Level III Breath-Body-Mind Teachers
Dr. Lisa Ciechomski BA, GradDipEdPsych, MPsych, PhD, DipYogaStudies
Lisa is a psychologist and yoga teacher in Australia with a strong interest in breath-work, trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness-based approaches. She works in private practice as a counselor with people experiencing anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, chronic pain, grief and loss issues, sleep problems and people with a history of trauma.
After completing Level 1 BBM training, Lisa ran several six-week BBM programs for the local community, as well as for clients with anxiety and depression. Weekend BBM courses are now offered at least once a year, with the assistance of two other Level 1 BBM teachers. There are plans to run BBM courses with specific groups in the community, for example, people with cancer and survivors of childhood abuse. Three local psychologists have attended a BBM workshop now and Lisa hopes to train health professionals in BBM in Australia.
+61 3 5327 0420
Heather Mason, MA, MA, RYT-500
MA Psychotherapy, MA Buddhist Studies, MBCT Teacher
Founder-The Minded Institute
Psychotherapist-Yoga Therapist/Yoga Teacher/ Lecturer, Boston University School of Medicine
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.
Dehanna M. Rice, R.P.P., C.H.,
San Francisco and San Anselmo (Marin County), CA
Integrative/Holistic for all.
A Registered Polarity Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist with twenty years’ experience teaching “Energy-based” modalities in the US and Europe. She is certified in Cerebral Spinal Fluid & Vitaflex Techniques. Also, Open Focus Meditation. She is now on the West Coast after practicing in NYC for decades. She offers workshops incorporating Polarity Yoga, using Energy Principals for aligning & opening the body with “effortless effort”, the use of tuning forks, (Sound Healing), and Breath-Body-Mind practices throughout the year. She is a BBM level 3 senior teacher that has been apart of the BBM Community, early on, training teachers, assisting numerous events supporting displaced refugees, returning soldiers from the battlefield and trauma victims from natural disasters globally.
Deborah Alagna, Resiliency Coaches, Principal
Overland Park, KS
Resiliency Strength Conditioning and Peak Performance Coach
Pressure Proof ‘Challenges’ with Neuroscience and the Breath
We integrate neuroscience and the breath to eliminate business and personal 'hot seat' or pressure scenarios within corporate and other environments to ascend to higher human potential, wellness and performance.
Outcomes are moving from indecision, doubt, fear, and feeling unsafe to feeling safe, aware, cooperative, creative, and a sense of belonging. Feelings and attitude move from a contracted view of things to an expanded view or broader vision.
Results include the ability to bounce back from stress, anxiety, or life's setbacks and releasing that which no longer serves a greater purpose. Learn how to stay younger with the breath of longevity while activating innate healing capacities and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
My passion to serve the Military comes from the spirit of my father, two-tour combat Marine who instilled in me, “Freedom is Not Free”. My mother taught me that the highest quality of happiness was to find my purpose to serve others. Grandfather served in WWI and WWII with my father and uncle. My father also served in the Korean War. My brothers and uncle served in Vietnam; my nephew in Bosnia. Vincent Joseph Alagna went to boot camp at Camp Pendleton.
Having seen the toll of war and family conflict when loved ones went off to war—and the physical, mental, and invisible emotional wounds of trauma that affect those in the military—I chose to serve in another way, by helping families and military populations find relief from hyper-vigilance, anger, sadness, anxiety, emotional outbursts, isolation, road rage, night terrors, insomnia, flash-backs, feelings of guilt, physical, mental, and emotional trauma, and pain.
My goal is to support their return to their natural state before experiencing war or conflict. My mission is to have they’re back and to guide and them and their families back to the Freedom they once knew. No one should be left behind: everyone deserves a chance to conquer stress, trauma, and pain.
I have facilitated breathing and meditation practices to the military population with PTSD since 2006. I became a Level-III Breath-Body-Mind Teacher because I recognized this program to be a safe, efficient, highly effective method to decrease PTSD symptoms and increase quality of life in the military population. I can also teach BBM to improve performance in sporting competitions, professional athletes, HR wellness, caregivers, stressed employees and C-Suite.
I work as a psychiatrist, with children, adolescents and adults. I have been eager to learn ways to decrease anxiety, distraction, fear without using more medication.
I learned about Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg's work and attended the workshop on "The Resilient Child".
What a gift this work is! Not only did I learn techniques to enhance my work with children and adults, I began to learn how powerfully the work was impacting me. The way in which Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg have distilled complex multidisciplinary theory with science and powerful practices in a way that is amazing, accessible, engaging, and no short of life changing!
This work impacts my life daily and changed the way I think about healing, and being on the earth. It is powerful, and a privilege to work with Drs’ Brown and Gerbarg.
Jeffrey M. Sanders, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Montana State University-Billings, Native American Studies
In December 2017 Jeff will return to and live in Whitefish, Montana. He has taught at every level from Kindergarten to university Graduate Students. He has great experience facilitating cultural competency workshops in multicultural settings with diverse people from different professions and backgrounds. Dr. Sanders is an adopted member of the Crow Tribe of Montana and will continue to work with Indigenous people wherever they may live. He will be introducing BBM techniques to interested Tribal and community College students and faculty throughout Montana.
Beth Abrams, MD, Adult and Child Psychiatrist
Albany, New York
New York City, NY
Irina is a dedicated teacher of breathing techniques that you can take with you, whether it be on your way to work, taking a walk in the park or relaxing at home. You can also utilize them when you are washing dishes, cooking, cleaning the apartment, reading books, working on the computer, waiting in a doctor's office or on a flight at the airport.
As someone who believes in the power of motivated healing, Irina recognizes that people's everyday lives are stressful, hectic and chock full of work and obligations. By demonstrating how to connect the body to the breath, Irina shows you how you can develop the healthy habit of deep breathing to positively balance your mind and body. Irina strives to help you make restorative breathing techniques a way of life and demonstrates how these exercises can help you become more proactive in your physical and mental wellbeing.
Irina has started her journey of yoga and breathing practice with the very knowledgeable Tibetan teacher of Sivananda Yoga and Tibetan yoga from India who helped her heal her lungs. The Allergies and sinuses which were a constant hindrance for over 35 years stopped bothering her. Breathing exercises helped her restore her natural sleep patterns, cure depression, lose weight, and heal her neurological back pain. Then she turned to her family and friends, helping them become happy and healthy by teaching them breathing exercises. It was then that she finally realized that teaching breathing was her calling. Irina immersed herself in studying the different techniques of breathing, and her practice become her life style. After Irina completed her yoga training, she started on a yoga therapy journey with Prema Yoga Institute. With her love for Tibetan medicine, Irina studied Mindfulness and Loving Kindness Meditation, and Yoga Psychology training in Nalanda Institute. She attained a B-B-M training and become a teacher of that program.
