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Information on the value, history and process of Buteyko Breathing in the treatment of asthma, high blood pressure, sinusitis and anxiety/panic.

Information on the value, history and process of Buteyko Breathing in the treatment of asthma, high blood pressure, sinusitis and anxiety/panic.

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  • 1. BUTEYKO BREATHING for health and well-being JEN TILLER Buteyko Breathing therapist, NLP Trainer, Reiki Master Teacher, EFT Practitioner, Author
  • 2. Who do you know with:
    • Asthma
    • Bronchitis
    • Snoring
    • Sleeping problems
    • M.E. or M.S.
    • Anxiety/Panic attacks
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Did you know there is a common habit that underlies all these conditions?
  • 3. Did you realise:
    • You need as much Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as Oxygen in your body; 5.5% to 6.5%.
    • CO 2 is essential for releasing oxygen from your red blood cells, and to maintain a health acid/alkali balance which is vital for the immune system
    • Over breathing (eg: blowing up too many balloons) loses CO 2
    • Your body breathes in when if reaches its trigger level of CO 2
    • If you breathe badly for a long time, your body gets used to a lower level of CO 2 as the trigger to breathe in, and poor breathing becomes a permanent habit
    • Low levels of CO 2 may cause smooth muscle tissue (airways, blood vessels, gut) to spasm, creating a range of conditions such as asthma, IBS, sinusitis, or the immune system may be overwhelmed, causing problems including allergies and M.E.
  • 4. Common signs of overbreathing
    • Yawning or sighing excessively
    • Mouth breathing
    • Audible breathing
    • In breath causing upper chest movement
    • Shoulders held high / neck and shoulder pain
    • Wheezing, coughing, snoring
    • Digestive problems
    • Tiredness without cause
    • Anxiety or irritability
    • Poor skin colour
  • 5. How we learn to over-breathe Virus Role Model Stress Pollution Muscle Tension Poor diet Pain Habit Over- Breathing
  • 6. Take this quick test:
    • Notice the depth of your breathing
    • Breathe OUT gently
    • Close your mouth and pinch your nose
    • Wait until you feel a SLIGHT discomfort
    • Breathe in gently – no gasping! You must be able to return to the original depth of breathing immediately
    • The number of seconds you last in comfort is called the CONTROL PAUSE
  • 7. constant nasal breathing occasional mouth breathing during intense exercise mouth breathing during intense exercise o open mouth breathing at rest mouth breathing with mild exercise mouth breathing immediately with any exercise constant silent breathing audible breaths only with heavy exercise audible breaths at moderate exercise audible breaths at rest - whistle, sigh, wheeze, cough audible breaths with light exercise audible breaths with slight effort 10 breaths per minute with pauses between Steady 10 breaths per minute 11-14 breaths per minute more than 20 breaths per minute 11 – 14 breaths per minute, 15-19 breaths per minute Small breaths using stomach muscles only Large breaths only with heavy exercise Large, shallow breaths at fast walk/swim/etc Constant shallow breathing – high shoulders/chest Large, shallow breaths with light exercise shoulder tension and upper chest movement only *control pause 45+ seconds or steps *control pause 31 – 44 seconds or steps *control pause 21 – 30 seconds or steps *control pause less than 8 seconds or steps *control pause 15 – 20 seconds or steps *control pause 9-14 seconds or steps
  • 8. What do the numbers mean?
  • 9. What is the Buteyko Method?
    • Developed by Professor Buteyko, used in Russia since the 1950’s
    • A training program that teaches the client simple exercises to retrain the breathing habits – permanently
    • The exercises are relaxing, and give rapid relief from many symptoms
    • Symptoms steadily diminish and the immune system becomes stronger
    • Suitable for age 5 years up
  • 10. Slower breathing cycle – increased tolerance to CO 2 Awareness – understanding your own breathing patterns so they can be changed Improving HEALTH Relaxation skills and positive outlook Nasal breathing, created by abdominal muscles acting as a bellows. Applying the principles of good breathing to everyday activities Pauses after each out breath Reduced symptoms, Increased comfort
  • 11. Conscious muscle movements available to expand the lungs Shoulder muscles Intercostal (rib) muscles ‘ Floating rib’ muscles 3 sets of Stomach muscles
  • 12.
    • Upper chest breathing through your mouth
    • = over-breathing and is part of the fight/flight response.
    • Lower chest breathing is better, but not very efficient for exercise, singing etc
    • Abdominal breathing – ideal! Physically efficient, it also triggers the relaxation response. Using the lowest set of muscles you can, allows you to increase breathing for exertion without changing the method.
    • Whatever you do, breathe through
    • your nose!
  • 13. Why trust the Buteyko Method?
    • Clinical trials at Glasgow University achieved an average of over 95% measurable reduction in asthma symptoms, within 6 months, maintained over 2 years.
    • The method has been successfully used by almost 1 million patients in Russian clinics over the last 35 years
  • 14. What does the Method involve?
    • 5 core sessions, up to 2 hours each, or a 2 day workshop
    • Assessment and education
    • Breathing exercises: seated, exercising, speaking
    • Relaxation techniques
    • Practice by the client until breathing changes are automatic
    • Support and follow-up
    • Measurable symptom reduction
    • Rapid results, lifetime health benefits
  • 15. Why go to Jen Tiller for training?
    • 14 years of experience using Buteyko
    • Trained personally by Alexander Stalmatsky, who worked with Professor Buteyko for 3 decades in Russia
    • Additional teaching and therapeutic skills used in both private practise and corporate training
    • Fully insured as a health professional
    • All programmes are individually tailored
  • 16. More ways to make a great reality:
    • NLP – neuro linguistic progamming – upgrading the ability to think clearly, communicate effectively, and develop healthier emotional responses
    • Practical relaxation techniques
    • Bio – energetic techniques: Reiki, EFT
    • Assertiveness training
    • Performance enhancement (exams, sport, stage)
    • Personal coaching
    • Workshops or private sessions
    • Linguistic Programming – and hypnotherapy for performance enhancement: sport, business, self-esteem, relationships, behaviour, trauma resolution
    • Reiki healing – natural energy healing, works on adults, children, pets, plants
    • Skills training – stress management,
    • communication, assertiveness
  • 17.
    • Jen Tiller
    • 17 Bell Acre
    • Letchworth
    • Hertfordshire
    • SG6 2BS
    When you want to change your reality, contact 01462 624 150 [email_address] www.realityquest.co.uk