Benefits of membership
- recognition by the public, government and educational bodies of membership to a professional organisation requiring adherence to Codes of Conduct and Practice, teaching and training standards, and mechanisms for feedback and discipline.
- clients have greater access to private health fund rebates when the practitioner is a BIBH member (Australia only).
- professional cooperation with fellow practitioners enabling support and advancement of common goals.
- being part of a professional organisation allows for a political voice to initiate change in the current health system.
- participation in international conferences for professional development and access to the latest research.
- beneficiary of pro-active Public Relations support.
- member name listed on the BIBH register.
Categories of membership
1. Trainee Practitioner
A 'Trainee Practitioner' is a person who is undergoing training in the Buteyko Institute Method to enable them to be a practitioner. Trainee Practitioners are not qualified to teach on an independent basis and are directly supervised by a Practitioner Trainer.
2. Associate Practitioner
An 'Associate Practitioner' is a person undertaking specific professional development training in the Buteyko Institute Method. Associate Practitioners are qualified to teach independently on a restricted basis as prescribed by the BIBH by-laws and remain in indirect consultation with a Practitioner Trainer.
A 'Practitioner' has successfully completed all practical and theoretical assessments and has displayed competence in their ability to teach the Buteyko Institute Method. A Practitioner is subject to the BIBH Codes of Conduct, Practice and Disciplinary Procedures.
4. Ordinary member
An ‘Ordinary Member” is a person who supports the objects of the Institute and who is neither a Practitioner Member, Associate Practitioner or Trainee Practitioner Member.