Buteyko Breathing Instructors Scotland
Ciaran McKeown BA, MA Counselling & Psychotherapy, FBPI
Ciaran McKeown learnt Buteyko in the early 2000s as a way of managing his asthma and anxiety. Impressed by the efficacy of the method he worked with his brother Patrick McKeown to incorporate it into his breathwork training and therapy sessions for over 15 years. During this time he has taught students with a diverse range of abilities and needs through voluntary and paid classes.
A registered counsellor and Samaritans volunteer, Ciaran believes that to be a good teacher, personal experience matters just as much as professional proficiency. He says that both are what enable you to relate to your students and find solutions that fit them.
For new students to the Buteyko method, particularly those who suffer from anxiety, he advises that they experiment with the exercises and treat the techniques as being a way to discover their breath rather than be overly demanding of themselves. At least for the first couple of weeks. This is why he prescribes every student with a unique plan.
Katrina Booth – Haddington
Hi, my name is Kat Booth, I live in East Lothian. I have been a stay-at-home mum for over 20 years. I discovered the Buteyko breathing technique about 10 years ago. Around that time, I started running and cycling. I was breathing through my mouth and consequently I would get a cold within a few days and often a chest infection. I now run 7k twice a week and cycle 20k at the weekend and rarely get a cold.
I am very passionate about the Oxygen Advantage breathing technique. I am particularly interested in working with people, whatever their age, who would like to improve their well-being, are working towards returning to exercise, be that walking or running a marathon.
I am also a qualified reflexologist and reiki practitioner. My other passion are my dogs, doing agility and man trailing in my spare time, which we love.
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.
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.
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