Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

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

Dec. 5 and 6, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

New York Open Center

Learn proven breathing techniques to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus, and performance. Benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, including medical professionals, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other health conditions.

These techniques have been a transformative experience for many practitioners, who never would have imagined that something so simple could be so powerful and helpful. This program also fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training, Level I.

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

  • Renew your energy and increase your stress resilience

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

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities

Register at: https://www.opencenter.org/breath-body-mind


Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Serving Those Who Serve, NY, NY 

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

March 21 Sat 10 am - 6 pm & March 22 Sun 10 am – 1:00 pm

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Information & Registration will be posted at www.STWS.org


Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Chemung County Self-Regulation Conference, Horseheads, NY

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

Bill and Martha Benedict, Brian Hart & Sheila Katz

Saturday & Sunday, March 28-29, 2020

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

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

  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy

  • Reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia

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

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities.

  • Improve performance at work and at school

Learn more about this groundbreaking work at Breath-Body-Mind.com.

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

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

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

Inquire about CEUs


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1

Chemung County Self-Regulation Conference, Horseheads, NY

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

Bill and Martha Benedict, Brian Hart & Sheila Katz

Part-A March 27-29, 2020 & Part-B April 17-19, 2020

Prerequisite: Completion of a Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

In this first part of the three-level teacher training sequence, you learn to teach the core BBM techniques for stress, anxiety disorders, PTSD, military trauma, post-disaster, depression, ADHD, and stress-related medical conditions. Specific methods taught in this program include:

  • "Ha" breath, coherent breathing, breath moving, and 4-4-6-2 breathing

  • The Four Golden Wheels

  • Body scan, Guided meditation/relaxation

  • Trauma sensitive teaching

  • Introduction to BBM for Children

  • Precautions in teaching individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions

  • Introduction to Integrating Breath Practices with other therapies

Increase understanding of neurophysiological effects of voluntarily regulated breathing practices on emotion regulation, bonding, and cognitive function. Practice teaching while faculty observe and offer suggestions for improvement. Attention is given to creating a safe container, tone of voice, pacing, accuracy of instruction, and trauma sensitivity.  

With the completion of Level-I Teacher Training participants will acquire the skills to: 

  • Teach the core BBM practices to individuals

  • Assist others in teaching Breath-Body-Mind Workshops at the Introductory Level

  • Conduct follow-up session for those seeking ongoing practice

  • Offer further guidance to beginners in these techniques of self-regulation

  • Help develop programs in their communities and workplaces

Required reading and listening Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set.
Information & Registration: Martha Benedict 607-425-8432 or blvdben48@yahoo.com

Inquire about CEUs


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-2

Chemung County Self-Regulation Conference, Horseheads, NY

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

Bill and Martha Benedict, Brian Hart & Sheila Katz

Part-A March 27-29, 2020 & Part-B April 17-19, 2020

Prerequisite: Completion of a Level-1 Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training

In this second level of the BBM teacher training sequence, you further develop your skills in teaching BBM techniques for stress, anxiety disorders, PTSD, military trauma, post-disaster, depression, ADHD, and stress-related medical conditions. Specific methods you learn to teach in this program include:

  • "Ha" breath, coherent breathing, breath moving, 4-4-6-2 breathing, Qigong 4-4 breath, Ocean Breath, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Tapping

  • The Four Golden Wheels

  • The Great Harmonizer of the Breath

  • Body scan, Guided meditation/relaxation

  • Focus is on developing skills and confidence in teaching groups

  • BBM beginning practices for Children

  • Precautions in teaching individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions

  • Integrating Breath Practices with other therapies

Increase understanding of neurophysiological effects of voluntarily regulated breathing practices on emotion regulation, bonding, and cognitive function. Practice teaching groups while faculty observe and offer suggestions for improvement. Attention is given to creating a safe container, tone of voice, pacing, accuracy of instruction, trauma sensitivity, planning teaching sequences, developing teaching materials.  

