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The Buteyko Method is of particular interest to naturopaths, nutritionists, psychologists, psychotherapists, massage therapists, yoga therapists, osteopaths, physiotherapists, dentists, dental hygienists, myofunctional therapists, speech pathologists and indeed any individuals wishing to integrate the Buteyko Breathing Method into their practice and teach the method to adults and children. An increasing amount of persons are successfully using the Buteyko Method worldwide to alleviate and significantly reduce the symptoms of a wide range of health conditions. Certify as a Buteyko instructor and begin teaching clients within a few months. In depth digital online study program with live Zoom coaching classes with Patrick McKeown.

This online training allows you to:

  • Identify dysfunctional breathing patterns in your client population.
  • Learn to teach the complete Buteyko Clinic Method to children, teenagers and adults.
  • Apply the Buteyko Clinic Method for a large range of conditions including asthma, COPD, rhinitis, allergies, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, fatigue, ADHD, high blood pressure, insomnia, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. For children and teenagers the Buteyko Method assists with craniofacial development, sleep, asthma and focus.
  • Deliver breathing re-education protocols and exercises to help restore physiologically normal breathing.
  • Study and certify in your own time. Estimated completion time depending on personal schedule – 3 months.

This online training includes:

  • 49 recorded video lectures delivered by Patrick McKeown, covering the complete Buteyko Clinic Method theory and practice. This includes a new series of instructional videos covering sleep disordered breathing, the phenotypes of sleep apnea, limitations of AHI, Empty Nose Syndrome, TMJ Disorder and Anxiety.
  • Live Zoom Classes with Patrick – please see upcoming schedule below. Learn the theoretical and practical application of the Buteyko method for all health conditions ‘live’ with Patrick.
  • Lifetime access to an extensive online training portal with a library of research papers and articles, instructional videos and presentations for your online certification, downloadable e-books, our online exam, your case studies template, client intake forms and further teaching and marketing materials. This training portal is constantly updated with the latest in breathing science and research.
  • To certify and obtain your ‘CertBBM’ (Certificate in the Buteyko Breathing Method) 1) complete online study, 2) pass the online exam, 3) undertake 3 client case studies and write a short report on each. The case studies can be completed after the online exam, and you may work with friends and family.

This online certification course is for healthcare professionals and any persons wishing to add an exciting modality to their existing skill set to help their clients. This is a comprehensive online study course delivered by Patrick McKeown of Buteyko Clinic International. Study modules are outlined below:
Section 1 is a theoretical description of breathing physiology, the effect of dysfunctional breathing patterns on health and the science behind the Buteyko Method. Section 2 provides detailed step by step instructions to teach each breathing exercise from the Buteyko Clinic Method.

All aspects of teaching the Buteyko Clinic Method are relayed in simple terms throughout this online course. Each module is supported by a video lecture and training manual. In addition, a wide range of supporting learning and teaching materials are available from our online training portal on www.buteykoclinic.com to which you receive full and unlimited access. During the presentations, the Buteyko breathing exercises are explained from a variety of viewpoints and include practical demonstrations. Also included are detailed breathing programs for various individuals based on their health, age and breathing volume. This comprehensive course provides you with the tools to teach a highly efficacious technique for dysfunctional breathing and to certify as an instructor for your location. Once certified your instructor profile will be listed on www.buteykoclinic.com/international-practitioners/

There are no additional fees or annual subscriptions. This is a once off training fee. We endeavor to provide ongoing educational support to our certified instructors through regular newsletters.

Trainer Patrick McKeown is considered a foremost authority in the world to teach the Buteyko Method. Accredited by the founder of the method, the late Dr. KP Buteyko, Patrick has worked with thousands of clients and taught thousands of instructors, as well as authoring eight books, including three Amazon.com best sellers. Patrick is regularly invited to speak at dental and respiratory conferences worldwide.

