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Client’s Success Story

” I have suffered from sinusitis and allergic rhinitis most of my life. My respiratory problems were increasing, wheezing and breathlessness . Medication and inhalers were part of my daily life. I havent used my inhalers since the first week of my course. I continue to take Singulair at night but as I gain in confidence I hope to reduce and eventually discontinue its use. Other people have remarked on an improvement in my health. I can only say Thank You Brian and Buteyko it has changed my life for the better.” Carmel

AUGUST COURSE IN CORK CITY

Cork – August 2018

The next Buteyko Breathing Course will begin on Wednesday 8th of August 2018 in Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Cork. It will run over 3 consecutive Wednesdays.

Weds 8th of August, Weds  15th  and  Weds 22nd of August

Times

Children’s Course: 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Adult Course: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Limited places available. Contact me at brian@yourbreath.ie or 087 7738616. Best Wishes, Brian.

Cork City Course

Cork – April 2018

The next Buteyko Breathing Course will begin on Friday 6th of April 2018 in Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Cork. It will run over 3 consecutive Fridays.

Fri 6th of April, Fri 13th of April and Fri 2oth of April.

Times

Children’s Course: 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm. NB.Children’s course will take place on Fri 13th, 20th and 27th of April.

Adult Course: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Limited places available. Contact me at brian@yourbreath.ie or 087 7738616. Best Wishes, Brian.

SECURE YOUR PLACE NOW BY BOOKING ON Clicking under ” BOOK YOUR COURSE PLACE NOW ” on homepage of yourbreath.ie

Deposit of 45 EUROS secures place. Remainder of Course Fee payable on 1st night. This is 135 Euros for Early Bird Option, available till 12 midnight 16th March.

WINTER TIPS FOR BREATHING

BREATHE WELL, FEEL WELL

YOUR BREATH  BREATHING CLINIC OPENS IN BANTRY
 
“We attended Brian’s Buteyko Course for kids in July 2017. Our daughter had a wheezing cough since February 2017, that steroids and antibiotics could not shake. It was impacting daily life and her sleep. Very exhausting and frustrating that she couldn’t stop coughing. Within 2 weeks of beginning the course, and with daily practice of the breathing techniques, the wheeze and cough had abated.It is such a relief that it is gone! ” Colette 
 
For many people the symptoms described in the testimonial above are a daily experience. Many people live with the constant stress of wheezing, coughing, disrupted sleep and anxiety regarding their breathing.
It is very common for people to have difficulty catching their breath then walking up a stairs or a hill, or when when exercising vigorously such as running and cycling. Coughing fits after exercise are the norm for many people. For those who like to push themselves when exercising it is very often their breathing that “lets them down” before the working muscles such as those of the legs.
For others the reliance on an inhaler for relief from wheezing and asthma symptoms is a constant stressor in their lives. What happens if they lose or forget the inhaler when out of their home environment? Dependancy on inhalers as the only tool in combating Asthma symptoms is an issue that can prevent people  from getting the most out of life.
Do you or your children experience  any of these issues?
Coughing fits after exercising, wheezing,snoring loudly each night and feeling exhausted each morning. Persistent coughs, anxious breathing patterns through the mouth and dreading vigorous exercise because of the feeling of losing control of your breathing.
Asthma, Snoring, Sleep Apnea and increased levels of Anxiety and Stress are all connected to HOW we breathe.
Correcting our breathing patterns and training ourselves to always breathe through our noses can allow us to move away from poor breathing habits and establish calm, relaxed, quiet breathing during the day and when asleep at night. This is of vital importance to the health of adults and also children.
Studies have shown that on average 50 percent of Children breathe habitually through their mouths.Mouth breathing in children is connected to poor concentration in school, poor sleep and elevated anxiety levels.
BREATHING TIPS THIS WINTER 
During the winter months the air is often cold. This cold air can affect many people with breathing issues. Exercising, such as running or walking in the cold air can be difficult for many people. A night time run or walk can feel like a stressful chore rather than something fun and enjoyable.

In dealing with this challenge it is important to focus on HOW we be breathe during exercise and in our day to day lives.
Breathing is the vital force that keeps us alive. It is so basic to our existence that many people take it for granted and do not give much attention to how they breathe. But how we breathe is worth paying attention to. Here are some simple tips about how we breathe.

COLD AIR CAN MAKE EXERCISE DIFFICULT
If cold air makes breathing difficult during exercise it is important to
give attention to how the air is being breathed in. In simple terms it is vital that anyone who finds breathing difficult in the cold gives full attention to always breathing through the nose. One of the main functions of the nose is to warm the incoming air into the body. When we mouth-breathe we bypass this vital function of the nose.
It may mean slowing down when exercising at first but with time your body will adapt and nose breathing can become second nature.

TIP 1 Always breathe through the nose in cold air. The nose warms incoming air.

