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

Richard Brown, MD

Friday, June 7, 2019 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th Street (Between Madison & Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY

Phone: 212-219-2527  
www.opencenter.org 

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

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

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

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

Members $40 / Nonmembers $50


Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

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

June 21-23, 2019 Friday 7:30 PM to Sunday 12 noon

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

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

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

  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy

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

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities


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

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

CE Credits: Social Workers (SW): 12 credits, $50.00

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


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-3

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

Sunday at 7:30 pm July 21 – Friday noon July 26, 2019

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

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

Prerequisites: 

  • Completion of Level-2 BBM Teacher Training

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

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

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


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

What you will learn: 

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

  • more advanced BBM techniques with Dr. Brown.

  • using breathwork in psychotherapy with Dr. Gerbarg.

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

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

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

CE Credits: Social Workers (SW): 35 credits, $50.00
CE Credits: Nurses (NURS): 41.5 credits, $75.00


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

CE Credits: Social Workers (SW): 35 credits, $50.00

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit:  
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Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1

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

Sunday at 7:30 pm July 21 – Friday noon July 26, 2019

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

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

Prerequisites: 

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

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

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


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

What you will learn: 

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

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

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


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

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

CE Credits: Social Workers (SW): 35 credits, $50.00
CE Credits: Nurses (NURS): 41.5 credits, $75.00


For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit: 
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Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-2

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

Sunday at 7:30 pm July 28 - Friday noon August 2, 2019

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

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

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

What you will learn: 

  • Hone your BBM Teaching Skills

  • Develop confidence in your ability to teach groups

  • Learn sequences and highly effective combinations of techniques

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

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

  • Increase your understanding of the science of breath
    Registration: 
    www.kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/richard-p-brown 

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

    CE Credits: Social Workers (SW): 30.5 credits, $50.00
    CE Credits: Nurses (NURS): 36.6 credits, $75.00


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


Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

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

Sept. 14, 2019 Saturday 9 am - 5 pm & Sept. 15, 2019 Sunday 9 am – 1 pm

Serving Those Who Serve, NY, NY

[These dates are tentative. Watch for confirmation of dates.] 

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


Intergenerational Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences

Oct. 22 - 23, 2019 9 am - 5 pm

Titanic Belfast

This two-day conference brings together leading international and local experts to examine in detail how patterns of addictive, anxious or depressive behaviour can pass from generation to generation. It explores how the impact of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next and considers the contribution across the spectrum, from learned behaviours through vicarious and secondary trauma to transmission at the genetic level. 

Keynote speakers and programme content will explore: 

  • Refugees & displaced peoples; opportunities to learn from societal struggles around the world 

  • Developmental & Relational Trauma: An Intergenerational Perspective

  • An overview of Epigenetics exploring studies from holocaust survivors, the Vietnam War and 9/11  

  • Suicidal ideation and NI mental health statistics through the lens of intergenerational trauma  

  • Breathing and the autonomic nervous system: exploring the parasympathetic benefits of breathing techniques and exercises to reduce stressand bring about homeostasis. 

  • Witness the positive impact of breathing exercises on survivors of the Haiti earthquake & the Civil War in Sudan  

  • Practical tips to counter dysregulation from an early years’ perspective 

  • How to develop trauma resilient practitioners, social workers and youth workers.  ‘ACEs’ is on everyone’s lips. What will that mean? 

  • From CAMHS to a multi modal approach, find out how client-responsive and multi-disciplinary frameworks can make a significant difference to service users

If trauma can be passed from one generation to the next, so can healing. This event effectively provides two days of training on how we can progress from trauma informed to trauma responsive. It will delve into attachment theory and look at case studies giving first hand insights into real life struggles and how to overcome them.  

Full programme and more guest speakers to be announced soon!

