Level-2 Training

ASHA certified continuing education for Speech Language Pathologists

The Buteyko Breathing level-2 course is offered for 3.4 ASHA CEU’s; Professional Content; Intermediate Level in cooperation with MEEI, Department of Otolaryngology; a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

 
 

The Buteyko level 2 is a 4 or 5 days "hands-on" course. It is the second part of the Buteyko level 1 course. This course combines theory about chronic conditions and their management using the Buteyko techniques, teaching the Buteyko program to individuals and groups, and practical work with patients. The level-2 course includes 2 Buteyko courses for clients (8-10 hours each, over 4 or 5 days). There is one session in the morning and one in the evening. The trainees will co-teach the groups and will work with individuals. The intensive training starts at 8:30 AM and ends around 8:30 PM every day. The Buteyko for SLP level 1 course and self-experience (doing Buteyko for your own health) are prerequisites for this course. 

It includes the following topics:

  • Study of chronic conditions such as
    • asthma
    • allergies
    • rhinitis
    • sinusitis
    • COPD
    • sleep apnea
    • snoring
    • anxiety
    • high blood pressure
    • stress
  • Management of these conditions using the Buteyko techniques and life style changes
  • Asthma medications
  • The Buteyko program and the use of supporting online web application
  • Fitting Buteyko into your life and taking it to the next level
  • Practicum:
    • Observation of patients' courses
    • Simulated teaching of patient classes
    • Team teaching of patients' classes
    • Monitoring patients' progress
    • Discussion of individual patient's condition, improvement, and adjusting the application of the techniques to suit their needs and helath issues
Detailed course schedule can be found here
 

The course also includes:

  • Electronic reading materials
  • Electronic Link to Course Handouts
  • Clinician Manual ($50 value)
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • BBEA Listing on Website
  • Discount on individual sessions for your own health ($30 discount per session)
  • Free first year BBEA membership (value $100)
  • Ongoing email support
  • Free use of supporting software for educators and clients
Upon completion of the training and the written test, SLP's will be able to:
  • Use the Buteyko principles in speech therapy:
    • Identify dysfunctional breathing in their patients
    • Help them establish better breathing habits
    • Teach efficient breathing during speech and singing
    • Teach strategies to relieve symptoms such as nasal congestion, dyspnea, excessive phlegm, throat clearing, cough, dry mouth, etc.
    • Teach strategies to increase exercise capacity and to enhance sport performance
    • Identify and modify causes of breathing dysfunction
    • Learn how to monitor and improve their own breathing
    • Study chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, COPD, emphysema, sleep apnea, snoring, anxiety, high blood pressure and stress and their medications
    • Teach strategies to relieve symptoms of dyspnea, asthma, panic/anxiety, and snoring
    • Deliver breathing retraining programs to help restore physiologically normal breathing
    • Provide supplementary information supportive of breathing related to nutrition, sleep and exercise
  • Working with patients with:
    • Mouth and upper chest breathing pattern
    • Chronic throat clearing/cough/irritable larynx
    • PVFM
    • Dysphonia
    • Stuttering and other neurological speech disorders
    • Chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, COPD, emphysema, sleep apnea, snoring, anxiety, high blood pressure and stress

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