She teaches private patients how they can reduce stress, fatigue, stiffness, depression, anxiety with the development of a routine of breathing practice. Irina was moved to see how a restorative regiment of breathing allowed her to help a friend suffering from alcoholism. Estranged from his family and depressed, he took solace in the temporary escape alcohol provided, only to have his health deteriorate. A regiment of fast and deep breathing over a period empowered him to become proactive in his healing. Now he listens to what his internal well-being calculator is saying and uses breathing and meditation to maintain a healthier mental and physical balance. He reconnected with his kids and enjoys now spending time with his grandchildren in the park and museums.
Cecilia Beach, PhD
Cecilia Beach, PhD, is an experienced yoga teacher with 500-hr Kripalu certification. She has also completed Level I Certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy and Level III of Breath-Body-Mind. She teaches donation-based community yoga classes at Alfred University, volunteers as a yoga teacher at the Allegheny County Jail, and offers gentle yoga classes to breast and gynecological cancer survivors. Cecilia regularly integrates Breath-Body-Mind practices into her yoga classes and is developing BBM programs for Alfred students to help them cope with depression and anxiety.
Bill and Martha Benedict
Elmira, 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 District. Bill was the former Director of the Elmira Psychiatric Center.
New York City, NY
My name is Ann Fleuchaus and I have lived and worked in NYC for the past 25 years. I have 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 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 6 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. Please contact me at:
Shira Gordon, R.N., N.P., M.S., M.P.H.
Shira Gordon is a level 3 Breath-Body-Mind teacher. Trained as a psychiatric nurse practitioner and holding a master degree in public health, she has found coherent breathing to be very effective and inexpensive way of treating anxiety, depression and healing from trauma.
Shira coaches individuals and teaches groups of both adults and children in her synagogue. She assists Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg in training BBM teachers.
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.
New City, NY
Black Belt Aikido, Volunteer Gilda Club, Breathing
School Psychologist / early childhood behavioral health consultant
Intends to promote breathing practices to educational and mental health settings among children and adults.
Gretchen Ki Steidle, B.A., MBA
Gretchen Ki Steidle is the founder and President of Global Grassroots, which operates a mindfulness-based social venture incubator and women’s leadership program in post-conflict East Africa. Gretchen believes that cultivating inner awareness and contributing to the common good are both necessary to advance the greatest level of positive social change. She is author of the book Leading from Within: Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation (2017 MIT Press). Gretchen is also a producer of the documentary film, The Devil Came on Horseback, which was nominated for three Emmy Awards in 2009 and co-author of the memoir, “The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur”, (2007 PublicAffairs). She holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, where she attended as a Jefferson Scholar. In 2007, Gretchen was honored by World Business Magazine and Shell as one of the top International 35 Women Under 35. In 2010 she was chosen as a CNN Hero working in Haiti after the earthquake. In 2011 she was chosen one of seven Remarkable Women of the World by New Hampshire Magazine. She regularly lectures and offers workshops on mindfulness for social change at conferences, wellness institutions, universities and organizations globally, including the Skoll World Forum, Omega Institute, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and AshokaU Exchange, among others. In 2018 she was named to Inc.’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers.
Gretchen Ki Steidle is a trained practitioner of Coherent Breathwork and the Breath~Body~Mind™ program of Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, which she has used for trauma-healing among survivors of sexual violence and exploitation, domestic violence, child abuse, chronic stress, war, genocide and natural disaster in Rwanda, Uganda, Haiti and the US through individual client work, group therapeutic practitioner, which she has studied and practiced since 2002, and which seh utilizes individually with private clients. She also teaches experiential workshops and correspondence groups courses on mindfulness, Conscious Social Change, resilience and transforming tragedy to purpose in which breath and mindfulness serve as the core modality in catalyzing both personal and social transformation.
Since 2010, I have been utilizing BBM as our core trauma-healing modality that Global Grassroots’ teaches daily during our 12-14 day, 40-hour experiential curriculum to women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence, war, genocide, deep poverty and other forms of Violence in East Africa. I further provide Level 1A training to all of our Conscious Social Change practitioners who become certified to teach our curriculum. Global Grassroots is also working to roll out BBM and a training of trainers across Rwanda to address PTSD from the 1994 genocide that claimed nearly 1 million lives in 100 days. I also utilize BBM when working with individual therapeutic breathwork clients who have a history of trauma or chronic stress and anxiety. Finally, I am incorporating BBM into my experiential courses on resilience and transforming tragedy to purpose for change leaders and service professionals.
Specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma-sensitive yoga, and chronic pain management with children and adults.
Hartland Four Corners, Vermont
Since I started working for Global Grassroots five years ago, I have taught Breath-Body-Mind as an integral part of our training program to women and young women in Rwanda and Uganda. Global Grassroots is a non-profit organization that offers training Academies in post-conflict countries to grassroots women who have faced extreme hardship and most often trauma as well as a lack of equal access to education and/or resources. The Academy offers them a mix of skills and tools that combined with newly acquired confidence leads them to transform their communities in the ways they know will benefit everyone in the community. When these grassroots women put their own ideas into action the results are shown in increased health benefits, children (especially girls) going back to school, an increase in literacy, a reduction in gender violence and early pregnancies and much more. Inspiring transformation occurs. With Breath-Body-Mind taught in conjunction with other skills, these women most often get beyond trauma and continue on as recognized and respected leaders in their communities.
Global Grassroots, the NGO I work for, integrates BBM into its three-part curriculum: personal transformation, trauma healing (BBM) and social entrepreneurship, and specifically in post- conflict countries. As of 2018 we are working in Rwanda and Uganda. We plan to continue to teach this unique curriculum as we expand into more communities in these countries in 2019 and beyond.
Cecelia lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and is an experienced ashtanga yoga practitioner and teacher, and cooking instructor. She works with students and underserved populations in the area to relief stress and increase wellbeing through yoga, breathing, and self-care. She hopes to incorporate BBM with the groups in the area including patients at the UVA medical center, the donation-based wellness center, and students in the area. She’s willing to travel to help facilitate workshops and learn!
Greater Washington Region (DMV), D.C.
Kathy Jankowski dedicates her time and energy to strengthening the social fabric. Her groundbreaking research and approaches to philanthropy promotion, especially the women’s funding movement, have helped leaders and organizations identify and leverage interwoven networks to collaborate, alleviate suffering, promote healing, and build a world in which people have more opportunities to grow and flourish.