*NEW – LIVE ZOOM CLASSES WITH PATRICK:

Online Certification in the Buteyko Method – Theory and Practical:

Class 1: 27th October 2020 4pm – 6pm London time (8am- 10am LA time) (11am-1pm New York time)

Class 2: 28th October 2020 4pm – 6pm London time (8am- 10am LA time) (11am-1pm New York time)

Class 3: 29th October 2020 4pm – 6pm London time (8am- 10am LA time) (11am-1pm New York time)

Class 4: 30th October 2020 4pm – 6pm London time (8am- 10am LA time) (11am-1pm New York time)

New dates added every 2 months. You may attend as many live classes as you wish, no need to pre-register, simply use Zoom dialing in details provided on the online training portal to which you will have access. Attend as many classes as you wish.

SECTION 1
INTRODUCTION BY PATRICK MCKEOWN

LECTURE 1: CHRONIC HYPERVENTILATION SYNDROME

In this video, you will be introduced to the history of chronic hyperventilation and how to recognise the typical characteristics in your client population. Identify in a matter of minutes whether your client exhibits dysfunctional breathing patterns.

LECTURE 2: STRESS AND BREATHING

Stress has a profound influence to breathing causing the respiratory rate to become faster, deeper, more noticeable and often through the mouth. To counteract stress, the typically instruction to take a deep breath – to take a large breath of fresh air into your lungs is entirely the wrong thing to do. Instead, to evoke the relaxation response, gently slow down and soften breathing to improve blood flow and the delivery of oxygen to the brain. This activates the parasympathetic nervous system, inducing a calming effect on the body and mind.

LECTURE 3: HOW SHOULD WE BREATHE?

In this video, you will be introduced to efficient breathing habits. Supported with references, healthy breathing is light, quiet, effortless, soft, through the nose, diaphragmatic, rhythmic and gently paused on the exhale. This is how human beings breathed until the comforts of modern life changed everything, including our breathing.

LECTURE 4: BREATHING PHYSIOLOGY EXPLAINED IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE TO FACILITATE UNDERSTANDING

Learn breathing physiology including the functioning and regulation of breathing, the oxyhaemoglobin dissociation curve (how oxygen is released from the blood to the cells), relationship of breathing with blood pH, and how breathing influences blood circulation and opening and closing of airways.

LECTURE 5: NASAL NITRIC OXIDE: THE MIGHTY MOLECULE FOR GOOD HEALTH

Nitric oxide is sometimes referred to as the mighty molecule. This molecule is secreted from the sinuses into the nasal cavity, and with each breath it travels into the lungs and passes into the blood. Nitric oxide plays fundamentally vital roles in the human body including the sterilisation of incoming air, reversal and prevention of high blood pressure and cholesterol, maintenance of homeostasis (keeping the body in balance) along with neurotransmission (how the brain cells communicate with each other).

LECTURE 6: NOSE BREATHING TO IMPROVE OXYGEN UPTAKE AND TRANSFER TO THE CELLS

It is well documented that breathing through the nose is very important for good quality sleep, airway dilation, improved oxygen uptake in the blood and oxygen transfer to the cells. In addition, nose breathing during childhood is imperative to normal development of a childs face and airways. Spending the first few years of life with the mouth hanging open results in changes to the shape of the face of the child- leading to a less attractive face and increases the risk of lifelong obstructive sleep apnea.

LECTURE 7: EFFECTS OF HYPERVENTILATION SYNDROME

According to the late Dr Claude Lum, chronic hyperventilation affects any organ or system to different degrees. The negative effects of chronic hyperventilation on respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, anxiety, sleep, energy levels and speech production as well as overall health are listed.

LECTURE 8: MEASURING BREATHING VOLUME

Measure the breathing volume of your clients using the Control Pause. The length of time that one can hold their breath for comfortably provides a measurement of breathing volume, that is supported by a number of researchers from 1975 to the present day.

LECTURE 9: BLOCKED & STUFFY NOSE (RHINITIS)

Often thought of as an innocuous habit, this lecture details the science of the negative effects of rhinitis and open mouth breathing on common and debilitating complaints including asthma, sleep disordered breathing, ADHD and craniofacial developments.

