Breathing - The Missing Piece to the Therapeutic Puzzle’

Workshop (1 & 1/4 hour)

Over 25 years ago, Mim Beim enrolled in a short Buteyko breathing course. A few days after, the asthma that had plagued her since adolescence, ‘disappeared’! Dysfunctional breathing is very often the vital missing piece of the therapeutic puzzle Discover the connections between breathing, and conditions as diverse as asthma, sleep apnoea, snoring, anxiety, IBS, reflux and high blood pressure. Learn simple breathing techniques you can teach your patients to ‘value add’ to your other treatment protocols.

Breathing - The Missing Piece to the Therapeutic Puzzle

Workshop (1 & 1/4 hour)

Over 25 years ago, Mim Beim enrolled in a short Buteyko breathing course. A few days after, the asthma that had plagued her since adolescence, ‘disappeared’! In 2011 Mim trained as a Buteyko Breathing Educator and was amazed to find that this method has much more to offer than just relieving the symptoms of asthma.

Based on the work of Russian medical researcher, Konstantin Buteyko, the Buteyko Breathing Method aims to correct dysfunctional breathing patterns that may be part of the cause or even the genesis of conditions including asthma, anxiety, IBS, GORD, hypertension, and sleep apnoea.

Buteyko’s claim was that chronic hyperventilation, or ‘over breathing’, causes a decline in CO2 levels, below optimal levels. Signs that an individual is over breathing include; mouth breathing, frequent yawning, sighing or sniffing, throat clearing and snoring.

Exercises designed to increase CO2 levels, over time, appear to re-set the respiratory centre, perhaps via neuroplasticity, so that eventually the individual is breathing optimally… automatically.

In addition to Buteyko breathing, Mim will discuss the importance of diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is more than a breathing muscle; it is a lymphatic pump and organ of digestion.

Breathing is the most fundamental bodily process, common to us all, yet breathing is often taken for granted. Dysfunctional breathing is may be the vital missing piece of the therapeutic puzzle.

Learn simple breathing techniques you can teach your patients to ‘value add’ to your other treatment protocols.

Mim Beim has been practising naturopathy for over 30 years. She has written 9 books, and has been a columnist for various publications including Sunday Telegraph’s Body and Soul and Sun Herald’s Tempo. Mim lectures at Endeavour College. She has 2 practices, one in Bowral in the Southern Highlands, the other in Sydney’s CBD. For the past 15 years Mim has manufactured a range of therapeutic (and delicious) herbal teas.

Mim is a Fellow of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA), a full member of the Australian Society of Authors, and is a Fellow of Buteyko Professionals International (BPI). In 2017 she was honoured with the award EXCELLENCE in PRACTICE (Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine) by the 2017 BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Awards

In 2011 trained as a Buteyko Breathing Educator. Since that time, Mim has been teaching the Buteyko technique, as well as incorporating the breathing method within her naturopathic practice.