Breathe Free Clinic was set up after practitioner Felicity Campbell had experienced for herself the benefits of breathing correctly and wanted to enable others to access the training.
When stressors, whether lifestyle, diet, environmental or psychological, become too great, they alter our breathing and over time these patterns become habitual.
Functional healthy breathing is at the heart of wellness and resilience in our fast paced ever-changing world.
Over the past century we have seen a huge rise in non-communicable diseases such as asthma, sleep apnoea, diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue and mental health issues to name a few.
Traditional medicine has struggled to deal with this rise without pharmaceutical help or devices, which can often fall short and can cause undesirable side effects or impacts on lifestyle.
It has therefore become essential for individuals to learn about and take more responsibility for their own health in order to stay well.
This is what breathing re-education at the Breathe Free Clinic aims to do.
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Felicity is a Buteyko Institute Trained Breathing Educator, Life Coach and Mentor.
Her teaching incorporates the Buteyko method, capnography (which assists in assessment of breathing function and retraining), and a gentle breathing method developed by an Australian physiotherapist, whom she also trained under.
“I was inspired to become a practitioner because of the lasting health benefits I had had myself after learning the Buteyko technique over 18 years ago; and because of it’s widespread application. I would love to pass this on to others.”
If you would like to book a breathing assessment or attend a course in the Waikato, please contact the Breathe Free Clinic by phone or email.
Ukranian-born Professor Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko brought his mechanical engineering skills to bear when he developed a programme of breathing exercises and lifestyle guidelines that are now known as The Buteyko Method, after graduating as a medical doctor in 1952.
The Buteyko breathing method has been proven to alleviate a wide range of disorders such as panic attacks and anxiety, snoring and sleep apnoea, asthma, epilepsy and breathlessness, because it treats the common causal denominator in these cases, and teaches how and why correcting breathing dysfunction will do this.
The Buteyko breathing method has many applications for individual health and it will be a great day when we see it become embedded in health education at school and home as a basic hygiene practice which starts young.
Breathing Clinics New Zealand (BCNZ) is a collective of independent breathing practitioners nationwide in New Zealand who are Buteyko trained and are committed to upholding the highest professional standards in providing self-help options for those with respiratory and other health conditions.
They undertake regular professional development seminars and training and discuss case studies with one another in order to find the best solutions for individuals.