LECTURE 10: BREATHING & VOCAL DYSFUNCTION

Speech is the culmination of two essential human functions: breathing and communication. We must consider all the factors in relation to one another. A disturbance in one area will upset the balance necessary to maintain healthy phonation.

LECTURE 11: NASAL OBSTRUCTION STUDY

A study to investigate the effectiveness of the Buteyko technique on the nasal symptoms of clients with asthma. Results showed a reduction of nasal symptoms including snoring by 70% at three month follow up.

SECTION 2
METHODS TO ESTABLISH NASAL AND DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING

LECTURE 12: STEP BY STEP: TEACHING THE BUTEYKO CLINIC METHOD

Outlined in this video, is how to introduce the Buteyko Clinic Method to your clients and helping them identify any dysfunctional breathing patterns that they may have. Learn how to explain the role of normal breathing and the benefits associated with developing efficient breathing habits. Having the client experience the positive changes from applying the breathing exercises is an important motivator to ensure long term progress.

LECTURE 13: CONTROL PAUSE MEASUREMENT

The theory behind the breath hold time as a measurement of breathing volume. Identify possible mistakes by your client and watch a demonstration of how to measure the control pause.
Included is a detailed account of the significance of the control pause, the relationship between the control pause and breathing volume and the factors that slow down CP progress.

LECTURE 14: GUIDELINES

Contraindications and cautions are listed. For example, know which exercises to teach to clients presenting with high blood pressure, panic attack, anxiety and other complaints. Help your client deal with a possible detoxification of their body as their control pause increases.

LECTURE 15: BREATHING EXERCISES

Each exercise is listed along with the four categories of clients. This enables easy understanding and tailoring of the Buteyko Method to each client regardless of age, condition or breathing pattern.

LECTURE 16: EXERCISE 1: DECONGEST THE NOSE

This video introduces the theory and practicalities behind the nose decongesting exercise along with a demonstration of the exercise. Demonstrate to your clients how to decongest their noses within three to five minutes- without the need for medication or over the counter remedies.

LECTURE 17: EXERCISE 2: REDUCING BREATHING VOLUME

This exercise forms the core of the Buteyko Method, the purpose been to reset the breathing center in the brain to a more normal breathing volume. Patrick demystifies teaching reduced breathing, and explains every aspect in step by step detail to ensure that you are able to assist your client in their practise. Identify if your client is doing it incorrectly? What is the ideal air shortage? What is the easiest way to explain it to your client? How to avoid mistakes?

LECTURE 18: EXERCISE 2 – HANDS ON CHEST AND TUMMY

The first format of reducing breathing volume involves taking your client into awareness of their breathing, and providing step by step instruction to soften and slow their breathing to create the ideal air hunger- without tension and stress.

LECTURE 19: EXERCISE 2 – FINGER BLOCKING NOSTRIL

This simple approach to the reduced breathing volume is suitable for children and teenagers along with some adults who may have difficulty applying the first approach. This approach can be useful convey the concept of air hunger.

LECTURE 20: EXERCISE 2 – CUPPING HANDS

Especially formulated by Patrick, cupping hands is an excellent barometer for clients to feel their breathing, soften it and create the air hunger. The added advantage is re-breathing of carbon dioxide to help reset the breathing center to a more optimal breathing pattern.

LECTURE 21: EXERCISE 2- IMPORTANT POINTS

Included is a list of commands and sentences which have proved very helpful in communicating the reduced breathing exercises. A special emphasis is placed on the client not deliberately interfering with their breathing muscles. In other words, allowing breathing to soften with relaxation, hands on chest

LECTURE 22: EXERCISE 2- ADVANCED

Advanced reduced breathing involves merging of reduced breathing volume along with diaphragmatic breathing. Techniques are provided to activate a stiff diaphragm. Patrick teaches a model how to apply diaphragmatic breathing. Helping clients with reverse breathing is also demonstrated.and tummy and breathing awareness.

