Essentials of Breathing Retraining
A Systematic and Effective Approach to Assessing and Correcting Dysfunctional Breathing
Level 1: Essential Breathing Skills February 8, 2018 Sydney (Thursday )
Level 2: Essentials of Breathing Retraining February 9-11, 2018 Sydney (Friday – Sunday)
These trainings are for health practitioners who want to enhance their effectiveness with breath work and include evidence-based breathing retraining therapy into their clinical work.
They are designed for physiotherapists, OTs, psychologists, speech pathologists, nurses, myofunctional therapists and dental health professionals working with clients with airway and breathing-related issues, including asthma, and anxiety and sleep disorders.
Level 1 is the introductory level of assessment and correction of dysfunctional breathing (Tess Graham’s Basics of Healthy Breathing or Essential Breathing Skills one or two day workshops.) CPD hours: 7
Pre-requisite: Health science /Health education qualification
Participants in the Feb 8th 2018 Level 1 training can follow on by also enrolling in the Feb 9-11 Level 2 training.
Level 2 training reviews and expands upon Level 1 training, teaches the skills and structure for delivering effective breathing retraining programs, goes deeper into theory, practice and application, and includes a 6-month mentoring program. 90 mins per month for 6 months. CPD hours: 30
Pre-requisite: Level 1 Basics of Healthy Breathing or Essential Breathing Skills Workshop
With Less Than 30% of The Population Breathing Correctly There is a
Great Need for Health Professionals Skilled in Breathing Retraining
A dysfunctional breathing pattern underlies many disorders that are prevalent today, including:
Asthma | Nasal Problems | Anxiety & Panic Disorders |Snoring | Sleep Apnoea | Mouth-Breathing | Airway & Orthodontic Issues. It is however rarely recognised, as assessment of a person’s baseline (everyday) breathing pattern is not part of standard medical diagnosis.
HELP ADULTS AND CHILDREN TO BREATHE WELL, SLEEP WELL AND BE WELL
In this live training, Tess Graham, physiotherapist, breathing educator and sports performance coach, is teaching the techniques of breathing retraining that she has developed and applied in the simplest way to achieve extraordinary outcomes for over 6500 people with breathing-related disorders.
Breathing retraining is the process of identification and correction of dysfunctional breathing habits to restore a physiologically normal pattern of breathing. This allows calm, silent, easy breathing (awake and asleep), balanced blood chemistry, and optimal oxygenation and function of all cells, tissues and organs. Full mental and physical wellbeing depend on correct breathing. Over 90% of people experience significant reduction or elimination of snoring, asthma symptoms, blocked nose and anxiety and panic attacks within five days, and have increased capacity for exercise.
This comprehensive training includes:
- Assessment and correction of dysfunctional breathing patterns
- Mechanical, physiological, psychological and biochemical effects of dysfunctional breathing.
- Integrating physiologically normal breathing into ADL, speech, sleep, sport, yoga, Pilates, meditation
- Delivering breathing retraining programs to adults and children with breathing-related disorders (Level 2)
- Working with doctors and healthcare professionals
- Practice development modules (Value $495) (Level 2)
- Personal experience of breathing retraining (Value:$790)
- 2 hours of breathing coaching during exercise (Value $350) includes hill walk and swimming (Level 2)
- Monthly mentoring via Zoom for 6 months (Level 2)
See below for Level 1 and Level 2 daily outline
The course is a combination of theory, practice, case presentation and discussion. The Level 2 training also has a module focused on helping you develop a successful breathing retraining practice and is followed by an invaluable 6-month mentoring program where we meet via Zoom for 90-mins once a month. [30 continuing education hours total]
All participants in Level 2 training partake in daily breathing retraining for their own health and wellbeing and in order to be more effective breathing educators. The positive changes reported include feeling calmer, lower respiration and heart rate, faster recovery from exercise, clearer nose, better sleep and more energy. Two optional sessions of (nose-) breathing coaching in exercise – a hill walk (or jog) and swimming are included.
PHOTO 1: 2016 participants breathing easy after steep climb to the Byron Bay lighthouse while comfortably nose-breathing (see video)
PHOTO 2: 2016 participants try out breath control during swimming. Nose-breathing swimming video
Feb 8, 2018, 9.00am – 5.00pm (7 hrs)
$495 (450 + GST)
Inclusions: Course Notes and Workbook, Certificate
Feb 9-11, 2018, 9.00am – 4.30pm + 6 months mentoring program (30 hrs)
$1870 (1700 + GST) Earlybird rate: up to October 6 2017
$2200 (2000 + GST) Level 2 Standard from October 7
Inclusions: Course Notes and Workbook, Certificate, Outdoor breathing coaching sessions
NOTE: Level 2 program has booked out in advance each year 2012-2017
SAVE $330 by registering now
This program is only held once every 12 months in Australia.
