Level III Breath~Body~Mind Teachers

United Kingdom


Heather Mason, MA, MA, RYT-500

MA Psychotherapy, MA Buddhist Studies, MBCT Teacher
Neurofeedback Technician
Founder-The Minded Institute


Psychotherapist-Yoga Therapist/Yoga Teacher/ Lecturer, Boston University School of Medicine
email@themindedinstitite.com – USA +156128910161, UK+447988821323

The Minded Institute creates programs for the public and trains professionals to use yoga therapy, mindfulness, and modern medical understanding to treat clinical mental health populations. We also offer private mentoring. Coherent breathing practices of B-B-M have deeply enhanced the way I work with clients and train professionals. Clients love doing the breathing and continue it for years with constant benefit.

United States

New York

Beth Abrams, MD, Adult and Child Psychiatrist

Albany, New York

Specialize in working with Veterans and military workers. Working with people with Autism.


Bill and Martha Benedict are Breath-Body-Mind Level III Certified Teachers. Their work includes leading the Chemung County Positive Breath Pilot Project together with Chemung County Mental Health Commissioner, Brian Hart. They have assisted Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg in producing 4 Breathe and Heal, With the Power of the Breath Conferences. Martha is the Conference coordinator. In addition, they have assisted at BBM trainings at Kripalu Yoga Institute, Fort Drum Military personnel and at Mohonk Mt. Resort and Spa. Bill and Martha conduct after school programs for students and staff and have worked with employees of the Chemung County Department of Social Services. They have provided services to individuals and small groups. Martha is a retired School Administrator from the Elmira City School Distirct. Bill was the former Director of the Elmira Psychiatric Center.

Elmira, New York



Dehanna Rice-Inkles, R.P.P., C.H.,

New York

energymedznyc@yahoo.com – 646-675-2899

Integrative/holistic for all.

Registered Polarity Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist with twenty years’ experience teaching "energy-based" modalities in the U.S. and Europe. She is certified in Cerebral Spinal Fluid and Vitaflex Techniques. Also, Open Focus Meditation. She offers workshops incorporating Polarity Yoga, using Energy Principals for aligning and opening the body with "effortless effort", the use of tuning forks, (Sound Healing), and Breath-Body-Mind practices in New York throughout the year and maintains a private practice in the Flatiron district of Manhattan. She has been a part of the B-B-M Community assisting numerous events supporting disaster relief, returning soldiers and trauma victims throughout the U.S.


Sheila Katz

I live in Elmira, New York. Elmira is an economically depressed community. Its educational system is struggling with many academic, social and emotional issues.

I am a Speech/Language Pathologist and Teacher of the Deaf and am presently in private practice. I retired as a Teacher and SLP after 35 years of service for GST BOCES. I consult with Chemung Early Intervention and provide therapy to children 3-5 years of age. For those students needing breath support and improved attention, I have used breathing techniques so they may become better communicators. I also service Developmentally Delayed Adults through The ARC of Chemung. Breathing techniques have helped on reducing rate of speech, increasing volume of speech and improving ability to attend to task.

For the past four years I have been part of a team of health care professionals and educators in Chemung County, New York that have worked on bringing Drs. Brown and Gerbarg Breath-Body-Mind techniques into our community. We are working on making a sustainable program through the Chemung County Positive Breath Pilot. As part of the pilot program I have taught students ages 4-11 at the Southside Community Center afterschool program. Students have been active learners of “ha” breath, various movements, coherent breathing and relaxation techniques. We have incorporated movements to popular songs as a teaching tool. It has motivated the students to move. The students are eager to volunteer to teach and lead their peers in the program, under our direction. We have provided training for staff from the Department of Social Services, who are under tremendous stress due to the intensive services they provide for children and adults in our community. We have also worked with staff and students involved with the YWCA afterschool program.

Breathe-Body-Mind techniques have personally helped me deal with my own health issues. I was diagnosed with lupus over 25 years ago and often feel fatigued and not able to think clearly. Breathing has reduced my stress level, improved my ability to focus, helped me sleep better, and helps to energize me. I can truly feel the changes in my body and mind with the techniques taught by Drs. Brown and Gerbarg.


Rhode Island

Joy Bennett-Jennings

joy@joyfulbreath.com – 401-290-7697 – www.joyfulbreath.com

Specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma-sensitive yoga, and chronic pain management with children and adults.

Level II Breath~Body~Mind Teachers



Monica Vermani, C. Psych.

Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, Rehabilitation, Treatment Toronto Ontario

54 Wellington Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1C7

Tel: 416-291-7373, Toll-Free: 855-800-0273
mvermani@hotmail.com – 416 598 9344 – www.mvpsychology.com

Primarily outpatient psychological, forensic, & vocational assessments. I specialize in working with patients suffering from Trauma/Abuse, Mood, Anxiety and Chronic Pain Disorders. The clients are adults who often present with co-morbid diagnoses and require multifaceted treatment approaches. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Meditation and Therapeutic Breath~Body~Mind Breathing, Stress/Chronic Pain Management, Marriage/Family counseling, Vocational Counseling, Self Esteem/Assertiveness, Professional Coaching, Forgiveness, Anger Management and Grieving.


