28/05/2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Light Centre ONLINE via Zoom
Patrick McKeown

Thursday 28 May

During this live 2-hour Buteyko clinic Patrick teaches you specific breathing exercises and lifestyle protocols (sleep quality) to be practiced daily. He explains the science linking dysfunctional breathing patterns to anxiety, panic disorder and depression and coaches you how to practice each breathing exercise and sets you a daily breathing program to restore you to functional breathing. Patrick also provides breathing techniques to stimulate the vagus nerve to improve functioning of the autonomic nervous system.

Anxiety is a common mental health problem. It can cause physical and psychological discomfort, feelings of fear, avoidance, restlessness, irritability, fatigue, disturbed sleep, memory problems, muscle tension, poor focus and panic attacks.

Children and adults who are prone to anxiety and panic attacks often exhibit signs of chronic breathing pattern disorders.

Hyperventilation, irregular breathing and frequent sighing can increase your body’s sensitivity to blood carbon dioxide and lead to over breathing and other symptoms of panic attack.

Scientists studied the positive outcomes of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and respiratory exercises and discovered that both approaches were beneficial in the treatment of anxiety. However, CBT did not address the biochemical aspects of panic attacks whereas breathing exercises did

Poor breathing patterns can cause a negative feedback loop in which shallow, fast, upper-chest breathing creates feelings of anxiety.
Anxiety is linked with respiratory illnesses and psychological disorders like bipolar. By addressing breathing pattern disorders it is possible to relieve symptoms of anxiety and improve your overall quality of life.

Ireland based international breathing expert and author Patrick McKeown was educated at Trinity College Dublin, and completed his clinical training in Russia in 2002. Patrick is breathing adviser to Laird Hamilton’s XPT, Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology and published by international medical journals and leading book publishers.
His latest book, The Oxygen Advantage (published in fourteen languages), combines specially formulated techniques to reduce breathlessness during physical exercise, increase oxygen delivery to the brain, improve sleep, concentration and to remain focused under stress.

With 125 trained instructors across 30 countries, Oxygen Advantage is recognised as a foremost authority in breathing for exercise performance and sleep. To date, Patrick has worked with elite military Special Forces, SWAT, as well as Olympic coaches and athletes.

“Using Oxygen Advantage for the reduction of stress in SWAT and other High Stress Law Enforcement activities is what I am most interested in now and I have a lot to work with thanks again to Patrick McKeown!”


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