BECOME a coach
Why Become a BYT Coach?
Breathing pattern dysfunction is likely more prevalent than well-documented research estimates. Historic evidence reports 2-12% of the population has a breathing pattern dysfunction and more recent evidence with improved technology reveals 60 – 80% of us are breathing in ways that qualify as dysfunctional. Modern life seems to be on track to catalyze even greater breathing dysfunction.
This work is a chance to sit down with another human being and create space for them to connect to something that is everything from sweet and insightful, to bold and profound. For all of us, breath work has the power to improve our physical and emotional place in the world. For many, it is a portal to natural wisdom. We find that doing this work with others echoes forward for us as well. The more I do this work with other people, the better I breath. Learn this work for yourself, for others, lean this work for the planet.
This work fits in: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Dental, Acupuncture, Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong, and more we haven’t even thought of. Certified coaches my elect to simply coach in their own setting, or they may consider joining the breathe your truth team.
Coach Training Series & Certification
Training can be engaged without committing to the full certification program. We encourage coaches to start working with clients and marketing their program after BYT 200 – there is no reason to wait. There are five required components to the full BYT certification.
BYT 100 provides the fundamentals of breath work and can be taken as a stand-alone course. The course provides the basic tools to help instruct healthy breathing related practices and provides valuable education tools for patients. BYT 200 builds on the fundamentals and includes training on the CapnoTrainer®. BYT 300 builds on the activities and techniques of the three phased approach to this program, with an emphasis on Phase 3 activities. BYT 400 includes the three BYT 100, 200, & 300 Quizzes. BYT 500, where the magic happens, is the in-person or web-based mentorship component. Mentorship can start as early as BYT 100.
The CapnoTrainer®… and why we use it
The Capnotrainer®™ is a biofeedback tool developed by Better Physiology. This device allows us to monitor breath carbon dioxide, a key indicator of breathing behavior and blood chemistry. BYT 200 requires access to a CapnoTrainer.
Resources for Coaches
These resources are available to coaches that have complete the respective training courses.
Breathe Your Truth has changed my approach in how I evaluate my patients, myself and life. If the real “Truth” be known, it taught me what I didn’t know I didn’t know!! I have finally found the piece of the puzzle that has been missing. It truly has turned on the light bulb for me, not only in treating my patients, but also with my own health. If I had known about this counterintuitive piece earlier in my career, I know I could have impacted lives in many more ways. Don’t wait, start today and learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know!
Sue Creel, PT, ATC, Astym Cert – Owner
Acucare Physical Therapy
The BYT training has been spectacular. The classes were well done and I felt ready to incorporate the content immediately. My caseload is already shifting towards seeing more breath work patients and it is rewarding to see the positive effects it has on their lives. Furthermore, the clinical mentoring with David has helped solidify the knowledge in the context of cases. I have always been a firm believer in the power mentoring has on the learning process, and my work with David has been no different. My understanding and practice of this material has gone to a new level. I highly recommend it.
Ray Arreguin Jr. PT, DPT
Therapeutic Associates – Downtown Portland
I feel so fortunate and appreciative to have been able to purchase the Capnotrainer and put my new program into effect right away. I have completed EIGHT Breathworks evaluations over the past two weeks since receiving my Capnotrainer. People LOVE it and the buy-in for breathing work is immediate. Through a normal course of care with half of those patients, my clinic will have paid for the cost of the device. That’s amazing to me.
Allison Harney, PT, DPT – Clinic Director
Therapeutic Associates Oak Grove OR
Testimonial: Breathing is one of those things that we all tend to take for granted. As a Physical Therapist I always talk with patients about breathing and using breath to help patients relax, engage their core, center themselves, decrease tension in their muscles, etc. I felt pretty confident in my patient education in this area of practice. However, within the first hour of the BreathWorks course I realized I was only discussing/teaching the tip of the iceberg and there was SO MUCH more we could be leveraging through breathing. This class has an amazing balance between science/research, hands-on practice, and overall philosophies on the vast importance of breath. You leave the class with a whole new toolbox of objective measures you can use to help identify what needs to be targeted, and how to incorporate this work. Highly recommend!
Lindsy Palisca PT, DPT – Clinic Director
Therapeutic Associates – Camas Washington
“This course work is vital to the next generation of Physical Therapy and has great application in orthopedic PT.”
Aimee L. Jackson PT, MSPT
Therapeutic Associates – Cedar Hills