Jean-Marie Defossez, PhD


He lives and practices in France. His is a Phd doctor in Zoology with a specialization in physiology (nutrition and breath). He develops workshops called “Coach-Respiration®”centered exclusively around the breath. This approach uses and integrates many traditional breath practices (from yoga, qi gong, sophrology, Alexander techniques…) and specific exercises in order to allow rapid relaxation and well-being. He plans to introduce Breath-Body-Mind workshops in France. Several practice-books about respiration written by JM Defossez are coming soon in the French Jouvence Editor.

Free video on the channel coach-respiration of youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UC3p2wo-mGgjQjExzgbhXoZQ

United Kingdom


Margaret Wadsley, B.Ed.; M. Phil; M.A. (Integrative Psychotherapy)

WASP.ed (Wadsley Associates Supporting People in Education and Development)

47 Crow Road, Lennoxtown, Glasgow

margaret@wadsley.demon.co.uk – +447802414998 – www.waspedwellbeing.co.uk

Family, child, adolescent, couple and individual therapy and supervision for colleagues and trainees. Training and Consultancy to promote well-being in therapeutic, education and workplace settings. I teach Dru Yoga individually and with groups; specializing in childhood, adolescence, school, community and additional support needs (special needs). I have created a range of material resources to support clients and others. I offer B~B~M practices in client sessions, supervision, of therapeutic practitioners (group and individual), and during yoga sessions for children, youth and adults. From Summer 2016 I will l also be offering introductory workshops on Breath~Body~Mind for community organisations, teachers and other professionals interested in combatting the negative impact of stress in all aspects of life. These workshops can be tailored to meet the time and resource needs of any organisation or individuals who wish to promote the value of breathing practices in the community. Check out my website for details.

United States


Amy Otzel

MA Psychology
MS Professional Mental Health Counseling
MA Candidate Integrative Health & Healing
Inner Resource Psychotherapy, LLC

392 South Main Street, Suite 7, Colchester Connecticut 06415

amy.otzel@innerresource.org – (860) 603-2659 – www.innerresource.org

Sole private practitioner providing assessment, treatment and education to individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations dealing with a wide range of human problems. I employ integrative, evidence-based psychoeducational and holistic techniques to support quality of life goals.  Significant areas of specialty include: trauma, military and veteran culture & combat-related adjustment with multicultural male and female populations, as well as anxiety and depression.

B-B-M techniques are provided within a frame of education, including scientific foundation and experiential practice to support personal empowerment to grow, manage and achieve.



Chris Streeter, MD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and in Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry

85 E. Newton St. Fuller Bldg., Boson, MA 02118

Researches effects of yoga on mood and brain GABA Levels


New York

Rosa Bramble Weed, LCSW-R

Integral Enrichment Services

311 West 50th Street #A, New York New York 10019

rosabramble696@gmail.com – (347) 904-8967 – www.rosabramble.com

As a private practitioner, I provide trauma-informed treatment, as well as consultation and training in trauma-informed service delivery to community-based agencies. I integrate sensorimotor psychotherapy and EMDR in the treatment of PTSD, depression, anxiety and trauma of migration. I work with survivors of intimate partner violence, asylum seekers and disaster survivors. I also co-facilitate trauma recovery groups for women. I teach B~B~M techniques to individual clients and groups, in order to strengthen inner resources to reduce anxiety, performance anxiety, depression, stress and trauma recovery. All services are provided in English and Spanish.


David (Dave) Bryant, PhD, CH, EFT-ADV

5212 Ellicott Road, Brocton, NY 14716

(716) 419-3019

I have a pro bono practice focused on trauma using somatic-based Emotional Freedom Techniques. He is a volunteer practitioner/facilitator with the Veteran’s Stress Project, and teach Breath-Body-Mind classes at a local Chautauqua County Health and Fitness Center in Dunkirk New York.


Ann Fleuchaus



My name is Ann Fleuchaus and I have lived and worked in NYC for the past 25 years. I has been involved in teaching yoga and meditation as well as creating a private healing practice. Some of my certifications include: Touch for Health, NLP, Access Bars, Rising Star, Spinal Fluid Technique and EFT. I am grateful to all of these modalities for bringing such clarity and understanding into my life and practice and yet my greatest sense of personal wholeness has come from the Breath Work with Drs. Brown and Gerbarg. The Breath Work is simple, practical and effective and is a great adjunct to any other activity one may participate in.

I have been honored to participate and assist them in their Breath, Body, and Mind Workshops for the past 5 years and look forward to teaching my own classes. So far I have taught many individuals how to improve their quality of life through coherent breathing and I am now eager to share this experience with a larger audience. If you are interested in experiencing a gentle, easy and scientifically proven way to reduce stress and find balance in many areas of your life.


Linda Marks Katz

Light My Way ~ Career Day, Inc. Founding Director.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specialize in working with children.

New York City, N.Y.


Light My Way ~ Career Day is a child centered career day program being offered at an elementary school in the South Bronx. Each of the 642 students receives a 30 minute interview to help them tap into their passions and connect them with 2 careers (out of 25). By the time a students graduates from elementary school, they will have had 7 interviews and met 14 professionals.


Michele Whittmore


James Nordmann


Level I Breath~Body~Mind Teacher Training Graduates



Dr Lisa Ciechomski BA, GradDipEdPsych, MPsych, PhD, DipYogaStudies

LisaCiechomski@ufsmedical.com.au – +61 3 5327 0420 – www.relaxwithyoga.com.au

Psychologist and yoga teacher in private practice with UFS Dispensaries Ltd.

