Patrick McKeown is a breathing specialist for respiratory problems, sleep-disordered breathing and sports performance. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and later studied under the founder of the Buteyko Method for optimal breathing, the late Dr Konstantin Buteyko. After receiving accreditation from Dr Buteyko, Patrick has spent the past 13 years training health professionals and athletes as well as helping thousands of child and adult sufferers of asthma. To date he has written several books, including Close Your Mouth, Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind and Asthma-Free Naturally. In addition to running workshops in his native Ireland, each year he gives workshops in North America, Europe and Australia.