hours: 100 hours)
  • Module 1: Access to extensive online training portal with Presentations, Videos, Books and Reading Material.
  • Module 2: Practical training with Patrick McKeown. Click for dates and locations
  • Four Day Buteyko Certificate Practical Course Structure.
  • Complete and pass the Test for Certificate level.
  • Communicate with Patrick on your first five clients, documenting the client’s history, exercises taught and progress over a four-six week period. (300 – 500 words per case)
  • Award: Certificate In Buteyko Method

DIPLOMA IN BUTEYKO BREATHING METHOD

  • Length of Study: 6 months – 1 year (Education Hours: 135 hours)
  • Module 1: Access to extensive online training portal with Presentations, Videos, Books and Reading Material.
  • Module 2: Practical training with Patrick McKeown. Click for dates and locations.
  • Seven Day Buteyko Diploma Practical Course Structure.
  • Complete and pass the Test for Diploma level.
  • Communicate with Patrick on your first five clients, documenting the client’s history, exercises taught and progress over a four-six week period. (300 – 500 words per case)
  • Award: Diploma In Buteyko Method

MATERIALS

Following registration, you will receive access to Buteyko International training portal complete with online DVDs of Patrick McKeown teaching the original Buteyko Method to children and adults, Buteyko books, Powerpoint presentations, Training manual and reading material. This enables trainee practitioners to become familiar with theoretical elements of the method prior to practical training.

INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING THE ORIGINAL BUTEYKO METHOD

  • Recognizing Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome (CHVS)
  • Comorbidity of Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome (CHVS)
  • Basics of respiratory physiology

ASSESSING YOUR CLIENT

  • Evaluating your client
  • Assessing dysfunctional breathing
  • Breath hold time as a measurement of breathing pattern
  • Determining best practice based on evaluation and client history

ORIGINAL BUTEYKO BREATHING EXERCISES

  • Importance of relaxation prior to addressing dysfunctional breathing
  • Different breathing approaches to improve body oxygenation
  • Tailoring breathing exercises for asthma of all severities, anxiety, cardiovascular health, children, chronic fatigue, COPD, dento-facial development, diabetes, high blood pressure, IBS, insomnia, maximizing sports performance, obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
  • Simulated high altitude training for athletes

PRACTICAL MODULE- WORKING WITH YOUR CLIENTS

THEORETICAL MODULE

  • Presentations on asthma, anxiety, cardiovascular health, dento-facial development, hay fever/rhinitis, maximizing sports performance, obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and working with children.
  • Biochemistry; oxygen dissociation curve, Bohr effect, pH, carbon dioxide, nitric oxide and oxygen.

MARKETING YOUR BUTEYKO PRACTICE

  • Presenting to healthcare professionals and the general public.
  • Branding your business and creating your website.

FOLLOW UP

  • Indefinite follow-up support is provided by practitioner trainer Patrick McKeown.
  • On completion of exam and case study submissions, practitioners will receive accreditation in the form of a certificate or diploma in the Buteyko Method.
  • Practitioners have the option of joining Buteyko Professionals International.
  • Practitioners will then be registered on the ButeykoClinic.com website.