Level 1, 40 Bridge Mall, Ballarat Victoria 3350

My work includes individual counseling with a strong emphasis on mindfulness techniques for people with anxiety, depression, history of trauma and chronic pain. Together with Lynne McLennan at UFS Medical, I run B-B-M groups for the general community, and also small groups for people with anxiety and depression. I teach a restorative yoga class once a week and sometimes teach yoga for youth in schools or at an organisation called HeadSpace. Yoga and B-B-M techniques greatly help me manage my stress and I love being able to help others manage stress and learn to deeply relax.

Lynne McLennan, B.Sci., MBA

UFS Dispensaries Ltd.

206 Armstrong St. North, Ballarat Victoria 3350

lynnemclennan@ufs.com.au – +61 3 53277757 – www.ufs.com.au

UFS Dispensaries is a mutual healthcare company operating pharmacies and medical centres in Western Victoria, Australia. The Breath-Body-Mind program is under development as a complementary healthcare offering to our members and disadvantaged groups. Public programs commenced in 2016.


New Brunswick

Greg Sandala, PhD

Nava Yoga

131E Main Street, Sackville, NB , E4L 4B2
gmsandala@gmail.com – (506) 940-0965 – www.navayoga.ca

In conjunction with using yoga practices to enhance the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of my community, I incorporate Breath~Body~Mind techniques with great success to help alleviate various types of suffering. Feel free to contact me for group or private sessions if you’re ever in our quaint little neighborhood.


Jessica Cowan-Dewar, MSc, PhD Candidate

Repose Yoga Toronto, Toronto Ontario

Jessica@reposeyoga.ca – (416) 317-5675 – www.reposeyoga.ca

Our goal at Repose Yoga Toronto is to improve health and well-being through the teaching of simple and accessible mind-body techniques in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. We are committed to sharing these healing practices with people from all walks of life experiencing anxiety, stress and trauma. We teach B-B-M breathing practices in many of our yoga classes - especially yoga for anxiety.


Paulette A. Goddard

DSW Calm Spectrum Consulting

Toronto Ontario


Coaching and support for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to help them live a more fulling, peaceful and independent life. Our programs inspire, teach, coach and support individuals and their families to new levels of independence, personal growth and peaceful fulfillment of their lives. We work with individuals to assist them developing a daily practice of B-B-M techniques to calm the mind and body.


Farah Jindani, MST, PhD Psychology, RYT-500

Toronto Ontario

fjindani@gmail.com – (416) 854-2269 – www.farahjindani.com

I specialize in addictions and mental health, primarily anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder. Individual, family, couples and group counseling. I integrate mindfulness and B-B-M techniques into therapy. Yoga and meditation/mindfulness research, neuroscience and neurophysiology.


Perth Ontario

Nancy Williams

info@yogaconnectionperth.orgwilliamsw@sympatico.ca – (613) 267-7148

I received my 500 hour professional level yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health near Lenox, Massachusetts and have taught yoga with The Yoga Connection since 2001. I have earned an additional 500 hour professional level certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy and am certified to teach Yoga Nidra (Level 1) with Richard Miller, Yoga 4 Cancer with Tari Prinster, Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater and Level 1 Breath~Body~Mind with Richard Brown, MD and Patricia Gerbarg, MD. I am also certified to teach Let Your Yoga Dance and  Zumba Gold. Currently I am offering a 4 week series based on the techniques I have learned from Drs. Brown and Gerbarg and am also incorporating their techniques into my Kripalu Yoga lasses. : www.yogaconnectionperth.org Served as vice chairperson from 2000 to 2002. Promotes environmental awareness, gender equality, care for the underprivileged Taiwan Homemakers Union Consumer Coop (HUCC), Taipei, Taiwan Volunteer, 2001- Present

Served as a director from 2001 to 2004, supervisor from 2009 to 2011 60,000+ members to date. Educated members on the meaning of co-op and the role of the consumer in demanding safe and sustainable production of food.


David Edney

david.edney@usask.ca – (306) 343-1338

In his retirement, David Edney RYT 200 became a yoga teacher, four years ago, in order to bring yoga to people who would not otherwise have access. He now teaches at a care home and at a correctional centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Mid-December to early May he spends in Paris, where he teaches in French at a seniors’ centre and a retirement home. Recently, in partnership with the Saskatoon Tribal Council, he established a scholarship to enable First-Nations and Métis residents of Saskatchewan to take a yoga teacher-training course.



Sabine Chaland

sabchal@hotmail.com2013balletplus@gmail.com – 33 6 52 42 57 53 – www.ballet-plus.com

Ballet Mistress and teacher, is currently living in the south of France where she created her own ballet school in 2013 after a 25 year career abroad (Holland, USA, Canada, Japan) as a professional ballet dancer.Her interest in healing has always been part of her life, in 2004 she graduated in Reflexology, in 2008 she completed the 4 year course of the Barbara Brennan healing science school. In 2016, she started working with the Non Violent Communication and the Breath Body Mind method with Patricia Gerbag and Richard Brown. Her goal is to introduce all the tools she has gathered over the years to inspire and help all those interested using her gift and network in the ballet world for deep healing.



