Buteyko Breathing for Anxiety
Buteyko Breathing for anxiety
By Buteyko Clinic
the world's leading authority on the Buteyko breathing method
What can you learn at Buteykohead?
Under our one on one guidance you can retrain your breathing using a method that is clinically proven to be physiologically calming and effective as a way of managing your asthma, allergies or stress disorders.
Along with the Buteyko breathing method you can learn cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Considered to be the gold standard of self-help in achieving and maintaining well-being, think of both of these techniques as working together to relax the body and mind.
What is the Buteyko breathing method?
The Buteyko breathing method is a series of exercises and guidelines that prevents hyperventilation by retraining your breath so that your breathing is continuously:
What is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)?
Why do we teach these methods together?
The Buteyko breathing method works to reduce and prevent the felt symptoms of asthma, rhinosinusitis and stress. While CBT works to change the thinking patterns that come with emotional distress. Each helps the other achieve its aim. With both methods, you start off by practising exercises. This builds neuroplasticity and in time lets you feel better and sleep better naturally.
What do our students say about our Buteyko training?
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Mental Health FAQ
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Our Training Objectives:
Confident, At Ease,
anxiety and Buteyko breathing
Studies Showing the Association Between Hyperventilation and Stress Disorders
Indiana University School Of Medicine, St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, United States
“Panic initiates hyperventilation, and symptoms from the latter then trigger more panic”
Heli Ristiniemi, RPT (Researcher), Aleksander Perski, PhD (Associate Professor),2 Eugene Lyskov, PhD, MD (Associate Professor), Margareta Emtner, PhD (Professor)
“The severity of their hyperventilation syndrome was highly correlated with levels of exhaustion, depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances and quality of life.”
Int J Psychophysiol
“Rapid respiration rates, frequent sighing, and predominately thoracic rather than abdominal breathing. Additionally, these patients were often described as feeling anxious and depressed”
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry
“By chronically hyperventilating, panic patients may likewise be at risk of exposure to prolonged periods of cerebral hypoxia which, in turn, may contribute to the chronicity of their panic and anxiety symptoms”
The experience and expression of anger and anxiety in bronchial asthma patients
Anuario de Psicología Facultat de Psicologia Universitat de Barcelona
“The fear experienced during a panic attack may be directly responsible for dyspnea-induced hyperventilation, with cognitive factors playing an important role in the origin of dyspnea”
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
“Slow breathing…increased comfort, relaxation, pleasantness, vigor and alertness, and reduced symptoms of arousal, anxiety, depression, anger, and confusion”
Studies Showing the Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Initiatives
Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
“Based on thirteen studies, the authors concluded that using a CBT approach, was more effective than treatment as usual for anxiety disorders”
Oxford Academic Family Practice, Volume 32, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages 3–15,
“CBT is effective for anxiety and depression symptoms in primary care”
Behaviour Research and Therapy, Volume 51, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages 82-86
“Posttreatment success was significantly maintained at one-year follow-up”
BMJ Journals Evidence Based Mental Health Volume 1, Issue 4
“the average patient who received CBT fared better than 76% of patients who did not receive CBT”
British Journal of clinical Psychology
”MABIs are associated with robust and substantial reductions in symptoms of anxiety and comorbid depressive symptoms”
Clinical Psychology Review
“testing the effects of Mindful based initiatives (MBIs) on mental health outcomes. It found strong, consistent evidence for cognitive and emotional reactivity”