Tess Graham, physiotherapist and breathing educator, has extensive clinical and research experience in breathing retraining. She has worked exclusively in this field for 25 years, establishing Australia’s first dedicated breathing clinic in 1993. Tess is an internationally recognised authority on breathing, sleep and sports performance. She is the author of Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea (2012) and Relief from Anxiety and Panic (2017). Tess holds the Diploma in the Buteyko Breathing Method (Moscow 1998).
Level 1 Thurs Feb 8 9.00 – 4.30pm
Initial consultation and assessment process: breathing pattern assessment & assessing breathing-related symptoms; taking the history; guide to forms used; breathing-related disorders: prevalence, statistics, causes; relevant physiology of breathing; mechanical, physiological, psychological and biochemical effects of dysfunctional breathing; the breathing/anxiety /insomnia/trauma and sleep disorders connection; myths and misunderstandings about breathing; the importance of nose-diaphragm-breathing at the correct rate, rhythm and volume and the optimal O2/CO2 balance during rest, speech, sleep and exercise; techniques to help restore regular, comfortable, nose-diaphragm breathing with good posture; strategies to relieve and prevent the stress response, breathlessness, panic attacks and insomnia.
Review of Level 1 training (see above).
Breathing Retraining Session (practical) Introduction and Lesson 1: BreatheAbility® – 9 Habits of Healthy Breathing.
Tailoring the program for best results; breathing retraining history, principles and practice; food, water, salt and breathing; mouth-breathing, airway and orthodontic issues; formal and informal practice, blending practice into everyday activities; lifestyle strategies and behaviours to facilitate and maintain improved breathing; case presentations; asthma and asthma medications; 1st-aid breathing remedies for blocked nose, asthma, anxiety and panic attacks; better breathing during sleep; food diaries.
Reassessment and Review
Breathing Retraining Session
Today’s topics: Anxiety and panic disorder, PTSD, Panic Control Exercise; sleep disorders; sleep hygiene; medical diagnostics, medical treatments for breathing disorders; healing response; working with children, case presentations
Practical: teaching skills, role-playing
Reassessment and Review
Breathing Retraining Session
Breathing training in walking – hills and/or breathing training in swimming (before and after today’s session)
Today’s topics: Buteyko breathing techniques; speech and breathing, working with singers, actors, presenters; improving exercise and fitness capacity, helping people with more chronic and serious disorders; application of breathing retraining for the very young, the elderly, chronic and complicated conditions, serious anxiety disorders; working with doctors and other health professionals; when to refer; hold-ups to improvement; breaking through; the ‘3 Day Holiday’, the follow-on process, case presentations.
Practical: practice teaching modules
Practice Development (Module 1)
ONLINE MENTORING SESSIONS VIA ZOOM (90mins x 1/mth x 6 mths)
Topics include: case presentations & discussions, Q&A, more discussion on breathing-related illnesses, healing responses, adapting breathing retraining to those who have chronic and complicated illnesses; fine tuning the use of breath-pauses and Buteyko techniques; sports performance enhancement, sports recovery techniques, working with individual and team athletes; working with children; practice development.
PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT MODULES INCLUDE:
Attracting and enrolling clients; delivering exceptional value; planning, fee structure, program structure, networking, developing word-of-mouth and professional referrals, liaising with health professionals; presenting information seminars.
On a whim, four years ago, I took an introductory course for physiotherapists on breathing dysfunction and breathing re-training. At the time, I did not anticipate that this course would ultimately spark a deep interest and passion in the topic and set me in a completely new direction within my profession. Almost immediately, I set on a mission for more advanced training from ‘the best’ in the field. Earlier this year I was given a copy of Tess Graham’s first book and suddenly I felt as though I had hit the proverbial ‘jack pot’. The approach that Tess has developed over 25 years – BreatheAbility® – perfectly blended everything I had learned about breathing science up until then (and then more) in a way that deeply resonated with me and my clinical style. So, when the opportunity to train and mentor with Tess in Byron Bay presented I knew I absolutely had to find a way to make the long sojourn from Canada. Learning directly with Tess was such a special and life changing experience. Heather Grieve BSc. PT, RPT, Ontario Canada. Dec 2016
Breathing retraining has been an important tool in my repertoire of treatment strategies for over twenty years. However, completing Tess’s course has completely changed the way I understand and address breathing issues amongst my clientele. Adopting her techniques has led to rapid progress in symptom relief early on in treatment, contributing to greater gains in therapeutic progress overall. Fiona Sandilands – clinical psychologist, ACT
This is a very worthwhile course for a physiotherapist wanting to enhance their knowledge and skills around breathing. In addition, providing breathing retraining programs has added a new dimension to my practice.
Kate Milne – Breathing Matters, Countrywide Physiotherapy, Angaston SA
I am very impressed with Tess Graham’s knowledge and expertise and the usefulness of the techniques she teaches. I am amazed by using these simple techniques, I am able to help my clients with various chronic conditions including deconditioned, neurological and COPD to achieve better breathing control and improve on their mobility and balance more easily. May Kwan, community physiotherapist, Brisbane, QLD
The outcomes that I saw Tess achieve in 5 days were amazing.Tess is an excellent communicator. Caroline Ash – Buteyko breathing educator, Tasmania