Anne McCaw – Co. Clare
Having struggled with continuous chest infections, Anne trained in the Buteyko Method under Patrick McKeown in 2018. Learning about the connection between mouth breathing, the development of a child’s jaw and teeth and its negative effect on facial structure, Anne attended a Functional Dental practice where it was found that she was tongue-tied. For Anne, this discovery explained her seemingly slow response time and restriction of expression, while simultaneously longing to express. A tongue-tie release and myofunctional therapy (training each facial muscle to function as they were meant to) enables her to breathe optimally.
Anne has gained huge respect for her body as she understands the challenges it has experienced in the past in order to function, as each muscle that was not working effectively had a domino effect on the others. She also has huge respect for herself as she realises the hoops she had to jump through to perform simple tasks such as chewing and swallowing as a result of the tongue tie and misalignment of her jaw. Benefiting so much from Buteyko Breathing Anne loves to pass on this method to others. She teaches in one-to-one sessions and is also available to work with groups.
Fiadhnat O Meara BSc (Hons) Physio, MISCP, MBPI
Fi O’Meara is a Chartered Physiotherapist who qualified with a first class honours degree from Trinity College in 2005. Fi initially specialised in stroke rehabilitation with adults, before moving into Paediatrics. She spent 7 years working with children with physical disabilities both at home with Enable Ireland Wicklow, and also abroad. However having always had an interest in oral and facial development, she became increasingly aware of the impact of mouth-breathing on her young clients. And so in 2015 she traveled to New York to study with the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She then followed this by completing the Buteyko Practitioner Training under the tutelage of Patrick McKeown. Fi is also a qualified craniosacral therapist.
Fi mostly teaches Buteyko through one-to-one sessions but occasionally runs courses also. She works from Barefoot Physio on the Model Farm Road in Cork City. Fi also offers appointments by Skype.
For further information contact Fi:
Brian Murphy BA (Hons), PGDipEd, MBPI
Brian Murphy is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. He is also a trained Primary School Teacher and has 13 years experience teaching children and teenagers in many different educational settings. He was diagnosed with asthma in 2013 after suffering from a severe chest infection and bronchitis. After this diagnosis Brian decided to learn the Buteyko Breathing Technique. Within days he knew that he had found a way to manage his asthma and chest problems. He has lived medication free ever since.
Brian is a keen sportsman who has played many sports from a young age. He is a regular participant in triathlons. The Buteyko Breathing Technique has greatly improved his capacity to train at a high level. As a person who works day in day out with children in primary schools Brian can see first hand the effects of poor breathing habits on children’s academic progress and concentration levels. As a Buteyko Practioner Brian wishes to teach people of all ages the importance of correct, efficient breathing. He knows from personal experience that breathing correctly can have a transformational effect on a person’s health,well-being and sports performance.
Eoin Burns BE (Hons), C Eng, MBA, FBPI
Eoin Burns has fully qualified as an asthmacare practitioner, trained by Patrick McKeown. Eoin is living in Fenit and conducts clinics in the Kerry region. Eoin learned this technique in 2003 and trained as a practitioner in 2008. Eoin is a UCG/ NUIG (degree in engineering) and DIT (masters in business) graduate. An active sportsman, Eoin uses buteyko techniques to improve his sports performance and will teach you to maximise the efficiency of your breathing for everyday breathing and sports performance. Eoin currently holds clinics in Tralee, Killarney and Listowel. Eoin will also provide enhanced breathing training for sporting clubs and other interested groups by appointment in other locations.
Call practitioner Eoin Burns at 086 8049440
Dingle based, Muiris Ferris suffered from insomnia and chronic fatigue since he was very young. During his search to deal with chronic fatigue, Muiris tried a multitude of vitamins and minerals, B12 injections, Live Cell therapy, Ozone therapy, Chelation therapy, Transcendental Meditation plus TM Siddha programme. However, none of these approaches addressed Muiris’ chronic fatigue and insomnia.
Muiris first learned about buteyko after he read a newspaper article which gave an account of how the Buteyko Breathing Method cured an individual with Chronic fatigue. By checking online, Muiris was able to locate Eoin Burns- a very good Buteyko practitioner in Kerry and attended a four session course with him.
Straight away, Muiris had a good feeling about the Buteyko Method, and the proven science behind it. Furthermore, he was receiving the practical tools to deal with his condition. With continued and sustained practise of the exercises, Muiris received results pretty quickly. Sometimes progress was slow, but always steadily improving all of the time. Within six months, the fatigue which Muiris for forty years was reduced by at least 70%, the pains in his joints and night sweats disappeared and he no longer felt cold all of the time. His sleep quality also considerably improved.
As each month goes by, Muiris continues to improve – so much so that he decided to train with Patrick McKeown, and become a Buteyko practitioner himself. Muiris will be teaching Buteyko in Dingle, Co Kerry.