Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what my past clients have said.

“Doris is extremely knowledgeable in all areas relating to breathing and proper tongue function. We have benefitted from her knowledge at all stages of this process: from the intake interview, to the myofunctional exercises, to her presence at the frenectomy and help with recovery afterwards, to the Buteyko breathing exercises. I feel empowered by the knowledge she shares with us, to be able to take action towards improving our health.

She is always very encouraging with my 8 year old daughter, and my daughter really likes meeting with her. Even when I feel we have hit a wall with a particular exercise and like there won’t be a way around it, Doris always has surprising and effective ideas to make them work and to get the right muscles working.

Myofunctional therapy is definitely hard work and we have found it very challenging, but Doris has been great at helping us to keep it up. Having our appointments remotely has been surprisingly effective and she is always easy to reach if we have any questions. She is professional, well-organized and always pleasant. I would definitely recommend her to anyone curious about the role of the tongue relating to proper breathing, tooth alignment and overall health.”          

Jan 2021


I sought help from Doris in learning the Buteyko Breathing technique in order to help relieve the anxiety that has plagued me for years.  After five sessions, I have had a reduction in that anxiety, as well as the ability to reduce symptoms when they occur. In addition, other minor health issues have shown a decrease in severity with this new found technique of breathing.  It is a truly wonderful feeling to find natural alternatives in treating heath issues that can diminish ones quality of life.

Karen M.
Owen Sound, ON

Lethargy and Sleep Apnoea

I was a mouth breather for many years and had sleep apnoea and didn’t realize it. I used to wake up every morning feeling tired, sluggish and thick headed and feel that way all day long. I would fall asleep on the couch in the evening while trying to watch a movie. At my initial consultation with Doris, I decided that the Buteyko Breathing method sounded like the answer to fixing my lethargy. In less than three weeks of breathing correctly, I’d wake up after a solid night’s sleep feeling totally refreshed. My energy levels have increased so much that even my husband has commented on the difference he sees in me. I do feel like a different person and I even get to see the end of the movie now. Buteyko breathing exercises are working for me!

Jan H.
Owen Sound, ON

Blocked Nose

For the past 7 years, I have been unable to breathe through my nose.  Doris gave me some exercises to unblock my nose and although it took a few weeks, I can now breathe through my nose all the time!  I am sleeping better, feeling more rested when I wake up and am so delighted that I can once again use my nose for breathing.  Thanks Doris for helping me out.

Jan Shortt
Owen Sound, ON


I was having problems with fatigue and feeling exhausted at the end of a normal day.  Doris showed me how to breathe through my nose all the time and provided the information I needed to breathe properly and get the most out of the breaths I was taking. 

I have so much more energy now and go to bed tired but not exhausted. 

Thanks Doris for improving my life.  At 80 years of age, I didn’t think it was possible to feel this well again!

May R.
Owen Sound, ON

Myofunctional Therapy

AMAZING RESULTS WITH EASY EXERCISES…My 12 year old son had multiple issues including excessive saliva, drooling, mouth breathing, difficulty chewing food and swallowing, flared upper front teeth with a gaping mouth posture. He had difficulty pronouncing many words and couldn’t even stick out his tongue!

With the simple daily exercises Doris instructed him in he was able to overcome all of the above issues.

Thank you so much Doris for giving him the tools to correct this!

Lise B.
Owen Sound, ON

I’m Feeling Better with Buteyko Breathing!

WOW, the results are AMAZING!!!! Within weeks of completing the Buteyko breathing course I feel significantly healthier!

Having suffered from CFS(chronic fatigue syndrome) for the last 4.5 years my energy and stamina are continuing to improve! Best of all I’m taking less of my meds for asthma and sinus with my goal being to completely wean myself from them.

Who would have guessed that correcting my hyperventilation would have cured me of so many ailments?

The course was easy to complete with Doris expertly guiding me through.

She was able to help me where numerous physicians had failed.

Many thanks Doris!!!!

Lise B.
Owen Sound, ON

Thumb Sucking

My daughter has sucked her thumb since the day she was born.  Trying to get her to stop sucking her thumb has been a frustrating experience until we met Doris.  Every bug that was at daycare, came home because of her thumb sucking.  Her teeth were really being affected by her thumb always being in her mouth.  The top were pushed out and the bottoms in.  We tried putting nail polish that tasted bad, spices and even duct tape on her thumb to make her stop.  Nothing worked.  We had talked to our dentist and were told that we could try having a dental device implanted in her mouth that would not allow her to suck.  It seemed rather invasive and she was too young to even try.  Then we heard of Doris and her thumb sucking cessation program.  Her program was easy to do and it worked.  In a month, my daughter no longer ever sucks her thumb.  She enjoyed the process and feels really good about what she has accomplished.  In a month, her teeth have visibly started to straighten back to what they should be.  I would 100% recommend Doris Waite to anyone who is wanting to help their child to stop sucking their thumb.

Kelly W.
Owen Sound, ON

Sleep Apnoea in a 7 year old

My 7 year old daughter has had sleep apnoea since she was 3 years old.  Doctors removed her tonsils and adenoids in hopes that this would cure it.  After a year, her sleep apnoea was back to where we had begun, just as bad.  We didn’t know what to do for her as most of the avenues we took would come up without results.

Doris was recommended to us from our family dentist and she has been a God send!!  My daughter’s teeth have been going back to normal, her sleeping patterns have improved, she has greater concentration at school and overall is a much happier little girl.

Doris has a wonderful method to improve breathing function and improve your quality of life and for my little girl, building tongue and facial muscles so her face can develop properly to prevent her from needing surgery when she is older.

I can highly recommend Doris to anyone with sleep apnoea!

Sarah H.
Wiarton, ON

Allergies and Sleep Apnoea

For my entire life, I have suffered from allergies in the spring and fall to the point where I was totally debilitated and could not go outside without taking hoards of medication.  Doris said she could help me reduce my allergies with the Breathing Therapy so I decided to give it a try.  She also said that it would also help eliminate my sleep apnoea.

In the winter of 2013, I took the course just totally dreading the upcoming allergy season that the spring would bring.  During the course, my snoring and sleep apnoea stopped and I was waking up feeling refreshed and rested instead of walking around like a zombie all day, falling asleep at any opportunity!  I thought if this could help my allergies even a little, it was totally worth the cost and effort.

When spring came and the pollen started to fly, I couldn’t believe it!  I didn’t need my antihistamine, could go for walks without itchy eyes and a runny nose and felt absolutely great!  It was hard to believe that by just changing my breathing, I had improved my quality of life by leaps and bounds!  My sleep apnoea is gone and my wife says I only snore very infrequently.

Thank you Doris for helping me out.  Now instead of dreading allergy season, it just comes and goes without my even noticing it!

Dorian S.
Owen Sound, ON

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