Akihito Iino

iinoaki1970@gmail.comiinoaki@olive.ocn.ne.jp – 33 6 52 42 57 53

Doctor (child psychiatrist, pediatrician).
Shimada Ryoiku center (Institution for persons with severe motor and intellectual disabilities).
Facebook: Akihito EnoAkihito Iino


Mexico City and Cuernavaca

Andrea Rionda Jean

Yoga teacher and Gestalt therapist

andrearionda@gmail.com – 52-1-777-3041529 – andrearionda.com

New Zealand

Karl - Peter Mittermuller


South Africa

Jessica Cowan-Dewar, MSc, PhD Candidate

jcowandewar@gmail.com – 416.317.5675

Currently investigating women’s fears of and experiences associated with HIV disclosure in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Yoga instructor with an interest in yoga for mental health (especially anxiety).


Lena Young

Author, artist



Lily Liaw


Motivated healer with advanced training in breathing techniques and specialization in YuanJi qigong. Enjoy inspiring others to improve wellness and committed to long term health goals. Self-Healing Association Founder, November 2015 - present.

Dedicated to promoting slow, relaxed, and peaceful breathing techniques Designed lesson plans based on qigong, an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions 200+ students to date Green Advocates, Founder, Chairperson, 1996 - present Dedicated to promoting environmentally-friendly, safe, and healthy food as a means of improving health Educated members on the core philosophies of the company Homemakers United Volunteer, 1988 - Present.

United Kingdom


Helen-Jane Ridgeway

Integrative Psychotherapist and a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Lecturer, Tutor

Irene@IreneLara.com – (323) 251-6471 – www.IreneLara.com

Integrative psychotherapy using the best of Eastern and Western practices for adults, young adults and families. Meditation practices, informed energy work (including Reiki and Belief Releases), B-B-M meditation and Aromatherapy. I hold group sessions once or twice weekly and individual sessions as requested in a professional and calm space.

United States


Irene Lara, PsyD, LCSW

B-B-M Certified, Reiki Master Integrative Psychotherapy

3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 208, Long Beach California

Helen-jane@hotmail.com – 0044-7976-701-796

Integrative Psychotherapist and a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Lecturer, Tutor


Cynthia Woelfel

PhD., Bilingual Clinical Psychologist

cynthiawoelfel@gmail.com – 714-505-1810

Working with Children, adolescents and adults with trauma, depression, bipolar and anxiety and ADHD.


District of Colombia

Kate Quinn Stewart

Master of Acupuncture (M.Ac.) Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture

1633 Q St. NW, Suite 200, Washington D.C. District of Colombia

Kate@NurturingSpiritAcupuncture.com – 703-520-7142 – www.NurturingSpiritAcupuncture.com

I provide gentle, holistic acupuncture treatments for patients with a wide variety of health conditions including asthma, allergies, digestive issues, headaches, women's health issues, and musculoskeletal pain. I specialize in helping people with stress-related conditions, depression, anxiety, and PTSD, women seeking support for fertility and prenatal wellness, and patients undergoing cancer treatment. I teach my patients B-B-M techniques to help them enhance the benefits of their acupuncture treatments and to empower them with tools they can use anywhere, anytime to relieve stress and support their physical, mental, and emotional health.



Nancy Sinton

Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 200 Yoga For Your Health

Orlando Florida


Private and small group yoga therapy sessions using a combination of breathing exercises and relaxation/meditation techniques to improve physical and emotional health.



Julia Rusling

Episcopal Priest

Atlanta Georgia


Spiritual direction and Ignatian exercises.



Holly Sanger, Psy.D

Clinical Psychologist

Iowa City, Iowa


Specialize in working with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, DID, and couples therapy.



Clifford Trott, PhD

Clinical Psychologist


Working with veterans and military populations.



Lori Baker-Gurvitch, LCSW-C, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

loribakerl@aol.com – (240) 687-5804

Specialize in working with adult outpatient populations suffering with mood, anxiety and provides couples therapy.


Amy V. Krulak, LCSW-C, MSW

4800 Roland Avenue, Baltimore Maryland

AMYKRU2002@yahoo.com – (410) 336-4271

Provides holistic mental health treatment for people of all ages as they transition through life.


Ralph M. McMenemy, LCSWC

Clinical Social Worker

Baltimore, Maryland

mikemcenemy@gmail.com – 410-299-9821

Working with adults providing mental health services.



Cynthia Cohen, MSPH

4 Creamery Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230

Cynthia@pathwaypartners.info – (917) 754-5284 – www.pathwaypartners.info

Specializing in evaluating and placing young adults/adolescents in comprehensive alternative therapeutic programs, including wilderness and adventure therapy and alternative educational settings. Therapeutic tutoring and mentoring, support groups, parent support groups and individualized wrap-around services, primarily in the New York metropolitan area and the Berkshires. I integrate B-B-M techniques into my work with clients. I encourage other programs and therapists to lean about them as well.


Christie Newhart

Yoga Therapist IYT-500 700 Yoga Teacher

Lenox, Massachusetts

Cristie108@gmail.com – 413-446-7606

Provides yoga therapy for stress reduction and heals structural imbalances and offers wellness lifestyle practices.


