Brigitte has been offering her naturopathic services for the past 20 years from her clinic in the leafy suburb of Ringwood Nth., Melbourne. She specialises in teaching BUTEYKO BREATHING, acknowledging that correct breathing is really the starting point of any journey to better health, no matter the symptoms.
She started off teaching clients with asthma, way back in 1999, but now teaches people suffering from other health issues, including rhinitis, allergies, sleep problems such as snoring and sleep apnoea, as well as anxiety.
Brigitte has a special interest in CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE and since 2015 she has been teaching the Buteyko Breathing Method for children at Braceless Choice, the early intervention dental clinic of Dr. Mariola Prokop. As part of the team at Braceless Choice Brigitte specialise in correcting mouth breathing to help childhood dental development problems such as over-crowding of teeth and craniofacial development issues.
Brigitte completed her Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy at the Australian College of Natural Medicine in Melbourne in 1998. She is a current member of the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association and has been working in her chosen field uninterrupted since then.
She completed her Buteyko qualifications in May 1999 with Buteyko Pty.Ltd / Brisbane and became a member of BUTEYKO PRACTITIONERS INTERNATIONAL in 2015.
Brigitte is also a qualified primary school teacher which comes in handy when dealing with her young patients.
A Personal Glimpse:
Brigitte was born in 1959 in Vienna, Austria and moved to Australia in 1980 after getting married to Stephen. Their two adult children have long moved out, living their own amazing lives.
Besides helping people improve their health, she loves cooking, baking, reading, bush walking, traveling, going to the movies and hanging out with her family.
Brigitte's support team:
Her husband Stephen, who retired in 2010 from the Public Service, is her greatest supporter and joined her as clinic administrator and receptionist, to take on all those tedious jobs, like book keeping, which Brigitte was glad to hand over!
The wonderful remote reception team at Yours Truly is there to take client's calls whenever Brigitte is working at Bracless Choice or not available to talk because she is seeing clients.