LECTURE 23: EXERCISE 2 – SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR

How do you know whether your clients are practising the breathing exercises correctly? What signs to look out for to ensure that they have tolerable air shortage? For example, one of the signs includes increased watery saliva in the mouth which is a sign that the bodies parasympathetic tone has been activated.

LECTURE 24: EXERCISE 3 – WALKING WITH MOUTH CLOSED

Conveying the importance of walking with the mouth closed is important, as mouth breathing is usually very common during all types of physical exercise. Understand how to get the most from physical exercise and improve physical fitness by optimising breathing during rest and physical exercise.

LECTURE 25: EXERCISE 4A – WALKING WITH SHORT BREATH HOLDS

Walking while holding the breath to create a small to medium air hunger. This exercise can be incorporated as part of a clients normal exercise routine- allowing them to make faster progress while at the same time retaining control of their breathing.

LECTURE 26: EXERCISE 4B – WALKING WITH MEDIUM TO STRONG BREATH HOLDS

Similar to lecture 17A, this exercise involves incorporating breath holds into walking to create medium to strong air hunger. The benefits are faster progress, an improved control pause along with better health.

LECTURE 27: EXERCISE 5- STEPS FOR CHILDREN, TEENAGERS AND HEALTH ADULTS

Understand how to teach children and teenagers including how to motivate with a detailed listing of the health benefits including improved sleep, concentration and improved sports performance. Also, included is the importance of breathing to ensure normal development of the face. The reality is that mouth breathing often leads to craniofacial changes including a longer face, narrow jaws and crooked teeth. This section describes how to impart this to a child without creating a complex or stigma.

LECTURE 28:EXERCISE 6- MANY SMALL BREATH HOLDS FOR COUGH, WHEEZE, STRESS OR PANIC ATTACK

Many small breath holds is applied upon the first signs of asthma symptoms, stress, anxiety or panic attack. This gentle exercise helps to calm breathing volume to normal physiological levels. Exercise 6 is specifically designed to take control of hyperventilation.

LECTURE 29: NUANCES WITH CLIENTS

In this video, instruction to applying the Buteyko Method across a wide spectrum of clients with varying health concerns is explained in step by step detail. With consideration of medication, severe asthma, high blood pressure, panic attacks and more. What to do if progress is stubborn.

LECTURE 30 – LIFESTYLE FACTORS

For example, persons working in an office who are under stress and talking all day, eating processed foods with no time to do physical exercise need to be especially aware of their breathing.

LECTURE 31-SLEEP

Having a low Control Pause and mouth breathing contribute to the following sleep related issues: Snoring, Sleep apnoea, Disrupted sleep, Nightmares, Asthma symptoms (3am-5am), Needing to use the bathroom at about 6am, Children wetting the bed during the night, Fatigue first thing in morning, Dry mouth upon waking and Symptoms upon waking- blocked nose, wheezing, coughing or breathlessness

LECTURE 32 -DIET

The relationship between diet and breathing is examined. Listed are types of food which are best avoided or limited in quantity. Also understand when to talk about diet during your sessions.

LECTURE 33 – PHYSICAL EXERCISE

Reduce breathlessness during physical exercise to get the most from it. Teach your clients how to breathe during rest and physical exercise to improve fitness levels safely and quickly.

LECTURE 34 – DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF CLIENTS

A detailed program is provided with step by step instruction to teach any person who exhibit dysfunctional breathing patterns. Four main categories of clients with seven exercises are listed. Knowing the four categories enables you to provide a tailored program for each of your clients to make maximum progress. This eliminates guessing work of the instructor, and allows new instructors to avail of Patrick’s experience first hand. Everyone from a child of five years of age right through to an older person of 90, across a variety of complaints can be provided with a specific program.

LECTURE 35: LOW CP, OLDER PERSON, UNWELL

Lighter and more gentle exercise including lifestyle guidelines are provided to ensure safe progress.