Edward H. Plimpton, PhD

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

256 North Pleasant Street, #3A, Amherst, Massachusetts

helpforworries@gmail.com – (413) 253-1482 – www.edwardplimpton.com

I am a clinical psychologist specializing in children's anxiety orders, i.e. OCD, separation anxiety, selective mutism, phobias, panic disorder and social phobia and hair pulling. Anxiety disorders often 'keep company' with other problems such as ADHD, Bipolar and Autism-related conditions which require special consideration and are a frequent part of my work. I also see adults with OCD and panic disorders. My treatment approach involves a combination of cognitive behavior therapy and Somatic Experiencing Therapy. I utilize B-B-M techniques to strengthen the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows the body's natural healing ability to emerge.


Marina Raye, MSW

44 Johnson Street, Fall River, Massachusetts 02723

marinaraye03@gmail.com – (508) 496-6126

In my work with clients in addition to talk therapy I utilize body/mind techniques including various forms of meditations, guided imagery and breath work. I work with individuals, couples and groups. On-line sessions are available through breakthrough.com


Jehiel Zif Ph.D

Israeli address: 91 Haiim Levanon St. Tel-Aviv, 69345


US address: 148 Pemberton St., Cambridge, Ma. 02140

jzif10@gmail.com – (617) 492-6762

Extensive consulting, training and managing background in many countries and academic institutions.

I have personal experience in the practices of Breathing, Qigong, Personal Strategy and Change Readiness. Together with my wife, Dr. Yael Zif, we are in the process of developing a program in these areas for people preparing for retirement, or in early stages of retirement.


Dr. Yael Zif

Israeli address: 91 Haiim Levanon St. Tel-Aviv, 69345


US address: 148 Pemberton St., Cambridge, Ma. 02140

jzif10@gmail.com – (617) 492-6762

I received my doctoral degree at Boston University, in the School of Education in the department names: Humanistic, Developmental and Organizational studies.

I am teaching courses on “Team Building” at Tel-Aviv University, Executive Master in Public Health. I also teach experiential courses on “Leadership in the Global Village” at Hult International School of Business. I have extensive experience in training and development of managers in organizations. Together with my husband, Dr. Jehiel Zif, we are in the process of planning a program for people preparing for retirement, or in early stages of retirement to develop their infinite human potential for learning and joy.


Arelys Hercules

>arelyshercules@gmail.com – (601) 951-7724

Arelys has been committed to mind-body awareness and self-actualization for many years.She is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, a yoga teacher, a dancer in various dance styles, and trained in many other mind-body disciplines. She works with the premises that the nervous system governs everything and that the body has the ability to heal itself. Using BBM coherence breathing in her personal and profesional life makes perfect sense to her. BBM is an effective, easy, and delightful approach to promote healing and regulation of the nervous system.


Colleen Loehr, MD


A Window is Where the Wall is Absent

Jefferson City Missouri

Staff Psychiatrist working with adults at State Hospital.

New Jersey

Suzanne Levy, MA, SEP, RYT, LMT, CPT, GMP

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for Trauma Resolution
Licensed Massage Therapist
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
Integrative Certified Personal Trainer
Gyrotonic Methodology Practitioner


Create Equilibrium

275 Gregory Road, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

sfl229@aol.com – (201) 248-7200 – www.suzanne-levy.com

Providing adjunctive mind-body therapies and somatic expressive modalities for mental health and medical professionals who want to offer their patients an integrative treatment plan. Specializing in pain management,post rehab and PTSD/trauma to victims of mass disaster (individuals and groups). I work with clients resistant to conventional treatments for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, repetitive injury, joint and muscular tension and syndromal patterns. I offer Integrative Healing Arts with an emphasis on Nervous System Regulation. Founder of an emerging nonprofit - Paths of Peace - offering wellness practices to survivors of genocide (Rwanda) and marginalized communities in the Kibera settlement of Nairobi, Kenya.


Robert LoPresti, PhD

569 River Road, Fair Haven, New Jersey 07704

DrLoPresti@verizon.net – (732) 842-4553

Wholistic-focused practice offering Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, informed psychotherapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, Biofeedback, EFT, hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and many others.

I lead an ADHD/ADD adult support group now in its 27th year... Specialties are In treating ADHD/ADD, PTSD, comunication in families and couples, complicated grieving, complex trauma.


New York

Patricia Nellys (Nell) Bard

LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Brookhaven and Watertown/Fort Drum

nellbard@gmail.com – (631) 286-2340

Support for military families, especially young children and their parents.


Susan Blacker

Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Saugerties, New York

ssblacker@gmail.com – 845-246-5941

Specializing in gentle, restorative and chair yoga practices.


Clare M. Brown, MA, LPC, LCAT


Sol Stone

1003 Walnut St, Elmira New York

embrown222@stny.rr.com – (607) 426-1331

Director/Therapist at Eating Disorders PHP Integrates B-B-M practices in both individual psychotherapy and yoga/movement/meditation groups


Cynthia Cohen, MSPH

2014 Frederick Douglas Blvd, Ste 187, New York, New York 10026

Cynthia@pathwaypartners.info – (917) 754-5284 – www.pathwaypartners.info

Specializing in evaluating and placing young adults/adolescents in comprehensive alternative therapeutic programs, including wilderness and adventure therapy and alternative educational settings. Therapeutic tutoring and mentoring, support groups, parent support groups and individualized wrap-around services, primarily in the New York metropolitan area and the Berkshires. I integrate B-B-M techniques into my work with clients. I encourage other programs and therapists to lean about them as well.


