Buteyko Breathing for Anxiety
Breathe well and feel better. Find and continue to do what you love.
One To One Learning
- Your time
- Your pace
- Your training
Get help with:
Asthma, Rhinitis / Hay Fever, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis
Anxiety, Racing Mind, Depression, Stress and Panic Attacks
Sleep Issues: Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Fatigue and Insomnia
Our one to one sessions:
About the practitioner:
Ciaran McKeown learnt and practised the Buteyko breathing method at an early age as a way of controlling his asthma and anxiety. Ciaran’s initial interest in the method came from observing his brother’s (Patrick McKeown) progress in alleviating his symptoms. He recalls that at the start the exercises were tough but easily achievable. Impressed at the results, he worked with his brother to incorporate the Buteyko method in his practice for over 15 years.
A registered counsellor and psychotherapist, he considers a holistic approach as being essential to improving our health and reducing stress. This view, along with his personal experiences make him able to relate to his students’ particular needs and work in collaboration in finding solutions that fit them.
He believes that the Buteyko breathing method works so well because it provides the necessary physiological or somatic calming that may not come habitually to us but that we all need.
These sessions are for any candidates wishing to learn the Buteyko breathing method and/or CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) in ways that are completely tailored to their needs.
Yes, you may change your session time and date at our dedicated page here, however, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance.
We will email, Whats App and SMS you a Zoom or Skype invitation 30 minutes before your session begins. Please check your inboxes including your spam folders for this. No worries: If you are late joining your session we will phone you to make sure that you have the invitation.
Yes, you can; a friend or carer can be present while you are learning the method.
You can book a session with us at any available time slot. All time slots are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
We conduct sessions across all time zones. When you book with us you will be shown and allocated a time slot in your local time zone.
The Buteyko breathing method is a series of exercises that retrains your breathing so that your breathing is continually: Effortless, slow and gentle, that it is nasal, driven by your diaphragm with your mouth closed and with a correct tongue posture. And finally that there is a natural pause after each exhalation.
Nasal diaphragmatic breathing influences the parasympathetic nervous system also known as the rest and digestion state. It is shown to reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. It is also proven to lower heart rates and blood pressure. Perhaps the greatest benefit is that it prevents the onset of hyperventilation and lessens fight or flight symptoms.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is considered to be the gold standard treatment in mental health improvement. It posits that outside of real threats or loss it is repetitive negative thoughts that can contribute to anxiety, depression, irritability and other distressing emotions. CBT seeks to address this unhelpful thinking by analysing and changing thought patterns.
A mobile phone, tablet or computer with Skype or Zoom installed. We will send you an SMS and email reminder one day before your session, please test your software and equipment then. You will also need a notebook and a pen.
When your session is completed we will email you your session notes and provide you with lifetime access to Buteyko Clinic’s Online Resources.