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Buteyko Breathing Instructors Scotland

Joanne West – Buteyko Perth

Jo is delighted to become a Buteyko instructor and is passionate about helping people regain and maintain their health & wellness through breath re training with the Buteyko Method. Working in the field of education for 40 years has been a privilege and Jo has experienced a wealth of opportunities in the UK to work as a dedicated PE Teacher, Head of Department, Curriculum Manager and Head Teacher in a Scottish Residential School for young adults with Complex Additional Support Needs.

Jo has an extensive CPD in Education and Health to include study visits to Finland and Holland. Throughout Jo’s professional career she has embraced inclusion, creativity, movement, physical literacy and played a pivotal role in weaving together the education framework of Curriculum for Excellence with health into a unique model – looking at a bridge between medical science and the current educational models of wellness. Jo has researched health trends and treatment options from the vantage point of both sides leading to the science of Breathing and becoming a Buteyko Instructor.

Buteyko Sessions – on request for Individuals and Groups to include Children, Adults, Teachers, Carers and Instructors.

Jo is based in Perth, Scotland and Buteyko sessions are available in England and Wales on request.

Joanne West – BEd Hons; PgDip ASN; PgCert Dance; Dip BBM; MBPI
Mobile: 07989418579

Ciaran McKeown BA, MSc, Dip BBM

Ciaran a trained teacher and psychotherapist has been working in mental health and education since 2008.

He started his journey by learning the Buteyko Breathing Method from his brother Patrick McKeown to treat his anxiety and asthma, and then later moved on to teach it through voluntary and paid sessions.

Ciaran believes that integrating Buteyko breathing with cognitive therapies like CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) can bring about real, positive change to his student’s lives.

He describes these methods as working together to lessen the intensity of felt negative emotions and to quieten the mind. You can find out more about this here:

He currently runs one on one online sessions for people experiencing anxiety, depression and poor anger management. Although he thinks everyone can benefit from managing their thoughts and emotions as this more than anything else determines how satisfying life is for us.

You can find out more about learning with Ciaran here:

Upcoming courses in London with Patrick McKeown

Buteyko Clinic International is one of the busiest Buteyko practices in Europe. Patrick qualified under Dr Buteyko in 2002 and has successfully taught thousands of patients since that time. He has written eight books including The Oxygen Advantage, Asthma Free Naturally, Close Your Mouth, Sleep with Buteyko, Buteyko meets Dr Mew, Anxiety free and ABC to be asthma free.

Click HERE for Upcoming Courses in the UK


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