With the completion of Level-2 Teacher Training participants will acquire the skills to: 

  • Teach BBM practices to individuals and groups

  • Develop teaching sequences

  • Assist others in teaching Breath-Body-Mind Workshops

  • Conduct follow-up session for those seeking ongoing practice

  • Offer further guidance to beginners in these techniques of self-regulation

  • Help develop programs in their communities and workplaces

Required reading and listening: Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set.
Information & Registration: Martha Benedict 607-425-8432 or blvdben48@yahoo.com

Inquire about CEUs


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level- 3

Chemung County Self-Regulation Conference, Horseheads, NY

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

Bill and Martha Benedict, Brian Hart & Sheila Katz

Part-A March 27-29, 2020 & Part-B April 17-19, 2020

Prerequisite: Completion of Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1 and Level-2

In this third part of the three-level teacher training sequence, you learn to teach the BBM techniques to individuals and groups. You also become qualified to assist in the training of Breath-Body-Mind teachers up to Level-1.

  • "Ha" breath, breath moving, resistance breathing, 4-4-6-2, Qigong 4-4 breath, Ocean Breath, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Tapping

  • The Four Golden Wheels

  • The Great Harmonizer of the Breath

  • Body scan, Guided meditation/relaxation

  • Group Processes and Program Planning 

Dr. Brown teaches additional advanced practices such as Joint Mobility, Swimming Dragon, The Small Heavenly Circuit, Breathing Through Space, Open Focus Attention Training, and Group Processes.

Dr. Gerbarg delves deeper into methods to integrate BBM techniques with psychotherapy and methods to enable individuals with mental and emotional challenges to benefit from BBM practices.

Increase your understanding of neurophysiological effects of voluntarily regulated breathing practices on emotion regulation, bonding, and cognitive function. Practice training Level-1 teachers while faculty observe and offer suggestions for improving your teaching techniques. Gain confidence in teaching BBM sequences to larger groups. Attention is given to creating a safe container, tone of voice, pacing, accuracy of instruction, and trauma sensitivity.  Support and guidance is provided to help you develop and adapt BBM methods to your own projects and work settings.

With the completion of Level III Teacher Training participants will acquire the skills to:

  • Teach the BBM practices to individuals and groups

  • Assist in the Training of BBM teachers up to Level-I

  • Develop novel applications for BBM techniques

  • Develop programs in their communities and workplaces

Required reading and listening: Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set.
Information & Registration: Martha Benedict 607-425-8432 or blvdben48@yahoo.com

Inquire about CEUs


­Breath-Body-Mind for Transformation and Well-Being

with Richard P. Brown & Patricia L. Gerbarg

Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, MA.

April 3–5, 2020 Friday 7:30 pm – Sunday noon

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

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

  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy

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

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities.

Learn more about this groundbreaking work at Breath-Body-Mind.com.

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

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

Information and registration: https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/breath-body-mind-transformation-and-well-being

Richard P. Brown, MD, is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and a certified teacher of aikido, qigong, yoga, and meditation.

Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, researches the efficacy of mind-body practices for post-traumatic stress disorders and depression.


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1

Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, MA

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

with Ann Fleuchaus

July 26 – July 31, 2020

Prerequisite: Completion of a Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop 

In this first part of the three-level teacher training sequence, you learn to teach the core BBM techniques for stress, anxiety disorders, PTSD, military trauma, post-disaster, depression, ADHD, and stress-related medical conditions. Specific methods taught in this program include:

  • "Ha" breath, coherent breathing, breath moving, and 4-4-6-2 breathing

  • The Four Golden Wheels

  • Body scan, Guided meditation/relaxation

  • Trauma sensitive teaching

  • Introduction to BBM for Children

  • Precautions in teaching individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions

  • Introduction to Integrating Breath Practices with other therapies

Increase understanding of neurophysiological effects of voluntarily regulated breathing practices on emotion regulation, bonding, and cognitive function. Practice teaching while faculty observe and offer suggestions for improvement. Attention is given to creating a safe container, tone of voice, pacing, accuracy of instruction, and trauma sensitivity.  

