Learn The Buteyko Breathing Method And Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in 3 One on One Classes

Better Well Being

For most of us, the tools that help prevent and reduce stress don’t come naturally.

They need to be learnt and applied.

These tools though are simple to learn, and when we use them, not only do we break away from our default mode of rumination and distress, we sleep and perform better. We live more fulfilling lives.

 We are running one on one online integrated sessions with practitioners, who since 2002 have been teaching, writing about and training other teachers in the Buteyko breathing method. If you would like to book a session with us, or find out more, read on.

Youth and Adult Classes

Expectations at school, peer relationships and beginning tertiary studies can all take their toll. Whilst developing emotional intelligence techniques and lessening the physical symptoms of stress will not make these issues go away they will certainly make it easier to cope and carry on.

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Work, finances and family, as adults we have a lot to juggle. This can leave us operating with a continuous level of worry, anxiety, and irritability. And although we have learnt many things in life managing emotions and stress is probably not one of them.

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How it works:

Answer a questionnaire

Choose a date and time that suits you

Learn one to one with our practitioner

Integrated Buteyko Class FAQ

This course is for anyone wishing to learn tools that will help them maintain and grow their well being. It is also especially suited for anxiety/panic disorder and depression sufferers.

 

You will learn Buteyko breathing, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy methods that will help you deal with anxiety, depression, poor sleep or frequent irritability.

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, 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. For anxiety sufferers, the greatest benefit is that it prevents the onset of hyperventilation.

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 and beliefs that cause anxiety, depression, rage and other extreme emotions. CBT seeks to address this unhelpful thinking by analysing and changing thought patterns.

Quite simply Mindfulness-Based Therapy is a way of recognising in the moment when negative thoughts are creeping up and learning to direct attention away from them. The purpose is not to stop these thoughts from occurring, but to be able to separate from them and treat them as entities that can be observed. This in turn has the effect of quietening the mind.

On weekdays, classes run for 2 hours for 4 evenings.  Saturday classes run for 8  hours with an hour lunch break.

A deposit is required to reserve your place in the class.

Classes will be taught by Ciaran Mckeown.

Classes have a maximum size of 6 students. Where there is social distancing rules in place calsses will be held in strict accordance to those rules.

Course Content

Session 1

We will begin with an overview of Buteyko breathing re-education. You will learn the five characteristics of optimal breathing as defined by DR Buteyko. Then we will gauge your breathing, and teach you distress relief exercises that you can use to promptly bring your symptoms under control and comfortably retrain your breath. We will also start our CBT education where you will learn  how unhelpful thinking styles influence negative emotions and how to journal using the ABC Model. CBT Journaling and Buteyko breathing exercises will be given for homework.

Session 2

Here you will practice some new mild air hunger Buteyko exercises, and in the CBT section of the class, you will learn how to recognise, change and replace common automatic thought types that apply to you. You will start to become your own analyst, and as with all of these stages, journaling and Buteyko breathing exercises will be given for homework.

Session 3

You will learn moderate Buteyko breathing exercises and how to reinforce healthier self beliefs through graded exposure training. At this stage, the CBT practices and Buteyko breathing that you have learnt and applied will have given you much greater confidence in your ability to cope and carry on. Your felt emotional symptoms will be reduced and you will be able to prevent and control future episodes of distress. To keep these improvements we will review everything that has been learnt and create a maintenance plan together.

Class Locations

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