Carolyn Cullen, Ph.D., MSW

901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham, New York 10803

Cynthia@pathwaypartners.info – (914) 563-9955 – therapists.psychologytoday.com/mms/120351

Individual and couples psychotherapy Dr. Cullen is also a graduate professor at Mercy College's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Cullen uses B-B-M techniques as tools to help individuals experiencing everyday stress, anxiety and trauma.


Noelle Damon, LCSW-R, DAAEST

Holistic Psychotherapy

17 John St., Kingston, New York 12401

(845) 331-2552

Noelle Damon is a psychotherapist in private practice who provides treatment, consultation, presentations and training on the topics of trauma, anxiety, stress reduction and restorative meditation. She is a contributing author to the book Speaking About the Unspeakable. She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress in collaboration with the National Center for Crisis Management, and a certified EMDR practitioner. She utilizes B-B-M trauma treatment as an integral part of her work. Since 1978 she has accrued years of working with individuals, families, community-supported organizations and disaster relief agencies. She was appointed to the Advisory Board of ClearCause in 2012, to assist families who have suffered loss of their children while overseas.


Ron Hershey


Nationally board-certified in acupuncture and in Chinese herbal medicine. He is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (New York) from which he received his M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine. A former board member of the Acupuncture Society of New York, he is also a former Shiatsu practitioner and a former documentary film editor whose last project was Bill Moyer’s “Healing and the Mind” Series.  Ron has been practicing acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and nutrition for the past 15 years at East Mountain Acupuncture in Croton-on-Hudson and Cold Spring, NY, where he incorporates Vipassana meditation and Breath-Body-Mind Breathwork into his work with patients.


Robert M. Hertz, MD

2 Tower Place Executive Park, Albany, New York 12203

(518) 435-0070

Treatment of Adult Psychiatric Disorders I have begun to teach Coherent Breathing in sessions to empower people to be able to feel that they have the capacity to manage their symptoms.


Laura Himmelstein, LMSW, CHTP (certified healing touch practitioner)

Heavenstone Healing

Katonah, New York

heavenstonehealing@gmail.com – (914) 320-7670

Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and LMSW with a post masters certificate in Palliative Care, specializing in working with families impacted by life limiting illness, death and dying and bereavement. I coordinate the Caregiver Support Program and Healing Touch programs at a local hospital and hold caregiver support groups. Utilizing holistic evidence based practices, I work with individuals and families to help manage physical, emotional and spiritual pain and transitions. I utilize BBM techniques with patients, caregivers and staff in the hospital as well as with private Healing Touch clients.


Marth Howden, LCSW, CASAC Addictions Counsellor

mhowden@rochester.rr.com – 585-272-1760

Specialize in working with people suffering from anxiety and depression. Also specialize in DBT treatment with Borderline patients.


Fredlee Ann Kaplan, M.A., LCSW, LMFT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New York and New Jersey
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, New York
Licensed School Psychologist, New York
Individual, Couple and Family Psychotherapist, Private Practice, New York City 1976-present
Director, Gift of Life International, 2010 - present
Member of Rotary Club of New York
Prior experience includes Consulting Clinical Supervisor, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City;
Director of Multi-Family Group Therapy Treatment and Training Program for Schizophrenia, Beth Israel Medical Center, Dept. of Psychiatry;
Psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, New Hope Guild Center for Psychotherapy;
Co-director, Lower Eastside Service Center, Methadone Maintenance Drug Treatment Center


Ellen Katzman, Career & Personal Development Coach

Stress Management Instructor

New York,y New York


As a seasoned executive life coach my expertise lies in career planning, development and transitions. Collaboration with the client entails self-assessment, and identifying ambitions, talents and skills. I facilitate exploration of obstacles opening pathways for clients to find solutions to achieve their goals. I mentor in areas such as job readiness, conflict resolution in the workplace, goal setting, stress management, motivation and time management. My work includes a specialty in stress management for seniors as well as for ADHD students with test anxiety. I incorporate B-B-M breathing, qigong, and meditation into my work with clients.


Alice Lombardo, BS Elementary Education, MA

Arts & Liberal Studies

Certified Trainer, Infinite Possibilities
Public School Teacher


Enrico Fermi School 17

158 Orchard Street, Rochester, New York

alice.lombardo@rcsdk12.org – (585) 654-7422 – www.rcsdk12.org/17/Lombardo

I am a sixth grade teacher at an inner city public school. Many of my students experience trauma in their lives, some on a daily basis. Most do not know how to release this trauma induced stress which then results in behavioral issues in the classroom and prevents all students from experiencing a safe learning environment. I explicitly teach students the Breath, Body and Mind techniques which we use daily in class. Students are reluctant at first, but soon join little by little. Impacts of having BBM tools at their disposal have been positive. The amount of inappropriate behavior exhibited by students has been reduced. Students feel empowered to control their inner turmoil, those feelings that had controlled them in the past. Students share these techniques with family members as well. My stress levels are significantly reduced and I get to move, breath and meditate in the middle of our hectic day as well! I am also a certified trainer of “Infinite Possibilities,” a program which helps individuals see their great potential through visualizations, positive affirmations and meditation. We use this in the classroom to boost individual and group self-esteem as well as to formulate imaginative goals and create plans to achieve these.


Amy Mahoney, MS, L.Ac.

