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About Ann

Ann Pianetta
Registered Buteyko Breathing Educator through the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association, Inc.

Ann Pianetta has been a teacher of the Buteyko Breathing Technique since November of 2008. Her initial training was completed with Patrick McKeown of the Buteyko Clinic of Moscow and the Buteyko Clinic of Europe with additional training with Christine Bauman and Robert Litman in Victoria, BC Canada in March of 2011. While Ann is a Registered Breathing Educator in the Buteyko Breathing Technique and a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, she is not a physician, psychologist, psychotherapist, or other licensed healing arts practitioner and her service are not licensed by the State of California.

Her work centers around relaxation techniques using hypnosis and the Buteyko Breathing Technique, a non-medical/non-psychological approach, designed to improve symptoms of asthma and other breathing difficulties. These techniques are also used in teaching people how to physically relax.

The Buteyko Breathing Method helps people learn how to relax and cope with stress. As you learn how to relax, your body will change its breathing patterns to a more manageable rate thus allowing the mind and body to relax more.

 
Mission Statement
After caring for various family members in the last stages of their lives, Ann decided she would dedicate herself to helping people just feel better through educating them on easy and safe alternative relaxation techniques. Relaxation is a lost art in the 21st century with technology driving the need for people to be constantly checking their computers, cell phones and tablets for work or pleasure.

 

Why stay in a relaxed state? Relaxation can help normalize our breathing rate and volume which in turn can provide optimal oxygenation to the brain and body. While Hypnosis can calm your breathing, it is the Buteyko Breathing Technique that can actually change and monitor your breathing to a more normal state.

 

Why should I care about my breathing rate and volume? Overbreathing, in Dr. Buteyko’s opinion, leads to asthma symptoms and other respiratory problems. The Buteyko Breathing Technique, also known as the Buteyko Breathing Method in countries outside of the United States, has been approved by the British Medical Guidelines and by the Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an effective alternative technique for alleviating asthma symptoms. There have been 6 double-blind, randomized studies done on this technique in Russia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada to date.

Education and Training
2011            
Additional Buteyko Breathing Training by Christine Bauman and Robert Litman, Victoria, BC, Canada.

2008            
Certified Buteyko Educator (CBE) trained by Patrick McKeown, Trainer through the Buteyko Clinic of Moscow and the Buteyko Clinic of Europe.

2005            
Certified Medical Hypnotherapist through the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy, Palo Alto, CA.

2004            
Certified Hypnotherapist through the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy, Palo Alto, CA.

1985            
MS in Mass Communications, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

1975            
BA in Latin American Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

1971          
 AS in Dental Assisting, Foothill Junior College, Los Altos Hills, CA

 

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