Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Tame Your Pain with Breath-Body-Mind Practices and Open Focus Attention Training

Dr. Richard P. Brown will teach you how to dissolve pain using regulated breathing practices combined with movement, visualization, sound, and Open Focus Attention Training. The gentle movement and breathing practices activate anti-pain, anti-inflammation, and anti-stress effects of the parasympathetic nervous system. Through Open Focus Attention Training, developed by Dr. Les Fehmi, the mind learns how to dissolve emotional and physical pain. Dr. Brown’s unique integrative approach has brought relief to thousands of people suffering from physical injuries, cancer, toxic exposures, military service, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and many other illnesses.

This workshop is suitable for professional healthcare providers, as well as for healthcare consumers dealing with their own pain.

Recommended Reading: The Healing Power of Breath by Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg.

Participants will leave with an energizing and revitalizing program to practice at home.  

Members $40 / Nonmembers $45

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Jun
21
to Jun 23

Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus and performance. The benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, including healthcare practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Many people who have practiced these techniques say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined something so simple could be so powerful and helpful. This program also fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training, Level I. 

Through movement, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you learn to 

  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy

  • Increase lung capacity, oxygenation, and cardio-respiratory health

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities


Note This program fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 teacher training. Tuition includes a manual and the Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 Practice CD. 

Recommended reading and listening Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set. E-Book on Amazon.com

Register at: 
https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/breath-body-mind-transformation-and-well-being 
Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: www.Kripalu.org

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Jul
21
to Jul 26

Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-3

Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-3 supports BBM teachers who wish to learn more advanced techniques, develop their skills in providing healing practices for more severely challenged populations, and acquire certification to help train Level-1 BBM teachers. Candidates are expected to have gained experience in BBM teaching as well as assisting at workshops. 

Prerequisites: 

  • Completion of Level-2 BBM Teacher Training

  • Regular practice of Coherent Breathing and other techniques for at least 20 min a day at least 5 days per week referable 7)

  • Experience teaching Coherent Breathing and other BBM movement and breathing techniques in the work setting.

  • Demonstration of innovative use of Breath-Body-Mind, developing programs using Breath-Body-Mind, initiating the use of B-B-M in work settings, participating in research on breath techniques, or exceptional efforts to volunteer and assist at workshops.


BBM Level-3 Teacher Training is an intensive one-week program offered once a year at Kripalu Yoga Institute in Lenox Mass. Candidates for Level-3 attend the same workshop as students for Level-1. During this training, the Level-3 candidates assist in training the Level-1 students. Level-3 candidates lead parts of the training and receive feedback on their teaching techniques. 

What you will learn: 

  • to train others in how to teach Coherent Breathing and other practices.

  • more advanced BBM techniques with Dr. Brown.

  • using breathwork in psychotherapy with Dr. Gerbarg.

  • skills to become leaders in training others and developing programs in your areas of interest.

  • explain the basic scientific principles for the effects of breathing practices on stress response, sympatho-vagal balance, heart rate variability, anxiety, social engagement, bonding, inflammation, and respiratory function.

  • create and maintain resource materials including manuals, research articles, lecture notes. Those interested in giving lectures may develop Powerpoint slide presentations


Registration:  
www.kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/richard-p-brown 
Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: www.Kripalu.org 

CEUs will be available 

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit:  
breath-body-mind teacher training

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Jul
21
to Jul 26

Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1

Breath-Body-Mind practices can be incorporated into many different work settings by a wide range of care providers from classroom teachers to disaster relief workers to mental health professionals and yoga therapists. 

Prerequisites: 

  • Completion of at least one Breath-Body-Mind Workshop

  • Regular practice of Coherent Breathing at least 20 minutes a day at least 5 days a week (preferably 7 days). Ability to perform Coherent Breathing correctly with comfort and ease.

  • Complete reading and study of The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD by RP Brown & PL Gerbarg (Shambhala 2012). E-Book available at Amazon.com.


Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Teacher Training is an intensive program that provides the basic tools for teaching simple but powerful breathing, movement, visualization and relaxation practices. Trainees bring their own experience and prior education in psychology, medicine, yoga, rehabilitation, and many other disciplines. We encourage trainees to creatively integrate Breath-Body-Mind techniques into their work. Graduates often share with us the fruits of this integration, reporting that Breath-Body-Mind enriches their work and brings even better results with deeper healing to their clients. 

What you will learn: 

  • How to teach Coherent Breathing, Breath Moving, Ha Breath, Two Golden Wheels, Resistance breath (Ocean breath), 4-4-6-2, Body Scan, Heart-focused Breath

  • How to teach trauma-sensitive BM practices safely and effectively

  • Adapting BBM practices for special groups: children, veterans, medically-ill clients


Registration: 
www.kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/richard-p-brown 

Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: www.Kripalu.org 

CEUs will be available 

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit: 
breath-body-mind teacher training

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Jul
28
to Aug 2

Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-2

Level-2 Teacher Training, an intensive one-week program, provides additional skills with practice teaching breathing techniques with movements (Four Golden Wheels, Great Harmonizer of Breath, 4-4-6-2, and Energy Ball); additional breath practices (Resistance Breathing, Ujjayi, Breath Moving circuits, Song-Kong-Dong-Tong), Group Processes, and more. Updates on scientific developments and discussions about incorporating breath practices into psychotherapy, school programs, disaster relief, military, hospitals, and other settings will be provided. 

Participants receive coaching on their teaching techniques as they practice teaching individuals and groups throughout this training. 

What you will learn: 

  • Hone your BBM Teaching Skills

  • Develop confidence in your ability to teach groups

  • Learn sequences and highly effective combinations of techniques

  • Obtain guidance on how to integrate BBM into your work setting

  • Improve your abilities to assist and work with more challenging clients

  • Increase your understanding of the science of breath


Registration: 
www.kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/richard-p-brown 

Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: www.Kripalu.org 

CEUs will be available 

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit:  
breath-body-mind teacher training

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Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Healing from Within - Breath-Body-Mind Workshop

Join us for this amazing event where Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg will be sharing Breath-Body-Mind with our audience, CEU’s offered, Breath-Body-Mind Complementary & Integrative approaches for Health, Mind, Body & Spirit for healthcare professionals and consumer-safe, natural treatments for stress, trauma, aging, mental and physical challenges. For yourself, your family, your community and our world – nurture health, love, joy and compassion.

Please contact Linda Lentini for more information and to RSVP @ llentini@toivocenter.org

RSVP is required as space is limited.

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Mar
22
to Mar 24

Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

March 22-24, 2019 Friday 7:30 PM to Sunday 12 noon

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus and performance. The benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, including healthcare practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Many people who have practiced these techniques say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined something so simple could be so powerful and helpful. This program also fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training, Level I. 

Through movement, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you learn to: 

  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy

  • Increase lung capacity, oxygenation, and cardio-respiratory health

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities

Note This program fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 teacher training. Tuition includes a manual and the Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 Practice CD. 
Recommended reading and listening Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set. E-Book on Amazon.com

Register at: 
www.kripalu.org/presenters-programs/breath-body-mind-transformation-and-well-being 
Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: www.Kripalu.org

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Mar
15
to Mar 16

Breath-Body-Mind for Transformation Introductory Workshop

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Friday March 15 and Saturday March 16, 2019 9 am - 4 pm

Chemung County Conference

Holiday Inn Elmira, NY 14901

Learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood and mental focus. These benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, health-care practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Many people who have practiced these techniques say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined something so simple could be so powerful and helpful. This program fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-I.  

Through movement, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you learn to: 

  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy.

  • Increase lung capacity, oxygenation, and cardio-respiratory health

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities


Note: Tuition includes a manual and the Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Practice CD. 
Dress in casual layers and eat lightly before opening night. Please do not wear perfume.  

