Jennifer Barnett, DipBBM, Canberra, Australia
I trained as a Buteyko Instructor with Patrick McKeown at his clinic in Ireland in January 2019. I work primarily as a psychotherapist in my own practice in Canberra, Australia. Our world is a pretty stressful one and I see a great application of this method with your everyday “worried well” folk who have anxiety and stress as a norm in their daily lives. I think the training was terrific and I am looking forward to running groups for children and adults presenting not just with anxiety and mental health issues, but any of the many conditions which can result from incorrect mouth breathing – asthma, hay fever, sleep apnea, to name a few. Last year by applying some of the basic principles of the Buteyko breathing method, without it even being a goal I experienced my first ever year in Canberra free of hay fever.
Patrick looked after his trainees very well. We were from all over the world and Patrick took us to visit a local castle on our journey from his Galway clinic back to Dublin. Thanks Patrick – the Buteyko breathing method and the training and education involved is in good hands!