Kathy learned the Enneagram about 20 years ago during a book group retreat. Since then, she has undertaken extensive formal training and applied the Enneagram’s wisdom to life and work. She has delivered interactive programs for organizations and agencies that explore neuroscience, spirituality, mindfulness, and the Enneagram. She is certified through Ginger Lapid-Bogda’s Coaching with the Enneagram and Bringing out the Best in Yourself at Work train-the-trainer programs. Kathy co-leads the Enneagram in Business Network’s Social Action Initiative.
In recent years, Kathy has turned her attention to developing more sustainable approaches to personal and community transformation. She is a tireless advocate for helping people cultivate inner peace, resilience, and interdependence. She is trained in trauma-sensitive stress response system balancing through Breath-Body-Mind and is a Level III certified Breath Coach. She has found that this technique is the easiest and most effective way to help people relax, land in the present moment, strengthen self-awareness, and awaken curiosity. By helping to raise the level of consciousness through breath, Kathy nurtures connections among people who discover they share a common cause ,a vision of what’s possible, and a desire for collective impact.
Kathy conducts BBM half-day seminars and full-day retreats and integrates BBM into her workplace consulting and other training programs for the individuals and organizations. Since 2015, she has taught several thousand people to breathe consciously—from leadership teams, associations, schools, neighborhood groups, and nonprofit staff/clients to children and families, nurses, doctors, and cancer survivors.
Level II Breath-Body-Mind Teachers
Robert Cardish, MD
Psychiatrist, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Clinic
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
University of Toronto
416-535-8501 Ext 32674
Monica Vermani, C. Psych.
Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, Rehabilitation, Treatment Toronto Ontario
54 Wellington Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1C7
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
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
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 organizations, 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 organization or individuals who wish to promote the value of breathing practices in the community. Check out my website for details.
West Haven, CT
Dr. Misty Ginicola is a Licensed Professional Counselor and operates a Private Counseling Practice called "Walk in Balance Counseling." Dr. Ginicola is a Professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters program at Southern Connecticut State University. Her research and clinical practice specialties are on using creative approaches in counseling, including animal assisted therapy, art and phototherapy, music, movement, and yoga. As a Registered Yoga Teacher, Misty has also incorporated breath, yoga postures, and meditation into counseling services. Her other specialties include working with the LGBTQI+ population, clients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She also has a specialty in working with people identified as highly sensitive, or those with sensory processing sensitivity.
Dr. Ginicola now integrates BBM techniques as part of her clinical practice, teaching clients the technique, and following up with support and questions surrounding practice of this technique at home. She helps clients select a routine of specific movements (Qi-Gong and Tapping) along with the Coherent Breathing and Meditations within BBM that can best support their goals. As a yoga teacher, she has also begun to utilize BBM techniques within her yoga classes in community groups.
My name is Linda Lentini and I attended the Level One Breath Body Mind training in July of 2018 and it has opened my body, mind, and spirit to a deeper level of healing. I am currently the Director of Healing From Within and I bring mind-body wellness practices to individuals receiving services on an inpatient psychiatric unit and this will be a great addition to our program. My belief is that we are all capable of tapping into our own internal healing abilities and it all starts with one Breath. Just Breathe.
My primary purpose for taking BBM was to learning BBM techniques well enough to be able to teach them to people receiving services and staff on inpatient psychiatric units. After attending the training I realize that I want to integrate these practices into my own daily healing practices. After the introduction in March I was convinced that I could use these practices in my own life and after the training in July I knew that I could teach these practices to others. I plan on attending Level Two and presenting some training sessions in the near future.
392 South Main Street, Suite 7, Colcheste, Connecticut
MS Professional Mental Health Counseling
MA Candidate Integrative Health & Healing
Inner Resource Psychotherapy, LLC
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.
Carol Pedigree McConnell, BA Smith College, Northhampton, MA
Shelburne Falls, MA
I teach Breath-Body-Mind at Fitchburg State University, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA, YMCA, Greenfield, MA, Senior Center, Greenfield, MA and the Senior Center in Shelburne Falls, MA.
For the past several years I have worked with people who have severe anxiety, severe trauma, PTSD, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep problems, headaches, depression, sleep apnea, asthma, sinus problems, panic attacks and neurological issues.
Shelburne Falls, MA
I graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1969 with a B.A. degree in history. Then I went to Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where I received masters degrees in education and educational media in 1972 and 1973. In 1975 I received school library certification at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. I am currently pursing a doctoral degree in exercise physiology.
I spent 40 years as a public secondary school educator, teaching social studies for three years and then working as a school librarian for 36 years. I spent the last year of my educational career working in special education.
I've been a distance runner with asthma since I was 14-years-old. Learning to deal with asthma as a runner inspired me to write the book, "Running with Asthma: An Asthmatic Runner's Memoir" in 2015. In 2018 I became a practitioner of Breath-Body-Mind and have been amazed to see my asthma symptoms disappear.
I am now a Level 2 practitioner of Breath-Body-Mind and I have conducted breath workshops with my wife, Carol Pedigree McConnell, at the Greenfield, Massachusetts YMCA, the Greenfield, Massachusetts Senior Center, and the Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts Senior Center.
Chris Streeter, MD
85 E. Newton St. Fuller Bldg., Boston, MA 02118
Associate Professor in Psychiatry and in Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Researches effects of yoga on mood and brain GABA Levels
Yvette Branson, Ph.D.
New York, NY
I received my PhD in Clinical Health Psychology in 2006. Previously, I worked for 10 years in education as a learning specialist for students who were troubled or had learning differences. At the New York Harbor Department of Veterans Affairs, I coordinate the VITAL Initiative (Veteran Integration to Academic Leadership), an innovative program for college student veterans working to overcome the pain of war and the stress of readjustment. In addition, in my private practice I see both individuals and couples in Manhattan.
In private therapy sessions, I integrate Breath-Body-Mind techniques to help foster a more holistic healing process. Through empathic injury and somatic exercises, I support clients in exploring their emotional unease and, when relevant, its connection to their physical health. Breath work and simple movements like T’ai Chi and Qi Gong have incredible power to transform anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, and many other symptoms.
I also bring Breath-Body-Mind techniques into my work at theVA hospital Occupational stress and burnout are common among health workers, and Breath-Body-Mind practices have helped me greatly in supporting my own wellness. I now develop and facilitate trainings for other health workers at the VA using Breath-Body-Mind techniques, and I plan to expand and offer these trainings in a range of organizational settings.