OVER-BREATHING STRESSES THE BODY
If vigorous exercise is stressful this is our body telling us that we are putting it under too much pressure. For anyone who finds exercise more of a chore than the fun experience it should be it is a sign that over-breathing is taking place. When we have control of our breathing we have balance in our bodies and exercise is fun and enjoyable, even running up a steep hill! With practice it is possible to develop a level of control over our breathing. There are simple exercises that help us gain mastery over our breath and enjoy the benefits of nose breathing when at rest or when doing vigorous exercise.

TIP 2 During the day try to give some attention to your breathing and gently try to quieten it and reduce it. Good breathing is quiet, easy and barely noticeable. Always breathe through the nose.

HOW WE BREATHE AFFECTS OUR SLEEP QUALITY
Waking up tired and exhausted is the norm for a lot of people. Snoring and sleep apnea are common. Many people see no way of improving their energy levels in the morning and accept waking up without any energy as just part of who they are. It does not have to be that way. How we breathe during sleep greatly affects how we feel in the morning.
The quality of our sleep is vital to our health and well being.

TIP 3 Give yourself 15 mins every night before sleep and focus on your breath. Gently reduce your breathing by taking less air into your nose until you are breathing as quietly as you possibly can. Focus just on the air entering and exiting your nostril and try to bring the volume of your breathing down. Try to sleep with mouth closed.

HOW TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF A COUGHING FIT
This time of year there are many colds and influenzas going around and many people are stuck with persistent coughs. The problem with coughing is that the more we cough the more we want to cough! The coughing can get worse and worse with seemingly no relief! It is vitally important to try to gain control of our breathing again and to break the cycle of the cough.

TIP 4 When you have a cough deal with it like this. Suppress the urge to cough and take a small breath in through your nose and a small breath out. Hold your breath for 5 seconds. Then breathe normally through nose for 10 seconds. Once again take a small breath in through the nose, a small breath out and hold breath for 5 seconds. Then breathe normally for 10 seconds again through the nose. Keep repeating this cycle for a few minutes until coughing eases. This is an excellent way of breaking the coughing cycle and gaining control over the breath again.

As a Buteyko Breathing Practioner I help people improve their breathing pattern. I know how it feels to have coughing fits after exercise, snoring each night, and the stress of feeling like wheezing and breathlessness was holding me back in life. Thankfully I found a way of reversing these issues when I learned the Buteyko Breathing technique.
The Buteyko Breathing Technique offers a complete breathing programme with specific exercises to help address poor breathing habits and restore correct breathing
YOUR BREATH CLINIC is now open at Wolfe Tone Square Bantry. One to one consulations and Skype lessons are available from the clinic.
COURSES are also running in Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery, The Westlodge Hotel Bantry and other venues in West Cork and Cork City throughout the year.
For more information call me on 087 7738616 or email me on brian@yourbreath.ie
YOUR BREATH IS WITHIN YOUR CONTROL,
Best Wishes, Brian.

Our Breathing Can Hold us Back

 

Waking up exhausted with a dry mouth, snoring, wheezing, breathlessness, not feeling like you can take a proper “deep” breath are all symptoms of poor breathing habits. Breathing is the vital act that we carry out every day so it makes sense to pay attention to HOW we breathe.

Asthma, snoring, Sleep Apnea and increased levels of Anxiety and Stress are all connected to how we breathe.

Many people get a coughing fit after exercising, wheeze,snore loudly each night and feel exhausted each morning.Many others deal with persistent coughs, anxious breathing patterns through the mouth and dread vigorous exercise because of the feeling of losing control of their breathing. Correcting our breathing patterns and training ourselves to always breathe through our noses can allow us to move away from poor breathing habits and establish calm, relaxed, quiet breathing during the day and when asleep at night. This is of vital importance to the health of adults and also children.
Studies have shown that on average 50 percent of Children breathe habitually through their mouths.Mouth breathing in children is connected to poor concentration in school, poor sleep and elevated anxiety levels.

It is possible to begin taking control of your breathing today. Pay attention to your breath and try to always breathe through your nose. If our nose is blocked often it is a sign that we have poor breathing habits. During the day try to bring attention to the breath, slow down and reduce the volume of your breath.
Remember that the nose is for breathing. It plays a vital role in filtering, moistening and warming the incoming air. Unless we are talking, eating or kissing our mouth should be closed at all times !

As a Buteyko Breathing practioner I help people improve their breathing pattern. I know how it feels to have coughing fits after exercise, snoring each night, and the stress of feeling like wheezing and breathlessness was holding me back in life. Thankfully I found a way of reversing these issues when I learned the Buteyko Breathing technique.

