Breathing Retraining: Asthma Anxiety Snoring Apnea, Buteyko

Tracey Anderson Askew (BEd.) &Tess Graham (BSc, GradDipPhysio). Breathing Educators trained in Buteyko Breathing Method.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

    Snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, asthma, nasal problems, anxiety, panic attacks, breathlessness, chronic coughing… people with these problems have a ‘disordered breathing pattern’ - a faulty way of breathing, DAY and NIGHT, which is rarely identified or addressed, yet produces a myriad of distressing symptoms throughout the body.

    Breathe Away’s online course Breathing Retraining teaches you how to return to a physiologically normal (optimal) breathing pattern- how a person in perfect health breathes, someone who breathes slowly, smoothly and silently, and never snores, breathes erratically, gets wheezy, breathless or panicky, or gulps air through their mouth, yawns or sighs a lot.

    You can change the way you breathe

    ~ it's as easy as taking your next breath… differently

  • Designed specifically for busy people and needs no special devices
  • First results in under 24 hours -sleep better from the first night
  • Unblock your nose within minutes, using simple breathing technique
  • 30% average reduction in total symptom score by day 2*
  • 90% of participants report less or no snoring, coughing or wheezing by day 5*
  • Less than one third of the cost of a face-to-face course

This course is based on the breathing retraining programs that Tess Graham has delivered for the past two decades to more than 5500 people with extraordinary and consistent success. Tess's work is complemented by her training in physiotherapy and in the physician-developed Buteyko Breathing Technique.

This 16 lecture course (video, audio, graphics, handouts) includes:

  • Breathing pattern assessment and symptom assessment
  • The 5-day breathing retraining program (taken as slowly as you like)
  • The 9 Habits of Healthy Breathing
  • Breathing in speaking, singing and exercise
  • Reassessment, problem-solving, making the changes permanent

    Our key points of difference as a breathing course:

    We teach physiologically normal breathing - not the big, ‘deep-breathing’ and ‘full-inhale/exhale’ breathing exercises that are so commonly taught and which may provoke dizziness, coughing, wheezing, anxiety and panic attacks, and perpetuate a snoring problem.

    Our course is suitable for people with high levels of anxiety.
    The process is gentle, nothing is forced - you will be amazed at how profound the improvements are while you remain at all times within your comfort zone.

    Easily do-able for busy people - success does not depend upon hours of formal practice. You are taught how to blend the practice into your daily life. You breathe approximately 15,000 times while you're awake – that means countless opportunities to make changes as you go about your day. You can achieve brilliant results just with this ‘informal’ practice and even more stunning results if you commit to completing the simple ‘formal’ breathing exercises.

    * for people undertaking our breathing retraining program as recommended.

What are the requirements?

  • Open your mind to a new concept. Breathing Retraining will change the way you think about breathing.
  • No special equipment or gadgets are required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn skills and techniques to manage breathing-related health conditions.
  • Understand your body and its response to healthy functioning and what goes wrong when breathing is “dysfunctional”.
  • Understand common misconceptions about breathing and breathing physiology.
  • Breathe in the way your body is designed to breathe by resetting the brain’s automated breathing response.
  • Have an option for improving your breathing that is often overlooked in favour of medication, surgical, or appliance-based approaches.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for adults who have a concern about the way they breathe.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction & Background

Welcome to Breathe Away! In Lesson 1 we introduce the presenters, Tess Graham and Tracey Anderson Askew, overview the course content, and look at who may have poor breathing and what may be causing it.


In Lesson 2 we investigate the way we breath, and identify key symptoms of poor breathing. We'll also undertake a symptom self-assessment to identify how you presently breathe.


What is normal breathing? And how does your breathing compare? In Lesson 3 Part 1 we address these questions. We also take a look at what is involved in breathing retraining. Finally we'll introduce The Cloud Exercise, which will serve as a powerful metaphor in the retraining process.


What actually causes your symptoms? In Lesson 3 Part 2, we dive into the physiology of breathing to learn how poor breathing habits cause your symptoms.

Section 2: The 9 Healthy Habits

In Lesson 4 we introduce the 9 Habits of Healthy Breathing. We'll then look in depth at the first two Healthy Habits: Awareness, and Nose-Breathing.


