1.1 Assessment and brief overview of the Buteyko Method
1.2 Check your breathing using the breath-hold test, the Control Pause (CP)
1.3 The significance of nose breathing 24 hour nasal breathing, even during sleep!.
1.4 The nose clearing exercises.
2.1 Introduction to Dr Buteyko’s Method- clinical trials and benefits. How to reach a 40sec. CP
2.2 Note your breathing pattern and the effect on the breathing of correct posture
2.3 Learn and practice relaxation & reduced breathing.
2.4 Your medication you are taking – the potential for safe reduction.
2.5 Start your exercises with CP, Pulse,RB (relaxed /reduced breathing)
2.6 Food and its effect on your breathing, food allergies/intolerances.
3.1 Practice and modification of the exercises to work for you The Mini Pause.
3.2 Learn the Reduced Breathing and Extended Pause exercises
3.3 The effects of stress – Signs of Stress – The ‘fight or flight’ response – and CHVS.
3.4 The difference between normal breathing and CHVS, disorders CHVS produces – how Buteyko reduces your symptoms
3.5 Early warning sign of an asthma, panic or HV attack, the difference, how to overcome attacks
3.6 The Anti-hyperventilation Exercises
4.1 Assessing your progress – we check your results to make sure you are practising correctly.
4.2 You learn how to “Talk like the queen” to avoid mouth breathing when talking.
4.3 How to recognize clearing symptoms – managing ‘flu, chest infections, etc.
4.4 Changing lifestyle habits to improve your health.
5.1 Review of your progress so far.
5.2 When you are ill, advice on taking better care of yourself for faster recovery.
5.3 Physical exercise, making it safe, an essential element for progress.
5.4 Looking ahead, reducing your Buteyko exercises, stopping taping, incorporating the Buteyko Method into your daily life.
5.5 Final assessment and your personalized plan for the future including a follow-up programme.