The Buteyko Breathing Technique offers a complete breathing programme with specific exercises to help address poor breathing habits and restore correct breathing. For more information call me on 087 7738616 or email me on brian@yourbreath.ie

A Client’s Experience

“We attended Brian’s Buteyko Course for kids in July 2017. Our daughter had a wheezing cough since February 2017, that steroids and antibiotics could not shake. It was impacting daily life and her sleep. Very exhausting and frustrating that she couldn’t stop coughing. Within 2 weeks of beginning the course, and with daily practice of the breathing techniques, the wheeze and cough had abated.It is such a relief that it is gone! Brian is great with the children, he keeps it interesting and helps to make the course fun. I highly recommend Brian as a Buteyko practitioner. His course for children is great! ” Colette

Your breath is within your control,
Best Wishes, Brian

Autumn Courses at The Westlodge Hotel Bantry and The Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery

The next  Buteyko Breathing Course will begin on Wednesday 27th of September in The Westlodge Hotel Bantry.  It will run over 3 consecutive Wednesdays.

Weds 27th of September, Weds 4th  of October and Weds 11th of October.

Times: Children’s Course 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Adult Course        6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Limited places available. Contact me at brian@yourbreath.ie or 087 7738616. Best Wishes, Brian.

 

Also a Buteyko Breathing Course will begin on Monday 9th of October of  June in the Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery.  It will run over 3 consecutive Mondays.

Mon 9th of October, Monday 16th of October and Mon 23rd of October.

Times: Children’s Course 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Adult Course        6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Limited places available. Contact me at brian@yourbreath.ie or 087 7738616. Best Wishes, Brian.

Buteyko Breathing Course

The next  Buteyko Breathing Course will begin on Wednesday 28th of  June in the Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery.  It will run over 3 consecutive Wednesdays.

Weds 28th of June, Weds 5th of July and Weds 12th of July.

Times: Children’s Course 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Adult Course        6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Limited places available. Contact me at brian@yourbreath.ie or 087 7738616. Best Wishes, Brian.

Buteyko Breathing Course

The next  Buteyko Breathing Course will begin on Wednesday 26th of April in The Westlodge Hotel Bantry.  It will run over 3 consecutive Wednesdays.

Weds 26th of April, Weds 3rd of May and Weds 10th of May.

Times: Children’s Course 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Adult Course        6.45 pm to 8.45 pm.

Limited places available. Contact me at brian@yourbreath.ie or 087 7738616. Best Wishes, Brian.

How we breathe affects our Health

How we breathe affects our Health – Asthma, Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Anxiety and Exercise Induced Asthma are all connected to how we breathe.

Breathing is the most vital act that our body automatically carries out on average 20,000 times a day or 7.3 million times a year! It is so basic to our survival that most of us never consider that anything can be changed about the way we breathe.
If it feels like we don’t get enough air what can we do? If we are wheezing and coughing all the time isn’t that just the way we are? If we are tired in the morning and have been snoring all night surely we will just have to tolerate it, as will our partners?

Each person breathes on average 20,000 times a day but for many the act of breathing is filled with stress and anxiety. Many people complain that they are “shallow” breathing, that they are not getting enough air, that they are constantly wheezing, that they snore or have sleep apnea and are exhausted when they wake up. For many, exercise, especially vigorous exercise like running or cycling can be stressful. Most runners complain that their breathing lets them down long before their legs give in when pushing themselves in a race. Poor breathing habits and anxiety go hand in hand.

The good news is that our breathing patterns can be re-trained. Although our breathing can feel like an automatic, unconscious drive that we have no control over, we can, with a bit of perseverance gain control and mastery over our breathing. The results are far reaching for our health. Calmer, quieter breathing can replace anxious breathing. Genuinely deep, relaxed breathing can replace shallow, upper chest breathing. Wheezing can be controlled, sleep quality improved and exercising can be the enjoyable, relaxing activity it should be. All this affects our energy levels and sense of well-being.

BREATHING TIPS – How to help yourself right now

(a)
Pay attention to how we are breathing during the day. Try to calm and reduce the volume of air that we breathe. If we are watching T.V for example and we can hear our breathing this is a sign that we are breathing too much. Healthy breathing is calm, quiet, effortless and relaxed.ALWAYS BREATHE THROUGH THE NOSE

(b) Switch to breathing through our nose only during exercise. This may involve slowing down at first but exercise becomes much more enjoyable and in the long term we will be able to go faster. Let the nose be your guide when it comes to the speed of our run, cycle or workout. If we feel like we need to switch to mouth breathing we are going too fast! Maybe start with a daily walk with mouth closed then build it up to walk/jog.

Following the full breathing re-training programme can greatly improve health and well-being.

February Buteyko Breathing Course – Children’s and Adult Course

I have a new Buteyko Breathing course in Bantry, West Cork, starting on  Monday the 13th of  February 2017. The course will run on on 3 consecutive Mondays from the 13th of February to the 27th of February inclusive. Children’s Course will take place from 5pm to 6pm. Adult Course will take place from 6.45pm to 8.45 pm.

There is a limit of 10 participants on each course.

The venue is  New You Clinic, Marino Street, Bantry, Co Cork.

The course is  specifically for people affected by  Asthma, Rhinitis, Hayfever, Sleep Apnea, Snoring and High Blood Pressure.

Please call me on 087-7738616 for further information- or use the Contact Form on this site.

I look forward to seeing you on the 13th of February.