Board Certified Herbalist

Founder & Executive Director Peaceful Minds

A Wellness Center for Combat Veterans

P.O.Box 232, Atlantic Beach, New York 11509

Amy@peacefulmindsnyc.org – (516) 395-7007 – www.PeacefulMindsNYC.org

The quest of Peaceful Minds is to offer effective treatment to those who have served our country and are now struggling to integrate back into the life they knew before. As a nonprofit, community wellness center, we offer offer services at no charge to combat veterans. We particularly welcome OEF/OIF veterans. Our services offered include: acupuncture, Reiki, yoga and meditation, Chinese herbal medicine and Combat Support Groups.


Susanne McIntyre, Ph.D.

545 Saw Mill River Road, Suite 3C, Ardsley, New York

sm@susannemcintyre.com – (914) 478-4461 – www.susannemcintyre.com

Psychotherapy for children and adolescents, parenting, stress management and DBT skills training. I integrate B-B-M techniques in my work with clients who are working on anxiety reduction, stress management and emotional awareness.


Lorraine McMullin

Breath~Body~Mind Certified Teacher

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Advanced Level Facilitator
BA in Sociology, SUNY-Buffalo


McMullin Trainers

24 McMillen Place, Delmar, New York

mcmullintrainers@gmail.com – (518) 339-9341

McMullin Trainers provides training for individuals, groups, organizations, businesses and educational facilities on many topics including:

  • Breath~Body~Mind for Mindfulness, Focus, Stress Reduction and Trauma Recovery
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) for Individuals, Groups and Organizations
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Mental Health Resiliency
  • Engagement in Services
  • Self-Care
  • Stress Reduction for Work or Life
  • Impact of Family Homelessness
  • Parenting Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges


Elizabeth Meeker, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

Chief, Child & Family Services,
Monroe County Office of Mental Health
Director, Training and Practice Change, CCSI
Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)

1099 Jay Street, Building J, Rochester, New York 14611

emeeker@monroecounty.gov – (585) 753-2680 – www.ccsi.org

CCSI provides training and implementation support on topics designed to help organizations understand, implement and sustain practices aimed at improving the way care is provided. Our training team members have experience working directly in clinical or program settings, so they combine deep content knowledge in their particular areas of expertise, with a solid appreciation for the challenges associated with learning and implementing new ways of delivering services in "real world" settings. In addition, in partnership with our Quality Improvement Team, CCSI can also offer practical ways for organizations to assess the impact of their training investment on care quality and outcomes.

I provide training and consultation to programs and agencies on trauma and integrating trauma informed practices into service delivery. As a part of that work, I provide self-care workshops for staff which has included teachers, other school staff, mental health providers, and human services providers. I have introduced B~B~M techniques into the workshops providing psychoeducation about stress and vicarious trauma and how coherent breathing can be used a daily practice to support resilience and wellness. B~B~M techniques have also been taught directly to youth enrolled in programs. I also maintain a private practice working with children, adolescents and young adults, and have teach clients B~B~M techniques to cope with anxiety, depression and trauma.


Madeline Michaels, LMT, LDHS

Bodyfeelgood Studio

Energy of Healing

353 East 78th Street, New York City, New York

madelinemichaels@aol.com – (212) 369-1992 – www.bodyfeelgoodstudio.com, www.energy-of-healing.com

Madeline is a hands-on healer and massage therapist for over 25 years. Her holistic approach involves the participation and education of the client with Ondamed Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Resonance (PEMF), Energy Healing, Massage/Bodywork, and Enzyme Nutrition for the relief of chronic pain and deep relaxation. Currently Madeline uses B~B~M guided breathing and meditation techniques in her one-on-one sessions. She also hosts small classes in her uptown east side location once a month.


Melanie Miller, LCSW

138 West 25th Street, Suite 802-B6, New York, New York 10001


I work with adults and specialize in life transitions related to careers, relationships, illness/disability, and the accompanying feelings of depression, anxiety, and unresolved trauma that often arise or are exacerbated during transitions. I integrate a broad range of psychotherapeutic techniques, including mindfulness, mind-body and energy psychologies, and use of breathing, meditation, and qi gong.


Sugi Pickard, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

sugidream@gmail.com – (518) 424-7291

Specialize in working with clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma and adjustment disorder.


Leide Porcu, PhD

Licensed Psychoanalyst

Academy of Cognitive Therapy Diplomate
Psychotherapy and Consultations
English, Spanish, French, and Italian

inquiry@leideporcu.com – (212) 929-77240 – www.leideporcu.com


Laurie Pyburn, MSCCC/LP Speech Language Pathologist

Registered Yoga Teacher
Social Work Student

Irvington, New York

lpyburn@optonline.net – (914) 548-4386


Bob Silverstein, MA, LCSW

49 West 12th St., #1D, NYC New York

Bob@bobsilverstein.com – (212) 989-8647

Bob Silverstein brings over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist/counselor, crisis manager, organizational change consultant and executive coach to his clients. He has served as both a planner and trouble-shooter for management and employees before, during and/or after a worksite disruption that traumatically affects members of the workforce. He addresses issues such as terrorism, natural disasters, downsizing, reorganization, strike, and workplace crisis (including employee death or crime). Previously, Bob served as the Clinical Director of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation employee Assistance and Trauma Intervention Program and as a consultant with Partners International, where he implemented intervention and planning services, employee and management consultation, and training to their client companies, in response to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.