Cindy T. Brewer, LMSW BOCES campus
I work with children with severe social/emotional issues in the Elmira Psychiatric Center – Southern Tier Day Treatment Program, under the Broad Horizons Program. All the children have Individual Education Plans and require the most restrictive school setting to meet their needs. The structured 6:1:1 classroom consists of 6 children, 1 Teacher, 1 Teaching assistant and an EPC therapist. Their mental health needs are provided through this program with individual therapy 1x/per week (more as needed), group therapy 1x per day for 30 minutes each day 5x/per week. Medication education and monitoring per the Psychiatrist and RN as needed as well as scheduled appointment every 3 months. Contact with parents/guardians daily via phone, email, daily behavior sheets and family meetings 1x per month or as needed.
The population I currently work with are 7th and 8th graders ranging from 13-15 years old. I have 1 female and 5 males this school calendar (2017-18). The kids have symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, mood disorders, etc. I introduced Breath, Body and Mind with this group in October – December 2017. I began by explaining the techniques and practicing how to breathe in their chairs. They all have yoga mats and weighted “stars” they lay on their bellies while doing Coherent breathing and Breath moving to the chimes. We begin by doing the Body Balance exercise to modern music such as “Can’t stop this feeling” by Justin Timberlake, Ha breath, the first 2 Golden Wheels and 4-4-6-2 Coherent Breathing. We do the exercises 2 x per week for approximately 12 – 15 minutes at 9:00 a.m. After the breathing exercises, the kids process their thoughts, feelings, distractions, comfortability, etc. They also fill out a brief evaluation form.
The goal of the program is to keep kids in the community and their homes. They are often one step from being hospitalized or referred to a residential treatment facility. The goal of teaching Positive breath is the same. It is to give them tools that they can incorporate in their daily lives to help them relax and decrease their symptoms of anxiety, so they can function at home, school and within the community.
David (Dave) Bryant, PhD, CH, EFT-ADV
5212 Ellicott Road, Brocton, NY 14716
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.
Steven DeWater, MSW, LMSW
I am a Licensed Social Worker who is currently positioned in an Employee Assistance context within a nonprofit called 'Able2 Enhancing Potential' that specializes in supports and services for Intellectually and/or Developmentally Disabled populations. I also maintain a private practice at Clinical Social Work & Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes.
Demands placed on workers of any industry, coupled with the day-to-day quandaries of navigating community and life, may culminate in the unmanageability of stress and/or anxiety, which may signify an increased need for adequate administrative response, additional education and training, and emotional and cognitive support via employee assistance offerings. As an Occupational Social Worker, I use Breath-Body-Mind as a holistic approach to restoration and wellness to assist workers and clients with enhancing their quality of life by increasing healthy coping skills, self-reflection, and personal accountability.
To schedule Breath-Body-Mind time one-on-one or to attend a group session, please call 607-734-1447.
Massena, NY, St. Lawrence County
Margaret Dunn, a Certified Level 2 Breath-Body-Mind Teacher received Breath-Body-Mind (BBM) training in Elmira, NY with Richard Brown, MD and Pat Gerbarg, MD beginning in 2015.
Margaret is a psychotherapist at the Massena Wellness Center outpatient mental health clinic of St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, where she provides individual and group therapy to adults diagnosed with psychiatric illness including Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and Substance Abuse Disorders. Margaret offers BBM techniques to interested patients during psychotherapy sessions in addition to other evidence-based treatments such as DBT and CBT. Margaret has also taught BBM skills to people that have serious medical problems such as Cancer to manage pain and insomnia symptoms.
Margaret’s clients find it easy to learn, and most everyone reports a keen sense of calmness in their minds and a stillness in their body after a few minutes of Coherent Breathing.
Previous experience has included working at Hospice/Palliative Care of St. Lawrence County, Claxton Hepburn Hospital Cancer Center, in a local private psychiatric practice and the University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital. She has a MSW from the University of Buffalo.
Margaret hopes to continue to teach are BBM in St. Lawrence County and Northern New York.
I work for a Community Action agency that has a Head Start Program. Our program has 21 classrooms and serves 351 of the neediest 3-5 year olds in our county. For the past 8 years I have worked in the Disabilities and Mental Health Component. I am always searching for new ways to help little ones with special needs succeed in every aspect of their life. With Breath Body Mind I am hoping to assist these children with new tools to calm, focus and gain some peace in their lives.
My goal is to work with not only the children in our program but the staff as well. In the coming New Year my goal is to work out a pilot program for Breath Body Mind. I will teach the practices to a handful of staff and work with them in their classroom to bring Breath Body Mind to the children. My hope is that Breath Body Mind will grow to our entire program. Practicing Breath Body Mind will be beneficial to children and staff in the classroom and their personal lives.
Jill Greenbaum, Ed.D
Learning, change, and personal transformation are a part of everything I do. Breath work is the most recent addition to my ongoing exploration and training in the healing arts. My primary areas of interest and expertise are working with parents around parenting issues, their ever-evolving roles, and emerging adults during the college search process and their adjustment to college.
I delight in developing workshops that include breath work, Emotional Freedom Techniques/Tapping, and Zentangle. These sessions are tailored for specific audiences, from children to adults, in both public and private settings.
Over time, I’ve become an alchemist, continuously discovering new ways of helping people be their best selves. This path first led me to the world of academia, where I became a teacher for students with special education needs in New York City, then a principal and administrator. My bachelor’s and master’s degrees in child psychology and special education, respectively, and doctorate in curriculum development from Teachers College, Columbia University, formed the foundation of this work. I have had my own instructional design and coaching firm for over 20 years. In addition, I am a graduate of CoachU and Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness Coaching Program. I am also an AAMET accredited and certified EFT practitioner, using healing energy tools for navigating past many of the turbulent waters in our lives.
I work with clients across the world through Zoom and Skype. Learn more about my work and feel free to contact me for a complimentary consultation at www.tappingwithjill.com.
Linda Marks Katz
New York City, NY
Light My Way ~ Career Day, Inc. Founding Director.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specialize in working with children.
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 student’s graduates from elementary school, they will have had 7 interviews and met 14 professionals.
Maryann Piazza LCSW-R
Transform and Awaken- Maryann provides a spirituality based psychotherapy to assist in changing trauma based core beliefs. In her practice she supports and teaches individuals how to apply breath body mind coherent breathing techniques into the healing process. Available for individual, group practices and skype sessions.
Maryann has been a psychotherapist for 35 years. She has found that the body stores the trauma and the individual can heal trauma experiences by utilizing alternative approaches. She utilizes Coherent Breathing as a Level 11 practitioner, CBT, muscle testing to support changing trauma based core beliefs and other alternative treatments to support change and healing.
