Publications by Mary Birch


Birch, M. 2019 (Book)
Breathe: the 4-week breathing retraining plan to relieve stress, anxiety and panic. Hachette Australia.

Birch, M. 2015. (Journal Article)
Breathing Retraining in Anxiety and Panic Disorder. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 23(4) 31-33.


Birch, M. 2012. (20-Page Report)
Sleep apnoea and breathing retraining. To what extent is the Buteyko Institute Method of breathing retraining effective for sleep apnoea? A survey of Buteyko Institute practitioners’ experiences with clients suffering from sleep apnoea. (Download Sleep Apnoea Report Here)

Birch, M. 2012. (Journal Article)
Sleep Apnoea: a survey of breathing retraining, Australian Nursing Journal, October, 20(4):40-41.

Birch M. 2004. (Journal Article)
Clinical Update: Obstructive sleep apnoea and breathing retraining, Australian Nursing Journal, August.


Breathe in the Media

Guardian Australian edition

Seven ways to improve your breathing by Mary Birch

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Sunday Post supplement

As we live and breathe: Author on how the way we inhale and exhale has the ability to change your life.

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Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal – Jan-Mar 2019

How breathing correctly can help manage stress, anxiety and panic

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Daily Mail Australia

Should we all be re-learning how to breathe?

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Booktopia Reader review

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