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Practitioner Information

Patrick McKeown

Patrick McKeown M.A (TCD) Dip. Buteyko (Dr Buteyko)

Patrick McKeown is the founder of Asthma Care and is the author of seven books using the Asthma Care programme. Patrick is an accredited practitioner by the Late Professor Buteyko and is one of a few people in the western world to hold this qualification. He is the practitioner for clinics in Dublin, Cork and Galway. To find out more about Patrick, please

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Tom Herron

Tom Herron B.Sc Hon, DHP (Adv), MICHP.

Tom Herron has fully qualified as an Asthma Care practitioner, accredited by both Patrick McKeown and the Buteyko Clinic of Moscow. He has a Degree in Psychology and an advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy. He studied under and practiced NLP with Richard Brandler, Michael Breen and Paul McKenna in London. Tom also attained a Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education (BIFHE). Tom has worked with the North Eastern Health Board, Accord Counselling Services and The Wider Trauma Group. Tom is the practitioner for clinics in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan, Dungannon, Co Tyrone and Co Antrim.

Eoin Burns

Eoin Burns MBA

Eoin Burns has fully qualified as an asthmacare practitioner, trained by Patrick McKeown. Eoin is living in Fenit and conducts clinics in the Kerry region. Eoin learned this technique in 2003 and trained as a practitioner in 2008. Eoin is a UCG/ NUIG (degree in engineering) and DIT (masters in business) graduate. An active sportsman, Eoin uses buteyko techniques to improve his sports performance and will teach you to maximise the efficiency of your breathing for everyday breathing and sports performance. Eoin currently holds clinics in Tralee, Killarney and Listowel. Eoin will also provide enhanced breathing training for sporting clubs and other interested groups by appointment in other locations.

Fi O Meara

Fi O Meara

Fi O Meara is a Chartered Physiotherapist who qualified with a first class honours degree from Trinity College in 2005. Fi initially specialised in stroke rehabilitation with adults, before moving into Paediatrics. She spent the last 6 years working with children with physical disabilities with Enable Ireland in Wicklow. However having always had an interest in oral and facial development, she became increasingly aware of the impact of mouth-breathing and thumb-sucking on her young clients. And so in March this year she traveled to New York to study with the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She also completed the Buteyko Practitioner Training under the tutelage of Patrick McKeown. Fi is also a qualified craniosacral therapist. Fi currently offers 5 week courses and private sessions from Fermoy Dental Centre in Co Cork.

For further information contact Fi by Email:
or by Phone: 086 3660120 / 025 31137

Anne Freeman DIP Buteyko, MBPI

For further information contact Anne by Email:
or by Phone: 0871351338

Margie Hannon DIP Buteyko, MBPI


For further information contact Margie by Email:
or by Phone: 0868076297

How do we teach it?

The classes are taught to small groups of no more than 12 people. This enables sharing of information,experiences, support and individual tuition.

First day: Each person is taught the basics of the program

Second day (second week): More in-depth teaching and review of progress

Third day (third week): Completion of training.