Alice Smiley, BA, CEAP
I have provided short term counseling and prevention education for both adults and youth at a community council for 13 years. Most recently, I’ve transitioned my role from the community setting to work specifically with students at a high school in Jefferson County, NY.
I introduce and teach B-B-M one to one with youth and adults for relief with emotional intensity and to deepen personal coping. In addition, I have been able to demonstrate breath techniques among other area professionals where the topic of stress management has been a focus. Within the school setting, my goal is to work toward establishing group opportunities for students and staff to learn and practice B-B-M techniques.
My name is Liz Sommers and I am an LCSW who currently works in a county mental health clinic as a mental health therapist. I specialize in anxiety, trauma, and forensic work, but work with all populations and diagnoses. I serve individuals, couples, and families in my practice currently.
I recently received my Level II Teacher Certification and have been using the practices for over 2 years now; not only in my practice but also in my own life. I have also recently received my Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling Certificate through the University of Buffalo; also, where I received my MSW.
Jean Tabolt has worked for Pivot for 21 years and is dedicated to the prevention of chronic disease. She is a Credentialed Prevention Professional with NYS OASAS and has extensive experience working in schools as well as the community. Jean is also a Certified Kripalu yoga teacher and an E-RYT (Experienced, registered yoga teacher) with the National Yoga Alliance. In addition, she is a Level II Breath, Body, Mind teacher and is currently pursuing advanced studies at Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy. Jean teaches weekly classes highlighting Breath, Body, Mind, yoga, mindfulness and meditation at Satyana Yoga studio, the Anchor Recovery Center and Case Middle School. She has also taught numerous community-based yoga classes and has served as presenter for numerous topics including yoga and health, mindfulness, breath work and meditation at local and state-wide conferences. Jean is passionate about being a part of the effort to bring health and wellness to the community.
Level I Breath-Body-Mind Teachers
Lynne McLennan, B.Sci., MBA
206 Armstrong St. North, Ballarat Victoria
UFS Dispensaries Ltd.
UFS Dispensaries is a mutual healthcare company operating pharmacies and medical centers 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.
Lachie McLeod is an experienced kinesiologist who is also trained in qigong healing and the breath body mind program. His practice assists people to reconnect to their own inner knowledge and power. Lachie is a grounded practitioner who has found kinesiology, breathing practices and qigong to be highly practical and effective tools in helping clients transform their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. His sessions are aimed at empowering his clients by providing them with the tools, clarity and energy to take full responsibility for their own health and happiness.
Lachie incorporates the breath body mind techniques in his one on one kinesiology sessions and assists in teaching the breath-body-mind group program run by UFS in Ballarat, Victoria.
Greg Sandala, PhD
131E Main Street, Sackville, NB, E4L 4B2
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
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
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
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.
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 classes. : 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
Yoga teacher & Digital Marketer
I am a Montreal based yoga & meditation teacher. I teach privately as well as in group settings. I combine movement, breath & meditation into an adapted package for my students. My training is continual and varied. I have studied with traditional gurus as well as with scientists such as Dr. Brown & Dr. Gerbarg. I will be infusing my classes with BBM.
I am also a digital marketer, meaning that I help businesses advertise on the internet through paid advertising as well as organic reach.
As a side project, I am part of a charity organization called No Limit Generation, which aims to create a content platform to help refugee aid workers better understand trauma and mental health in order to heal the refugee kids under their guard. We are currently focused on the Rohingya crisis. My role is to contribute content and help with the marketing. I plan to integrate BBM into my wellbeing practices addressed to the kids in video format.
In his retirement, David Edney RYT 200 became a yoga teacher, four years ago, 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.
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 Gerbarg 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.
Doctor (child psychiatrist, pediatrician)
Shimada Ryoiku center (Institution for persons with severe motor and intellectual disabilities).
Mexico City and Cuernavaca
Andrea Rionda Jean
Yoga teacher and Gestalt therapist
Karl - Peter Mittermuller
Jessica Cowan-Dewar, MSc, PhD Candidate
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).
Mireia Coma-Cros, Bachelor of Philosophy, Bachelor in Social Education, Yoga Teacher 1500h. (European Union of Yoga)
Yoga practitioner since 1988, teaching yoga to cancer patients, chronic illness patients and caregivers.
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.
Shelley (Michelle) Aspden, 500ERYT
Shelley is an E-RYT 500 hour Yoga Alliance accredited teacher and teacher trainer.
After completing 7 months of chemotherapy in 2010, she explored yoga as a form of rehabilitation. The practice provided her with the tools to transform her life, helping her to heal physically, mentally and spiritually. Realizing that she had many more layers of trauma from childhood that needed to be healed, she began to delve deeper into Yoga.
Her passion for teaching was developed when she attended Tribe-Yoga’s 200hr TTC in Goa, 2012. The teachings, the practice, and the energy opened her eyes to her dream, her true path; to teach yoga. In 2014, she attended another Tribe Yoga 200hr TTC as an assistant teacher. She has also studied intensively with Magic Pond Raja Yoga school in Seoul and Agama school in Thailand. In August 2016, she completed the 500hr TTC with Tribe Yoga. Shelley is now a Tribe Yoga Teacher Trainer and delivers training at her studio, the Ministry of Yoga in Cheshire, UK, and across the world.
She has completed CPD training in Yoga for Stress and Anxiety, PTSD with the Minded Institute. She as completed the Yoga4Health GP referral training with the Yoga in Healthcare Alliance and has started a 2 year training with Yoga Campus to become a Yoga Therapist. Now completing the Level 1 BBM training, her repertoire of skills to support herself and others is blossoming.
Shelley's dream is to develop the Ministry of Yoga into a center for all, sharing Yoga and other holistic practices that promote health and well being on a physical, mental and emotional level.
Jo is a Breath Work therapist and Meditation Coach working with people who are suffering with stress, anxiety, trauma, and those experiencing difficulty conceiving along with couples embarking on assisted conception cycles. She is also a qualified Mindfulness teacher for teenagers and young adults. Jo studied Biomedicine and Human Science at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Manchester and is also a level 5 Clinical and Reproductive Reflexologist and EFT practitioner. She is currently completing her training as a Stress Consultant and holds a strong passion for breath work practices having trained in the fundamentals of Breath Work with Dan Brule and the BBM Level 1 teacher training with Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg . Breath work has played a crucial role in her own recovery from the trauma of being involved in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in 2017 (especially the daily practice of coherent breathing). Jo has held meditation and breathing workshops in the community, at the Reproductive Medical Centre in Manchester and The Warrington based Peace Foundation, and she is particularly keen to work with those involved in terrorist attacks and also those embarking on assisted conception cycles (IVF etc) in the Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and West Yorkshire areas of the UK.