REGISTRATION FEES

  • Tier 1 Early Bird rate : £ 150 (Sold Out)

  • Tier 2 Early Bird rate: £175

  • Tier 3 rate: £195

  • Tier 4 rate: £225

  • Full Price: £245

Book tickets now: https://actiontrauma.com/event/intergenerational-trauma-adverse-childhood-experiences/


Breath-Body-Mind Course

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

Oct. 24 - 25, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Crowne Plaze, Belfast

Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, pioneers of Integrative Mental Health, offer their ground-breaking Breath-Body-Mind training workshop at the Crowne Plaza, Belfast on 24th & 25th Oct 2019.

Designed to activate communication pathways between the mind and the body, raise energy levels, regulate mood, enhance performance, reduce inflammation, and help dissolve pain, this training is ideal for yoga teachers and practitioners, psychologists, therapists, nurses, doctors, school teachers, first responders, relief workers, NGOs, and administrators.

Participants will be guided through exercises based on voluntarily regulated breathing practices, including Coherent Breathing and Breath Moving. The gentle movements can be done standing or sitting. Drs Gerbarg and Brown offer a unique fusion of techniques drawn from yoga, qigong, meditation, martial arts, Open Focus Attention Training, and modern neuroscience.

This life-changing, 2-day course is available at the early bird rate of £98 which includes lunch & refreshments. The venue is the prestigious Crowne Plaza located in a stunning parkland setting 15 mins from Belfast city centre. You can also avail of the special, workshop inclusive, overnight rate of £210 and utilise the 4 star hotel’s swimming pool. You can also take in the famous Giants Ring, a Neolithic earthwork circle set in the middle of beautiful farmland, and the picturesque River Lagan Towpath which takes in riverside meadows and woodlands, all of which is within walking distance of the hotel and will contribute to what promises to be a relaxing, informative, and healing retreat.

About the Teachers:

Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor in psychiatry, New York Medical College, graduate Harvard Medical School and Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, practices Integrative Psychiatry and serves on the APA CAIM task force and the American Botanical Council board. She researches mind-body practices for stress, anxiety, PTSD, and mass disasters. She and Dr. Richard P. Brown teach Breath-Body-Mind and co-authored Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD, The Healing Power of the Breath, and with Dr. Phillip Muskin How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health, and Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice (American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2017).

Richard P. Brown, MD, associate clinical professor in psychiatry at Columbia University, graduate of Columbia University Medical College and Cornell University Psychiatry Residency and Psychobiology/Psychopharmacology fellowship, lectures internationally and co-authored over 100 scientific articles, chapters and award-winning books. His neurophysiological theory, exploring effects of yoga breathing in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD and stress-related medical conditions, has been validated in clinical trials. A certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan), yoga, Qigong, and meditation, he provides Breath-Body-Mind programs for healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, mass disaster survivors, first responders, veterans, school teachers, and patients with psychiatric and medical conditions.

Book tickets now: https://actiontrauma.com/event/breath-body-mind-conference/


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training - Level 1

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

30th October 2019 - 3rd November, 2019 10 am - 5 pm

Central London TBD London United Kingdom

Breath-Body-Mind™ Level-1 Teacher Training, designed by world-renowned psychiatrists Drs. Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, is an intensive program that provides the basic tools for teaching simple but powerful breathing, movement, visualisation and relaxation practices for working with physical and mental health populations. Breath-Body-Mind™ practices can be incorporated into many different work settings by a wide range of care providers from classroom teachers to disaster relief workers to mental health professionals and yoga therapists.

Dr. Brown, Dr. Gerbarg and their assistants take you through rounds and teaching sequences. You will practice teaching with partners while course faculty monitor and provide feedback to improve your skills. Small group processes help increase awareness and insight.

What you will learn about:

  • The neuroscience and neuropsychology of breathing exercises

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

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

  • How to adapt BBM practices for special groups: children, veterans, trauma survivors, elderly, and medically-ill clients

  • How to integrate work into health services

Course materials included: 1 BBM Manual, 1 Practice CD

Please note, attendees must have previously completed the Breath-Body-Mind™ Workshop to be eligible for this training.

Cost: £600

Early Bird rate of £500 until 30th June.

Register at https://themindedinstitute.com/events/breath-body-mind-teacher-training-level-1/