Bob has appeared on CNBC and NewsTalk Television. He has published in HR Focus and is a sought after presenter to professional and business groups. He received his M.S.W. from the Hunter College School of Social Work in 1980. Bob has also been trained in a variety of psychotherapy, crisis and trauma techniques, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) and Breath, Body, Mind Breathing Meditation.


Sasha Soreff

Dance educator

NYC, New York


Offers weekly open dance classes to adult beginners and advanced beginners. B~B~M techniques are incorporated into this class, which includes a warm up, stretching and the opportunity to learn and practice dance phrases in a safe, fun environment. Individual and group movement instruction also offered to people of all ages, levels of movement experience and physical abilities.


Zitta Zohar, BS, MS, DMA

205 West 57th Street, New York City, New York

zittaz@aol.com – (917) 733-7011 – www.zittazohar.com

As a professional musician, having worked in mentoring some sterling talents, I came to the inescapable conclusion that in many cases, failing in a concert situation is rarely due to lack of preparation, but rather to the withholding of the breath as a result of anxiety and habit. The performance suffers, but it can also become a fertile ground for injuries.

Working with coherent breathing is beneficial on many levels: new awareness, ability to be present for longer periods of time and a new clarity of artistic vision.


North Carolina

Carlson Theodore, MS Counselling, LPCA, BCIA Certification


Chapel Hill, North Carolina

carl@neuroconnections.com – (919) 240-9192

Certified in Neurofeedback. Specializes in working with children with ADHD/ADD, trauma, Autism, Anxiety and Depression.



Dianne Hill, LMSW Social Worker

Athens Pennsylvania

diannehill@stny.rr.com – (607) 329-4495

Social worker at the Elmira Psychiatric Centre and she works with children and adolescents.


Kathryn Morrissey-Burch, MA LPC Clinical Psychologist

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Katmb2001@yahoo.com – (607) 857-9235

Working at the Elmira Psychiatric Centre working with Children and Adolescents with mental health. Also has a private practice working with adults and children.


Sherry G. Rubin, LCSW, RYT


Counseling and Yoga for Healing and Growth

50 W Welsh Pool Road, Suite #4, Exton, Pennsylvania 19335

SherryGRubin@gmail.com – (610) 873-0815 – www.SherryGRubin.com


Gail P. Steele

B.S. - Biology - University of Pennsylvania
M.A. - Genetics - Temple University


Herbal GPS

37 Mayflower Road, Levittown, Pennsylvania

hazelangel45@hotmail.com – (215) 612-0229 – www.Herbalife.com

As a Senior Consultant with Herbalife for over 15 years, I design diet programs specific to individual needs. Herbalife programs and products benefit people of all ages in their need to gain better health and welfare in their lives. As your "Herbal GPS", I can help you navigate your path to better health.

I do relaxation therapy to help clients better handle everyday stress and strain through hands-on touch. I incorporate Coherent Breathing to increase clients' ability to remain calm in their ever-increasing stressful lives, and to better enable them to be prepared for the unexpected and think more clearly.



Louise Binette, LCMHC, R-DMT, MA

Certified KMP Analyst/Professor

lbinette4@gmail.com – (413) 884-3685

Integrative mental health counseling for children, adults and couples, applying holistic and evidence-based approaches. EMDR therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and individuals; e.g. treatment for trauma/PTSD, stress management, mood disorders, attachment and relational challenges, rehabilitation and chronic illness. Yoga/Meditation (200hrs) and B-B-M for anxiety, depression and trauma counseling. Dance/Movement Therapist and KMP Analyst for individuals, dyads and groups, combining B-B-M to the KMP and D/MT; e.g. seniors; stroke patients.


Jeff Martin, Ph.D Clinical Psychologist

psychspark@gmail.com – (802) 425-4319

Specialize in child and Family trauma.



Patricia Leigh Powell, LPC

Masters - Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
(State of Virginia)


Patricia Leigh Powell, LPC

Co-owner of Lotus Healing LLC
1901 Denniston Avenue, SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24015

plpleigh@cox.net – (540) 989-7700 ext 2

Llisted under Therapist Directory - Psychology Today
Mind/Body approaches to individuals, couples and families Incorporating Breath-Body-Mind techniques; Music Evoked Imagery (classical music to access resources from the unconscious)
Acutonics (using vibrations with tuning forks Tibetan bowls) Mandala Assessment Research Instrument (using mandala work to access unconscious for therapeutic work) Hypnotherapy - certified by American Society of Clinical Hypnosis


Kate Quinn Stewart, M.Ac., Master of Acupuncture

The Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork

4001 N. 9th St., Suite 230, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Kate@NurturingSpiritAcupuncture.com – (703) 522-7637 – www.NurturingSpiritAcupuncture.com

I provide gentle, holistic acupuncture treatments for patients with a wide variety of health conditions including asthma, allergies, digestive issues, headaches, women's health issues, and musculoskeletal pain. I specialize in helping people with stress-related conditions, depression, anxiety, and PTSD, women seeking support for fertility and prenatal wellness, and patients undergoing cancer treatment.

I teach my patients B-B-M techniques to help them enhance the benefits of their acupuncture treatments and to empower them with tools they can use anywhere, anytime to relieve stress and support their physical, mental, and emotional health.


Washington D.C.

Wendy Davis, MA, LPC, CEAP

District of Columbia Washington D.C.



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