Integrative Psychotherapist and a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Lecturer, Tutor
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.
Cecilia Fowler, Ed. S., NCSP
Cecilia is a school psychologist working with children and young adults. She enjoys supporting young people to better access their inherent compassion, wisdom, and connectivity. She integrates Breath Body Mind coherent breathing with yoga, mindfulness, and Nonviolent Communication.
Sarah Elizabeth Gunther
Sarah holds an MA in Psychology from Pepperdine University. As a researcher in neurogenetics at UCLA, she is dedicated to helping people reclaim their body, mind, and wellbeing through a combination of neuropsychology, the Breath Body Mind Coherent Breath Method, and Qigong. She works one on one, holds workshops, and helps guide corporate wellness.
Beatrix Krause, PhD
Los Angeles, CA
Beatrix is a neuroscientist at the department of psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She works on the neuroscience of mind-body intervention and breathing in geriatric depression, including yoga, tai chi, and breathing techniques. In addition, she is a yoga teacher and aims to incorporate the Breath Body Mind techniques from the teacher level 1 into both her research, yoga classes and personal practice and development.
Irene Lara, PsyD, LCSW
Long Beach, CA
3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 208, Long Beach California
B-B-M Certified, Reiki Master Integrative Psychotherapy
Integrative Psychotherapist and a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Lecturer, Tutor
Linda Martin, MSEd
Linda is a Reiki Master and a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner who is currently working with older adults in a nursing home.
I am an environmental chemist by training, however as a result of a chronic health issue (Meniere’s Disease), I needed to find my own solutions. The Breath Body Mind practice was a major part of my successful recovery. This practice is an incredibly powerful tool that reduces stress, anxiety and provides a much needed level of calmness as an antidote to our very busy lives. I specialize in teaching children and teens.
Taya Varteresian DO, MS
Dr. Varteresian is board certified in geriatric and adult psychiatry. She works for the LA county Department of mental health and is on voluntary faculty at the University of California Irvine. She realizes the limitations of traditional medicine and sees mind-body practices as essential to health and wellbeing.
PhD., Bilingual Clinical Psychologist
Working with Children, adolescents and adults with trauma, depression, bipolar and anxiety and ADHD.
Catherine Spann, Ph.D.
Catherine researches and teaches psychological practices and mind-body exercises that help people of all ages regulate emotions, control their attention, and expand their awareness of themselves and others. Catherine received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology where she studied how mindfulness-based mental exercises affect the mind, body, and psychological well-being in both children and adults. She is a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder where she studies the role of voluntarily-regulated breathing in reducing stress and improving emotional health.
Catherine provides free resources on her website, teaches courses online, and is a consultant for schools and business in Colorado interested in psychological health and well-being.
Yuliya Waller, BSN
Register nurse at Whiting Forensic Hospital.
District of Columbia
Kate Quinn Stewart
Master of Acupuncture (M.Ac.) Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture
1633 Q St. NW, Suite 200, Washington D.C. District of Colombia
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.
Karen Breakstone, MD
Psychiatrist at Miami VA; student of Coherent Breathing
Karen Davis-King, MPH
Meditation, mindfulness and yoga have been part of my life for over thirty years. I took a 2 day Breath-Body-Mind course in 2017 and had the pleasure of doing the level I teacher training in 2018. I have a combined degree in epidemiology and health services administration. I recognize the value of these practices in my personal growth and want to bring them to the broader community.
I am open to teaching anyone who wants to learn.
Pamela K Kebrdle Ph. D
Clinical Psychologist. Sheridan Executive Center 3475 Sheridan Street., Suite # 309 Hollywood FL 33021
Arthur Daniel King, MD, MPH
Medical Doctor, Master of Public Health
Dermatology Associates of the Treasure Coast
Dr. King was born in Miami, Florida where he attended Ransom-Everglades High School. He graduated from Oberlin College, in Ohio. He was a laboratory assistant at the University of Pennsylvania, for a year, before entering medical school. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida. Concurrently, he earned a Master of Public Health from Yale University. In 1994, he completed his Dermatology residency at the University of Cincinnati. He worked in a group practice for two years in Cincinnati. Since 1996, Dr. King has been a solo practitioner in Stuart, Florida.
He took his first Breath, Body Mind workshop in the spring of 2017. He believes that breath practices, mindfulness practices, exercise and a healthy lifestyle are important for personal well-being and by extension our communities. He believes that nurturing oneself enables all to live in greater harmony.
He is available to share breath-body-mind techniques, as needed.
Describe How You Plan to Integrate BBM in Your Work: I share these practices with individuals who are willing to learn.
772 219 0044
Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 200 Yoga For Your Health
Private and small group yoga therapy sessions using a combination of breathing exercises and relaxation/meditation techniques to improve physical and emotional health.
Penn State University, BS in Education
Breathe in Joy, LLC
Joy Ziefer’s life changed forever during the Summer of 1996 when her 15 year old daughter, Amber, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and underwent her second bowel surgery. Determined to find a drug free remedy for Crohn’s Disease, Joy discovered the Macrobiotic Lifestyle designed by founder Michio Kushi. Immediately, Joy and Amber enrolled in “The Way to Health” course at the Macrobiotic Institute in Massachusetts. At the end of the 7 day program, Amber no longer needed her medications which has continued for the past 22 years. In 1998, Joy completed the Macrobiotic Teacher Training Course and has continued to teach others about how Macrobiotics can cure certain conditions and put even cancers in remission. She has helped hundreds of friends and family lead a healthy and happy life.
With a focus on healthy lifestyle living combined with her teaching degree from Penn State University, Completion of Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Dr. Belisa Vranich’s Breathing Master Class and the outstanding Breath – Body – Mind Workshop by Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, Joy’s mission is to teach and educate the public about “The Healing Power of Your Breath” by Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and its amazing results from a 20- minute daily Breathing practice. Individual or Group classes are available. Inquire about the Breath – Body- Mind Workshop being offered at Williams Island Spa, Aventura, Florida in the Fall 2018.
Spiritual direction and Ignatian exercises.
Holly Sanger, Psy.D
Iowa City, Iowa
Specialize in working with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, DID, and couples therapy.
Veronique Robins-Brown, MD
New Orleans, LA
I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist who practices integrative psychiatry using herbs, nutrients, pharmaceuticals, yoga, therapy and BBM practices. I am in private practice and teach Wellness and Integrative Psychiatry courses to Tulane Psychiatry residents. Currently I hold the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at Tulane Psychiatry Department. I consider Dr. Gerbarg one of my main mentors and have learned much from the books she and Dr. Brown have written as well as through consultation time with her. BBM techniques have been particularly valuable to me in treating people with depression, anxiety and trauma, and many of my patients have experienced deep levels of relaxation when using them.