Recommended reading and listening Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg,  
The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set or E-book on Amazon.com 

Information & Registration: Martha Benedict 607-425-8432 or blvdben48@yahoo.com .

Registration Brochure PDF and more information: http://www.crowcalls-chickadeescircle.com/event/breathbodymind-conference/

For information about BBM Teacher Training prerequisite, please visit:  
breath-body-mind teacher training

Recommended reading and listening Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set. 
E-Book on Amazon.com.

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Feb
15
to Feb 17

London Conference: Yoga in Healthcare Alliance

London Conference: Yoga in Healthcare Alliance

Conference: Yoga In Healthcare Alliance (YIHA)

February 15-17, 2019

The University of Westminster, London, UK

The Yoga in Health Care Alliance (YIHA) is a social enterprise that is enabling the UK National Health Service to provide yoga to its patients. 

We are also developing a model that can be used by other healthcare providers in the UK and internationally. There is significant robust evidence for yoga as an effective ‘mind-body’ medicine that can both prevent and manage chronic health issues and it also delivers significant cost savings to healthcare providers. 

Our first job is to enable the National Health Service (NHS) and yoga teachers to work together effectively. 

Information/Registration: 
yogainhealthcarealliance.com/yoga-in-healthcare-conference/ 

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Keynote Addresses by Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and Dr. Richard P. Brown: 
Breath-Body-Mind for Stress, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Recovery from Mass Disasters, and Physical and Emotional Wellbeing 

Treatment of psychological consequences of mass disasters is essential to recovery for individuals and communities. Lessons learn from using mind-body practices to treat mass disaster survivors indicate that powerful mind-body practices can provide significant relief of anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, pain, and medical illnesses. Mind-body programs are inexpensive, adaptable to different cultures and conditions, and can be taught rapidly to large numbers of people. Train-the-trainer programs can be offered to community leaders, healthcare professionals, schoolteachers, clergy, parents, veterans, and volunteers. 

Breath-Body-Mind (BBM) is a unique fusion of techniques drawn from qigong, yoga, Buddhist meditation, Orthodox Christian monks, martial arts, Open Focus Attention Training, and modern neuroscience. Specific practices balance the autonomic system, relieve stress, raise energy levels, regulate mood, enhance performance, reduce inflammation, dissolve pain, and enhance the sense of connection to oneself and others. 

Clinical issues, indications, contraindications, risks, benefits, and guidelines for augmenting psychotherapy with voluntarily regulated breathing practices (VRBPs) will be included. Cases illustrate restoration of connectedness/ bonding through VRBPs that shift the individual from defensive states of fear/anger to states of safety and bonding. 

During these addresses, Dr. Brown leads attendees in VRBPs and movement practices that have been studied and used for relief of stress and trauma following mass disasters: Southeast Asian tsunami; earthquake in Haiti; New York World Trade Center attacks; gulf Horizon oil spill; war, slavery and genocide in South Sudan Uganda and Rwanda; and Middle Eastern and Rohingya refugee children. 

Workshop Description: 
Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg teach a unique blend of voluntarily regulated breathing practices, tapping, movement, visualization, and sound healing. This program combines Coherent Breathing with Breath Moving, Qigong movements, Ocean Breath, and Open Focus Meditation. Mindfulness of breath and of changes in mental/physical states are cultivated. Their specific teaching methods optimize the benefits of each breath practice. Participants will receive one-on-one monitoring and fine-tuning of their Coherent breathing technique. Group processes enhance learning. 

Other speakers include: 
Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, Dr. Michael Dixon, Heather Mason, Dr. Tina Cartwright, Kalwant Sahota, Dr. Laura Madeley, Emily Brett, Dr. Karen Pilkington, Dr. Ned Harfield, Dr. Holly Kahya, and Melissa Wickremasinghe, MD 

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