"Keeping in mind all the complications that can emerge during the training, we forbid self-training. Supervision by a specially trained practitioner is essential"
We follow the guidelines of Professor Buteyko with regards to the training and administration of Practitioners.
They are as follows:
When a prospective Practitioner has managed to master the method for themselves, reverse their chronic diseases and achieve a high "Control Pause", they may commence training. Initially, this involves assisting a fully qualified practitioner, with a title of "Associate Facilitator". After gaining sufficient experience, they may go on to practicing under supervision, with the title of "Senior Facilitator".
Upon the recommendation of their teacher they may begin to work independently, but still report their results and progress to their teacher. At this point they are an "Associate Practitioner".
After around five years of working with students and gaining diverse experience with complicated and difficult cases and demonstrating solid results and upon the recommendation of their teacher, they are able to work independently, at which point they hold the position of "Practitioner".
The process of becoming a fully qualified and endorsed Practitioner is around five to seven years.
Meet our Practitioners...
I’m Argentinian (¡Hola che!) and my background is in theoretical physics. I came to know about the Buteyko method in 2020, looking for alternative treatments for a malignant nodule in my wife’s neck. The sustained practice allowed us to reverse several chronic symptoms and to stop the degenerative process associated with deep breathing. The Buteyko method provides the possibility to live your life in peace, without being worried about chronic health issues, and without being a slave to the medical/pharmacological industry. I’m working to help spread the method and, in particular, to make it available to the Spanish speaking public.
Javier initially experienced the benefits of Butyeko with his vocal work as an opera singer. He soon realised there was much more to the method. Assisting senior practitioners in reversing chronic diseases within his closer circle convinced him that the method should be brought to Spanish speaking countries. He's currently doing that in association with Nicolas Nessi and becoming a practitioner under the supervision of Martha Roe, Christopher Drake and Vladimir Sukhonosov.
John has worked in primary care, and urgent care for about twenty years, in US hospitals and clinics. He has studied and applied the classical Buteyko method since 2019. As a result, he was able to reverse a so called "incurable chronic illness", and fully restore his health. He is now an enthusiastic advocate of the method, and is working toward becoming a qualified practitioner.
Chris lives in New England USA and started practicing the Classical Buteyko Method in December 2019. With diligent practice and a strong desire to get well, she now experiences freedom from migraine headaches, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression, allergies, rosacea, and other chronic symptoms. Grateful for having finally found the answer to these baffling conditions, she wants to teach the method and share her recovery with others.
Jeff lives in rural Virginia in the United States of America. He started practicing the Classical Buteyko Method in April 2020 to treat a list of over 20 symptoms. This list included chronic fatigue, major depression, brain fog, irritable bowel disease, food intolerances, chronic infections, panic attacks, anxiety, sensitivity to sound and mood swings.
Jeff’s practice has radically transformed his health, life and relationships. He has gone from bedridden isolation and misery to able to enjoy daily physical activity and a full family life with his wife and three children, who also practice and continue to benefit from the method.
His primary motive to teach the method is to save others the time, effort, resources and suffering he went through with trying ineffective treatments before finding Learn Buteyko.
I, Professor Konstantin Buteyko, the inventor of the method of treatment for some chronic diseases of the respiratory system, nervous system, hormonal system, cardio-vascular system, immune system (Patent No: 1067640), known in the West as the Buteyko Method, categorically make this statement:
The Buteyko Method appears misleadingly simple to practice. However, there is a specific training on how to apply this method to each individual patient. If this is done incorrectly there could be severe complications and damaging effects on a patient’s health.
It is for this reason that I only allow qualified practitioners to teach the Buteyko Method to patients in a workshop environment. As a Professor of Medicine I clearly state that it is dangerous for medical doctors or health care professionals to practice the Buteyko Method without the appropriate training.
I categorically state that it is exceedingly dangerous for patients to be instructed in the Buteyko Method through the medium of video, audio tapes, books, instructions and manuals. The Buteyko Practitioner assesses the 4 page Patient History Form before commencement of the workshop. They then monitor the progress of each individual patient on a daily basis during the workshop course, adjusting the use of the techniques to each individual’s need, to ensure correct use of the method and prevent complications arising. They are available for follow-up consultations where necessary.
Any Buteyko practitioner who does not train patients thoroughly in the Buteyko Method by taking shortcuts with videos, tapes, books, instructions and manuals and who try to offer training to potential Buteyko practitioners will have their certificates removed.
I will also use legal measures and public opinion to stop those who misuse and abuse my method and bring the Buteyko Method into disrepute.
Meanwhile, I will wish people well – my only concern is to see the Buteyko Method taught correctly in the West.
I congratulate all patients who have achieved freedom from their disease by practising the Buteyko Method.