I plan to teach most (if not all) of my patients BBM in my private practice.
I also have been teaching BBM during wellness course for psychiatry residents and incorporating it into wellness lectures for radiology residents (orthopedic surgery is next!).
Additionally, I am teaching a new 6 week course at a New Orleans yoga studio with my best friend and fellow BBM teacher, Nicole Hariel, and we are incorporating BBM practices into the yoga, meditation and process group course.
Clifford Trott, PhD
Working with veterans and military populations.
Lori Baker-Gurvitch, LCSW-C, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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
Provides holistic mental health treatment for people of all ages as they transition through life.
Ralph M. McMenemy, LCSWC
Clinical Social Worker
Working with adults providing mental health services.
Cynthia Cohen, MSPH
4 Creamery Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
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.
Andrew Geller PhD
93 Union St., Newton Center, MA 02459
I work with older adolescents, adults, and have a specialty working with couples. I pursued BBM training to add to my toolbox to address anxiety, depression, and stress related conditions.
Yoga Therapist IYT-500 700 Yoga Teacher
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
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
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
Donald L. Sherak, MD
I maintain an active part-time clinical and consulting practice in Brookline, MA and also see a small number of patients in the Northampton, MA area. I work with pre-adolescents, adolescents and adults facing anxiety and stress disorders including PTSD, and also those who have clinical issues related to problems of impulse control. While my work is predominantly a combination of psychotherapy and prudent psychopharmacology, I also teach my patients Breath-Body-Mind practices when appropriate to their condition and circumstance. I provide consultation and conjoint psychopharmacologic and somatic treatment for a group of patients who are in active therapy with my colleagues as well.
I am also interested in enhancing health care provider resilience and countering potential burn out in practitioners. I am developing a brief model program of Breath-Body-Mind exercises that can be conveniently used by therapists, physicians in practice, and as well as by those who are still in training. The program is designed to facilitate resilience and to decrease of the impact of the stressors that often accompany the practice of psychotherapy and psychiatry, and all of medicine -- as well as the stressors encountered by trainees in their respective programs as well.
I am board-certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I have also been a student and student-teacher of tai chi chuan and chi gong for over two decades.
Describe How You Plan to Integrate BBM in Your Work:
I will continue to expand the use of BBM skills in my direct work with patients in various clinical settings (while continuing my own practice). I am also involved in teaching and providing supervision for Child Psychiatry Fellows and Social Work students and plan to introduce the principles and some introductory practices of BBM in my scheduled lectures over the coming year.
Shoshana R. Sokoloff, M.D.
Child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist
409 Main Street, Suite 123, Amherst, MA 01002
Jehiel Zif Ph.D
Israeli address: 91 Haiim Levanon St. Tel-Aviv, 69345
US address: 148 Pemberton St., Cambridge, Ma. 02140
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
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 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 professional 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.
MA, Transformative Studies, Trauma Informed Leadership
Rachel's work is focused on the transformation of trauma into leadership. She is a serial entrepreneur, business and leadership coach and speaker who is passionate about prosocial leadership in both the for and not for profit spaces. She also work as a Conscious Social Change program facilitator in East Africa using a fusion of action based practice and B.B.M. Rachel also offers 1:1 and group programming in the U.S. If you are interested in connecting, please email:
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
275 Gregory Road, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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
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, communication in families and couples, complicated grieving, complex trauma.
Bethany Tremblay, BSW, School SWA
I have had the privilege and honor of teaching BBM techniques to survivors of domestic violence and in-patient treatment clients battling their disease with addiction, in the past. I am currently teaching and modeling the BBM techniques daily to children on my caseload and in crisis from ages ranging from 5 – 10 years old. In addition, I am involved with a team of BBM trained district employees to create a strategic plan to integrate the practices district wide to ensure the well-being of students and staff alike.
Patricia Nellys (Nell) Bard
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Brookhaven and Watertown/Fort Drum
Support for military families, especially young children and their parents.
Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor
Saugerties, New York
Specializing in gentle, restorative and chair yoga practices.
Clare M. Brown, MA, LPC, LCAT
1003 Walnut St, Elmira New York
Director/Therapist at Eating Disorders PHP Integrates B-B-M practices in both individual psychotherapy and yoga/movement/meditation groups
Susan E Casler, MS, RN, FNP-BC, ACHPN
Albany, New York
Samuel Stratton Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
NP with 25 years of experience in primary care and 6 years in palliative care. I run a specialty clinic in palliative care for those who are seriously or terminally ill with assorted illnesses to include cancer, diseases of the lung, heart, kidney, liver, neuromuscular system and others. The primary clinic focus is to provide symptom management, emotional support and assist Veteran’s with determining their goals of care. I teach End of Life Nursing Education and am a content expert on training providers regarding Life Sustaining Treatment and how to have Goals of Care Conversations with the seriously ill person. My practice is open only to enrolled Veteran’s with a serious illness.
I will be utilizing BBM for one on one sessions for those palliative care patients experiencing anxiety and pain associated not only with their illness but the comorbidities that may make dealing with their illness difficult, such as PTSD. I will form a group session dependent on interest. I will soon join the chronic pain management team in presenting the BBM practices every 6 weeks as part of the pain school curriculum.
Cynthia Cohen, MSPH
2014 Frederick Douglas Blvd, Ste 187, New York, New York 10026
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
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
17 John St., Kingston, New York 12401
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.
Monica Fresco, BFA in Photography
New York, NY
I plan to bring BBM to individuals of all fields interested in having a simple and powerful tool at their disposal to overcome the stress and anxiety inherent in our everyday life.
Languages spoken : English, Italian, French.
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
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)
Katonah, New York
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.
Martha Howden, LCSW, CASAC Addictions Counsellor
Specialize in working with people suffering from anxiety and depression. Also specialize in DBT treatment with Borderline patients.
Catherine Ireland, MD (medical doctor), ND (naturopathic doctor), MS, LAc (licensed acupuncturist)
New York, NY
Catherine Ireland, MD, NMD, LAc, has dedicated her career to providing services for those with limited access to healthcare. She has organized, and been a physician on, medical deployments to Greece, Germany, the United States, and Jordan. She founded Integrated Relief, an organization that educates people about options for treating pain and incorporating it into primary care. She owns To Your Points in New York, NY, and provides integrative medicine for pain management. She is trained as a Level I Breath~Body~Mind teacher and incorporates mind-body work into her practice.