LECTURE 36: PANIC ATTACK, ANXIETY, SLEEP APNEA, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Taking into consideration each condition, exercises are tailored to bring the client into the air hunger slowly and over a period of time to ensure maximum progress with minimum effort.

LECTURE 37: CHILDREN/TEENAGERS

Working with children and teenagers to ensure that exercises are practised correctly and diligently. Listed are the factors that motivate this group, including Patricks experience from having worked with many hundreds of children and teenagers. Teaching each exercise in simple language to help ensure that the child understands at their level.

LECTURE 38: BUSY ADULT

Most people are time poor. This section is about how to incorporate the instruction into a busy adults way of life. How to teach the method including the number of sessions, the length of each session.

LECTURE 39: TEACHING BUTEYKO

Wrapping up, this video is about the logistics of working with your clients. Included is a list of recommended number, length and organisation of each session. Detailed instruction of what to teach during each session is explained, along with expected client progression from week to week.

LECTURES 40-49: NEW ADDITIONAL VIDEOS

10 new videos have been added (since January 2019) with additional instruction from Patrick on a range of topics such as breathing re-education for dentistry and practical application of various breathing exercises.

Frequently asked questions

What does the Certificate in the Buteyko Clinic Program training provide?

The training comprises detailed instruction in all of the Buteyko Method exercises and protocols. You will learn how to put the theory into practice in order to teach children, teenagers and adults the method for all health conditions. You will receive lifetime access to our Members Area on www.buteykoclinic.com which includes 49 instructional video modules taught by Patrick McKeown, a downloadable instructional manual, buteyko clinic e-book and presentations, and an extensive online library with research papers and studies. In addition you will have access to live Zoom coaching classes with Patrick and the recordings of the classes to replay in your own time. Lastly our TEACH IT section which includes a client questionnaire, marketing materials and other supports for starting to teach. Once purchased, access to all of the above materials is for lifetime. You may complete online exam and case studies (in order to complete certification process), in your own time, there is no deadline on when to submit.

Will this training program certify me to teach the Buteyko Method?

Yes – this training certifies you to teach the Buteyko Method to children, teenagers, and adults for all main health conditions, to include asthma and respiratory illnesses, sleep disordered breathing, anxiety and stress, hyperventilation syndrome, chronic fatigue, and childhood breathing issues (list not exhaustive). The certification is ‘CertBBM’ (Certificate in the Buteyko Breathing Method).

What materials are provided?

Downloadable manual
49 instructional videos (learning modules)
Recordings of past live classes and access to new upcoming classes
Online digital library
Marketing and teaching materials

By Post: you will receive a hard copy of each of Patrick’s buteyko books & DVDs (Close Your Mouth, Buteyko Clinic Handbook, Sleep with Buteyko and CD, Anxiety Free and CD, Always Breathe Correctly and Buteyko Meets Dr Mew).

Is there an exam?

Yes, there is an online exam which is multiple choice answer. This can be completed in several stages, saved and returned to. You are also required to complete 3 case studies (guidelines provided).

Is there follow up support?

Yes, you will be added to our mailing list for trainee and certified instructors and will receive regular updates and invites to further learning, via Mailchimp. Our dedicated team are here to assist you with any questions you may have as you work your way through the training. Simply email info@buteykoclinic.com with your query.

What’s the difference between Buteyko Certificate Training and Oxygen Advantage® instructor training?

Buteyko Method training is recommended if you are working with a client population who have health or craniofacial issues related to their breathing. It allows you to teach the method to children, teenagers and adults of all ages with specific breathing exercises and protocols applied for specific health conditions.

Oxygen Advantage training is optimising breathing patterns in healthy people, with the goal of improving recovery, energy levels, focus, concentration and exercise performance. There are two pillars to the Oxygen Advantage: functional breathing training and simulation of altitude training. It also focuses on exercise induced bronchoconstriction, sleep and anxiety. Instructors come from a variety of backgrounds including strength coaches, athletes, yoga instructors.

Should you like to follow both certifications please contact us at info@buteykoclinic.com as we will offer you a 50% discount for the second certification.

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