With the completion of Level-I Teacher Training participants will acquire the skills to: 

  • Teach the core BBM practices to individuals

  • Assist others in teaching Breath-Body-Mind Workshops at the Introductory Level

  • Conduct follow-up session for those seeking ongoing practice

  • Offer further guidance to beginners in these techniques of self-regulation

  • Help develop programs in their communities and workplaces

Required reading and listening: Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set.
Information & Registration: www.Kripalu.org or (866) 200-5203
Approved for CEU


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-2

Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, MA

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

with Ann Fleuchaus

July 26 – July 31, 2020

Prerequisite: Completion of a Level-1 Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training

In this second level of the BBM teacher training sequence, you further develop your skills in teaching BBM techniques for stress, anxiety disorders, PTSD, military trauma, post-disaster, depression, ADHD, and stress-related medical conditions. Specific methods you learn to teach in this program include:

  • "Ha" breath, coherent breathing, breath moving, 4-4-6-2 breathing, Qigong 4-4 breath, Ocean Breath Alternate Nostril Breathing, Tapping

  • The Four Golden Wheels

  • The Great Harmonizer of the Breath

  • Body scan, Guided meditation/relaxation

  • Focus is on developing skills and confidence in teaching groups

  • BBM beginning practices for Children

  • Precautions in teaching individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions

  • Integrating Breath Practices with other therapies

Increase understanding of neurophysiological effects of voluntarily regulated breathing practices on emotion regulation, bonding, and cognitive function. Practice teaching groups while faculty observe and offer suggestions for improvement. Attention is given to creating a safe container, tone of voice, pacing, accuracy of instruction, trauma sensitivity, planning teaching sequences, developing teaching materials.  

With the completion of Level-2 Teacher Training participants will acquire the skills to: 

  • Teach BBM practices to individuals and groups

  • Develop teaching sequences

  • Assist others in teaching Breath-Body-Mind Workshops

  • Conduct follow-up session for those seeking ongoing practice

  • Offer further guidance to beginners in these techniques of self-regulation

  • Help develop programs in their communities and workplaces

Required reading and listening: Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set.
Information & Registration: www.Kripalu.org or (866) 200-5203
Approved for CEU


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-3

Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, MA

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

with Ann Fleuchaus

July 26 – July 31, 2020

Prerequisite: Completion of Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1 and Level-2

In this third part of the three-level teacher training sequence, you learn to teach the BBM techniques to individuals and groups. You also become qualified to assist in the training of Breath-Body-Mind teachers up to Level-1.

  • "Ha" breath, breath moving, resistance breathing, 4-4-6-2, Qigong 4-4 breath, Ocean Breath, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Tapping

  • The Four Golden Wheels

  • The Great Harmonizer of the Breath

  • Body scan, Guided meditation/relaxation

  • Group Processes and Program Planning 

Dr. Brown teaches additional advanced practices such as Joint Mobility, Swimming Dragon, The Small Heavenly Circuit, Breathing Through Space, Open Focus Attention Training, and Group Processes.

Dr. Gerbarg delves deeper into methods to integrate BBM techniques with psychotherapy and methods to enable individuals with mental and emotional challenges to benefit from BBM practices.

Increase your understanding of neurophysiological effects of voluntarily regulated breathing practices on emotion regulation, bonding, and cognitive function. Practice training Level-1 teachers while faculty observe and offer suggestions for improving your teaching techniques. Gain confidence in teaching BBM sequences to larger groups. Attention is given to creating a safe container, tone of voice, pacing, accuracy of instruction, and trauma sensitivity.  Support and guidance is provided to help you develop and adapt BBM methods to your own projects and work settings.

With the completion of Level III Teacher Training participants will acquire the skills to:

  • Teach the BBM practices to individuals and groups

  • Assist in the Training of BBM teachers up to Level-I

  • Develop novel applications for BBM techniques

  • Develop programs in their communities and workplaces

Required reading and listening: Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set.

Recommended reading: Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD by RP Brown & PL Gerbarg
How to Use Herbs, Nutrients and Yoga in Mental Health Care by RP Brown & PL Gerbarg

Information & Registration: www.Kripalu.org or (866) 200-5203

Approved for CEU