Her unique training includes acupuncture (Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture), as well as anesthesiology (University of Connecticut Health Center), surgery (Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center), naturopathy (Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine), molecular biology (University of California, Berkeley) and yoga (Southwest Institute of Healing Arts). She is presently a licensed naturopathic doctor in California and a licensed acupuncturist in New York.
I have been using it since first introduced to it at the 2018 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. I use it in conjunction with acupuncture both while needles are in and as an alternative to using needles to treat pain. It also provides people with a tool that can be used and developed via telemedicine. I have found that is works well for people who cannot use pain medication because of polypharmacy contraindications, past addictions, and personal preferences. The Level I teacher training helped to refine the method I was using. I feel that I was making it too complicated. Simplification should increase compliance.
To Your Points
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.
Pine City, NY
Reiki Master Teacher
Certified Yoga Teacher, CYT
I will be incorporating BBM into my reiki healing sessions as a relaxation technique and in my yoga classes as part of pranayama work
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
I am a sixth-grade teacher at an inner city public school. Many of my students experience trauma in their lives, some daily. 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
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 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
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.
Susan McKillop, BSN RN
I live and work in NYC. I am a Pediatric Nurse, Reiki Master, Certified Meditation Specialist, and Level 1 BBM teacher. Looking to offer services to any trainer in the area that needs a helper with BBM classes. In particular working with children with ADHD, Anxiety and Asthma.
Breath-Body-Mind Certified Teacher
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Advanced Level Facilitator
BA in Sociology, SUNY-Buffalo
24 McMillen Place, Delmar, New York
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
Mental Health Resiliency
Engagement in Services
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
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
Energy of Healing
353 East 78th Street, New York City, New York
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.
Marilia Neves, PhD
Dr. Neves is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York, Connecticut and Florida. She is an assistant professor of the Department of Oncological Sciences and the Department of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Neves dedicated her career to the wellness of patients with various chronic and debilitating medical problems, specially cancer. Her current practice is at Dubin Breast Center of Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital where she provides a wide range of psychological services to women, men, couples and families affected by breast cancer.
Dr. Neves is also available to see private clients in Stamford, CT and New York City. Her contact number is (917) 434-8873.
Sugi Pickard, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Specialize in working with clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma and adjustment disorder.
Leide Porcu, PhD
Academy of Cognitive Therapy Diplomate
Psychotherapy and Consultations
English, Spanish, French, and Italian
Laurie Pyburn, MSCCC/LP Speech Language Pathologist
Registered Yoga Teacher
Social Work Student
Irvington, New York
Carol Ritter, PhD
Carol Ritter, Ph.D., is a retired clinical psychologist with 28 years of experience in treating trauma. She worked for the New York City Police Department, the Veterans Administration, and other federal agencies. She currently teaches Qigong in Fairfax County, VA, and is a certified Robert Peng Qigong Instructor. She also practices Qigong healing and was trained and certified by Master Robert Peng. She has been teaching various forms of breathing for many years, with a current focus on Breath Body Mind. She is a Level 1 instructor in that model.
Resident in Psychiatry (4th Year)
Bob Silverstein, MA, LCSW
49 West 12th St., #1D, NYC New York
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.
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.
Mindy Utay, LCSW, JD
New York, New York
I am a licensed social worker and psychoanalyst in private practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. I treat adults, adolescents, couples and families. My specialty is in relationship conflict resolution and teaching communication skills to help people heal relationships within themselves and with important people in their lives.
I will integrate BBM by using breathing techniques to calm the inner voices in our minds that create conflict internally and in our relationships. By calming and containing negative emotions and creating a safe space, patients can access personal feelings to enhance self-understanding and establish deeper connection with others.
Zitta Zohar, BS, MS, DMA
205 West 57th Street, New York City, New York
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.
Andrea Blythe Dickerson, MD
BA in Sociology, Masters in Medical Science, Doctor of Medicine
Dr Andrea Dickerson is a NYC native who now resides in Fayetteville, NC. She is a board- certified OB/GYN. Her office is teaching patients about wellness and provides yoga services. Dr Dickerson is an acupuncturist and a Level 1 Breath-Body-Mind Coach.
A Woman’s Place in Fayetteville
Carlson Theodore, MS Counselling, LPCA, BCIA Certification
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Certified in Neurofeedback. Specializes in working with children with ADHD/ADD, trauma, Autism, Anxiety and Depression.
37 Mayflower Road, Levittown, Pennsylvania
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.
Dianne Hill, LMSW Social Worker
Social worker at the Elmira Psychiatric Centre and she works with children and adolescents.
Kathryn Morrissey-Burch, MA LPC Clinical Psychologist
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
I have been studying and practicing psychotherapy and yoga for thirty five years. Yoga and the Internal Family Systems framework I use see each individual as whole and without psychopathology. Trauma as well as physical and psychological pain, need healing. But there is always an undamaged being as core.
Breath-Body-Mind is a powerful path to healing. I will teach it as a stand alone or integrate it with other healing practices depending upon what you want and what serves you;.
Together the client and I will determine and assess needs and goals. This includes learning through experience and getting to know and understand how the nervous system works. BBM helps people to learn how to have a different, more flexible and healthier relationship with their nervous system.
Gail P. Steele
B.S. - Biology - University of Pennsylvania
M.A. - Genetics - Temple University
Louise Binette, LCMHC, R-DMT, MA
Certified KMP Analyst/Professor
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
Specialize in child and Family trauma.
Marry O. Carr
B.A. Botany, Zoology & Chemistry Combined
M.A. Special Education: Learning Disabilities
Trained in a variety of energy medicine modalities and a practitioner since 2003, various forms of breathwork have been studied since 2010. Currently an Integrative Breathwork Practitioner in Training with supervision by the Inspiration Consciousness School in Owings Mills, MD. As a Level I BBM graduate, Coherent Breathing and other Breath Body Mind practices are woven into one-on-one breathwork sessions where appropriate. As a Reading Specialist, Math Tutor and Mindfulness Teacher, Breath Body Mind practices are integrated into both classroom activities and one-on-one tutoring sessions.
Patricia Leigh Powell, LPC
Masters - Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
(State of Virginia)
Co-owner of Lotus Healing LLC
1901 Denniston Avenue, SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24015
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
(540) 989-7700 ext 2
Listed under Therapist Directory - Psychology Today
Kate Quinn Stewart, M.Ac., Master of Acupuncture
The Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork
4001 N. 9th St., Suite 230, Arlington, Virginia 22203
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.
Wendy Davis, MA, LPC, CEAP
District of Columbia Washington D.C.