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Teaching Finest Buteyko Practitioners with MCP 50-60+ s

Buteyko Teacher Courses in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

"If the percent of learning (the method by students) is less than 90, this breathing practitioner should be banned to work."
Dr. KP Buteyko, MD, PhD, the author and creator of the Buteyko method

This video above is Misha Sakharoff's testimonial about his training as Buteyko practitioner with Dr. Artour Rakhimov.

In this video above, Volker Schmitz shares his experience about his Buteyko practitioner courses.

Having over 50-60 s morning CP is surely the most important single factor that determines future performance and efficiency of any Buteyko breathing teacher, as it was discovered by Dr. KP Buteyko and confirmed by my observations of 100s of breathing teachers since 2001. I view this requirement as a very significant one. Apart from the above two high-CP student-teachers, Richard Geller (Virginia, USA) is one of my students who has had up to 50+ s morning CP for many months.

Artour Rakhimov, PhD, Buteyko breathing practitioner certification trainer Buteyko Breathing Teacher Course (Outline)

What Buteyko breathing trainees are going to learn in their course

Lectures, learning how to conduct lectures and organize your own practice (10 hours)

After their own training (and getting at least 30+ morning CPs), trainees are required to attend 2 of my lectures in order to see the lecture from a different perspective, not as a student who have health problems, but as a breathing teacher. This courses can be organized by me or by a trainee locally (in the UK, EU, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Australia).

The training actually starts before these lectures with about 30 minute lesson that explains the purpose of lectures and key ideas that should be provided during these lectures. In order words, even though these trainees already attended lectures in the past as students, they need to learn and understand how students see the lecture-presentation and what the goals of these lectures are.

All trainees are provided with my Powerpoint presentation, 2 hour audio recordings of past lectures, and notes that explains main ideas. All these files are located in the folder “Lecture”.

After getting this information, the trainee needs to conduct 2 his or her lectures to small groups of newbies or only 1-2 individuals in order to have practical experience in this area.

Attending the main course: 5 lessons, 2 hours each (25 hours in total)

As a next step, the trainee attends my usual group course, which includes 5 group lessons (2-2.5 hours each), and individual classes (there private lessons for most students or those who take medication, have problems with learning breathing exercises, or have individual questions to discuss).

Therefore, training teachers usually include attending 2 group courses: usually, one course as a student, with practicing breathing exercises and making other changes, and another one with explanations for teachers (before and after group classes), why we do things in a certain order and all details related to these classes.

New teachers are provided with a lesson plan for each group lesson (5 lessons in total): detailed PowerPoint presentations for each lesson, audio recordings, and files with notes with more details/specifics related to teaching breathing retraining.

Practice: Teaching courses to students (30-35 hours)

After attending my group course as a trainee, the new teacher should conduct his or her own courses (usually 2) to a group or 1-2 individuals (or more) under my supervision, while using the same (or adjusted) Powerpoint presentation and materials. These classes are normally accompanied by prior and post classes (just before and soon after classes) in order to discuss details and analyze mistakes.

Learning the advanced course (7 hours)

As a part of their learning, some of my students (generally with over 30+ s morning CP) attended the advanced course that includes 3 lessons, about 2 hours each. While this advanced course is based on the same ideas, it includes some new details and techniques that allows students to get up to 45-50 s and more for their morning CPs.

There are 3 folders with the same files for each of these classes (Powerpoint presentations, audio recordings and notes for teachers with goals and extra details).

Specialized lessons for teachers (10 hours)

Since teaching breathing retraining requires numerous additional skills that are applied to specific cases and situations, there are several specialized lessons for teachers. The topics for these extra lessons are:

Contraindications
How to deal with people who have panic attacks, hypertension, transplants, pregnancy, etc.

Dealing with different health conditions:
- Respiratory
- Cardiovascular
- GI problems
- Hormonal
….

Most difficult cases:
- Diabetes, emphysema
- Inability to exercise
- Combined conditions
- Root canals, amalgams
- Multiple allergies, very poor sleep, GI problems.

Analyzing personal info of students
How to analyze and use personal questionnaires of students.

Medication and breathing retraining
General and specific ideas related to medical drugs and hormones and how to cooperate with doctors.

Focal infections
What is important for various cases of focal infections.

Analyzing daily logs
Why we keep this and only this information in daily logs. Examples of daily logs and their analysis with finding key problems and addressing them effectively. Examples.

Teaching children
How to explain the method to children, specific steps related to teaching 3-5 years old and younger/older children.


All these topics are also provided in the form of audio recordings (MP3 files) and Word/PDF/PPT files with notes that contain outlines and key ideas related to each topic.

Summary
The total time for the course for Buteyko breathing teacher-practitioners is usually about 80-90 hours.

Additional email support
After completion of the course, the breathing teacher is also provided with email support for additional questions and queries that can appear later, during their own practice.

Training may take place in England, Europe (including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, etc.), USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries depending on availability of students. Some part of the training course can take via Skype.

Related pages:
- Buteyko teacher training without paying (in exchange for your work)
- Buteyko breathing instructor training (review)
- Buteyko courses and fees including requirements and fees for practitioner training and certification.

Natural lifestyle choices before and after breathing retraining

Lifestyle factor: Body oxygen < 30 s Body oxygen > 50 s
Energy level Medium, low, or very low High
Desire to exercise Not strong, but possible Craving and joy of exercise
Intensive exercise with nose breathing Hard or impossible Easy and effortless
Typical mind states Confusion, anxiety, depression Focus, concentration, clarity
Craving for sugar and junk foods Present Absent
Addictions to smoking, alcohol, and drugs Possible Absent
Desire to eat raw foods Weak and rare Very common and natural
Correct posture Rare and requires efforts Natural and automatic
Sleep Often of poor quality; > 7 hours Excellent quality; < 5 hours naturally
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