In Lesson 5 we investigate posture as a major influence on our breathing. We take an in depth look at the Healthy Habit of Upright Posture, and introduce an exercise we can use to help us improve our posture.


This audio recording will be a guide through your Formal Practice. By practicing for 10 minutes, 3-4 times a day, you can start to make major improvements to your default posture and breathing. Warning: Do not listen to this audio while driving or operating machinery, as it can induce significant relaxation.


Our diet is integrally related to our breathing pattern. In Lesson 6 we investigate the Food-Breathing Connection, and how what we eat, when we eat, and how much we eat can help or hinder our breathing.


In Lesson 7 we look at Healthy Habit #4, Regular Breathing; that is breathing in a steady regular rhythm. We'll also look at the Short Breath-Hold Technique and the 3x3 Exercise for greater breath control.


Healthy Habit #5 is Diaphragm Breathing. In Lesson 8 we contrast Diaphragm Breathing to the incorrect upper-chest and abdomen breathing patterns, explaining why it is much preferable to these. We'll introduce the soft-gold-band concept to help us reset out breathing to use our diaphragm. We'll also another audio recording to help with this process.


This audio file will take you through a shortened step-through of the upright coathanger posture and then on to the concept of soft-gold-band diaphragm breathing.

Your Formal Practice with this audio file should be 10-20 minutes, 2-3 times a day. Aim for 30-40 minutes total Formal Practice per day.

Warning: Do not listen to this audio while driving or operating machinery, as it can induce significant relaxation.


Our topic for this Lesson 9 is Healthy Habit 7, Silent Invisible Breathing. We'll look at why this kind of breathing is beneficial, and introduce imagery to help you make your breaths quieter and smaller.


This final audio file will take you through the upright coathanger posture, solf-gold-band diaphragm breathing, and also introduces practice of silent, invisible breathing. As with the other recordings, this one goes for 10 minutes, but can be repeated.

Your Formal Practice with this audio file should be 10-20 minutes, 3 times a day. Even up to 90 minutes per day total will be of benefit, if you have the time.

Warning: Do not listen to this audio while driving or operating machinery, as it can induce significant relaxation.

Section 3: Breathing in Special Situations

In Lesson 10 we investigate how we can improve our breathing while speaking, singing and laughing, and we introduce The Alphabet Exercise.


Sport and exercise can provide challenges to Nose-Breathing, but in Lesson 11 we investigate how the correct approach lets us breath in a more comfortable and heathy way, while sustainably increasing exercise intensity.

Section 4: Wrapping Up

In this final Lesson, we take stock of how far you've come in this course and undertake a symptom reassessment. Hopefully you've seen major improvements in your symptoms compared to at the start of the course. We'll also look at potential hold ups to improvement, and how to take your breathing retraining even further!

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Instructor Biography

Tracey has been an Educator for over 20 years.

Her key focus has been asking the big questions like;

‘How do I assist people to reach their full potential?’ She came across Tess’s work when looking for solutions to making childbirth a better experience for women.

One of the most fundamental aspects of health and well-being is of course breathing. She was impressed by Tess’s clinical experience, and more importantly the results she achieved with her clients.

Since then she has been achieving the same success with her pregnant women and their families and would like to bring this valuable work to a larger audience. She is the Founder of Better Breathing Centres, Calmbirth Canberra and Calm Parenting and continues to be mentored and supported by Tess as she gets this work to more and more people.

Instructor Biography

Tess Graham, Breathing Educator

Tess Graham is Australia’s ‘go-to’ trusted expert on breathing.

Tess has a science degree majoring in anatomy and physiology, and a post-graduate qualification in physiotherapy. She has the highly-regarded diploma in the Buteyko breathing method from Moscow. She has extensive experience in working with hyperventilation and other forms of dysfunctional breathing.

For 20 years Tess has had a successful clinical practice in Canberra, Australia, dedicated entirely to breathing retraining. She has helped more than 5000 people – men, women and children of all ages and abilities – to achieve quality sleep, boost their energy and lower their risk of serious health issues by improving the way they breathe. She has also developed a Sports Performance Enhancement program and worked with many elite and team athletes.

Tess now devotes most of her time to speaking, lecturing and teaching throughout Australia and abroad in order to spread her life-enhancing message. Her essential message is this: “To sleep well and be well, you must breathe well.” Getting your breathing right is the foundation of true health and wellbeing.

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