An Integrative Breathing Therapy program for adults

Breathing, relaxation, posture and muscle function retraining for adults using

  • breathing
  • movement
  • mindfulness
  • relaxation.

This program teaches you over 5 weekly sessions how to correct poor breathing habits and how to use breathing in combination with mindfulness and relaxation to manage symptoms, behaviour and stress.

Breathing, relaxation, posture and muscle function retraining for adults using

  • breathing
  • movement
  • mindfulness
  • relaxation.

This program teaches you over 5 weekly sessions how to correct poor breathing habits and how to use breathing in combination with mindfulness and relaxation to manage symptoms, behaviour and stress.

The program is offered as Group classes or Private consultations.

Our breathing directly reflects our health

Stress, muscle dysfunction and many types of chronic illness can cause breathing to become dysfunctional.

If your breathing becomes dysfunctional your health suffers.

Training yourself to breathe correctly or functionally can be a missing link for improving your health and managing conditions such as asthma, sleep apnea, stress and anxiety, pain and chronic illness.

The program can help with:

  • unexplained breathlessness and breathing discomfort
  • asthma and chronic lung complaints
  • snoring and sleep apnea
  • poor breathing patterns and habits
  • anxiety disorders
  • hyperventilation disorders.

What does the program involve?

The Better Breathing, Better Health program has been developed and refined over 25 years by Dr Courtney to draw together techniques and therapy for maximum benefit. It involves:

  • an initial assessment by Dr Courtney
  • 5 weekly therapy sessions of 1 hour, individually or in a small group
  • practice at home between sessions
  • a follow-up assessment (optional).

Cost

Classes: The therapy classes are one hour sessions each week for 5 weeks. The cost of the Group classes is $350.

Assessment: the initial assessment takes about an hour and costs $150.

Some things you will learn in this program

  • what correct breathing actually is and how it relates to conditions like asthma, COPD, snoring, sleep apnea, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, insomnia, exercise performance
  • how to improve breathing pattern and optimise the use of your diaphragm and breathing muscles
  • how to improve your ability to breathe through your nose
  • how to recognise and correct hyperinflation and hyperventilation
  • how to use breathing techniques to control symptoms
  • how to use breathing to calm the nervous system improve the function of your vagus nerve
  •  breathing, relaxation and mind-body practices to use during formal practice, at rest and during daily life to improve health.

Breathing assessment

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The initial assessment

We look at your health history to evaluate symptoms and causes of breathing issues.

A comprehensive breathing assessment is carried out, including lung function, hyperventilation and breathing pattern evaluation.

We record baseline measures so that your progress can be monitored.

Dr Courtney can then advise if this program is likely to be helpful and/or refer for other treatment or to other health professionals if necessary.

The follow-up assessment

After the 5 sessions it is recommended that you are re-assessed to evaluate progress and advised if any other treatment is needed.

The next step

To book an initial assessment please call the clinic.

To register for therapy classes see the class schedule.

Or please contact Dr Courtney if you would like to discuss how this revolutionary program could help you.