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In 2010 I read an article in a magazine about The Benefits of the Buteyko breathing programme and it resonated with me. I had a tendency to mouth breathe all my life. I was waking two or three times a night and my mouth would be so dry. My children told me I snored. I could barely run for the bus. I had a young family and the tiredness was so frustrating. I thought Buteyko might help so I followed up on the article and contacted Patrick Mc Keown. I did his course in Dublin. The exercises changed the way I breathe and this has had such a positive impact on my life.  I sleep soundly and have much more energy. I have even taken up more activities. Small changes. Big difference.

Over the next few years I read more and more articles and studies and realised how much evidence there is to support this method, which should be much more widely known. It takes time and support to fully benefit from it.  Even if my GP told me to “go home and breathe through your nose” I wouldn’t have been able to do it.

I did the practitioners course in 2015/2016  in Galway and set up as a practitioner in South Dublin. I have seen the positive effects on people and it gives me great satisfaction to be able to help them.

Martha Buteyko Practitioner