Serving Those Who Serve

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

Sept.14, 2019 from 10 am to 6 pm

Sept.15, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm

Fairfield Inn, Manhattan

Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg volunteer their time teaching advanced breath techniques and meditation to help stressed and traumatized people regain energy, good sleep and peace of mind. This work integrates mind-body-spirit techniques from the yoga and martial arts Dr. Brown teaches. Dr. Brown feels that "To be able to transform so many peoples' lives in a short workshop has been a special blessing for me. I especially enjoy helping 9/11 responders, the military, and veterans recover their lives."

In the last few years Dr. Brown has taught workshops in Rwanda, in Europe with Middle Eastern refugees, at the US Marine base in Camp Pendleton, CA, as well as for the 10th Mountain Division, the armed forces unit which was deployed the most to Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, Breath-Body-Mind techniques are being used to help at-risk children in the US and traumatized refugee children in the Bangladesh.

Research has shown that extraordinary breathing techniques, like those taught by Dr. Brown, effectively relieve stress and improve energy, mental focus, heart and lung function and endurance. The benefits have been demonstrated in health care practitioners, individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions, and victims of terrorism, war and natural disasters. Many people who have worked with Dr. Brown say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined that something so simple would have been so powerful and helpful.

Secure your place by registering early: www.STWS.org

Fees: $300 for the general public, $200 for caregiver/healers, $150 for students, $75 for the 9/11 community, refugees, people affected by Hurricane Sandy, Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans.

For anyone who has taken the workshop before from the general public or as a caregiver/healer we are offering you the workshop at a 33% discount.

More details: https://www.stws.org/breathworkshop.htm


Breath-Body-Mind Workshop for Transformation

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

Friday, September 27- Saturday, September 28, 2019

9:00 am to 4:40 pm

Multi-Faith Centre/Koffler House (569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto)

The Breath-Body-Mind approach has been praised by Daniel J. Siegel as “the essential skills we need to bring health into our lives”. Drs. Gerbarg and Brown, the creators of this approach, offer a unique fusion of evidence-based techniques drawn from yoga, qigong, meditation, martial arts, Open Focus Attention Training, polyvagal theory and neuroscience.

The Breath-Body-Mind approach is designed to activate mind-body communication pathways, raise energy, regulate mood, enhance performance and help dissolve pain. You will learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus and performance. You will also learn mindfulness of breath and small-group processes to help enhance awareness of internal changes. All exercises and gentle movements can be done in an office environment, standing or sitting.

This approach has treated 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. Videos will illustrate research and outcomes of applying Breath-Body-Mind while supporting survivors of international disasters and humanitarian crises such as the 2004 Southeast Tsunami in Asia, 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and the Gulf Horizon oil spill.

This training is relevant for health care providers who wish to improve stress, resilience, health and well-being such as psychologists, therapists, nurses, doctors, yoga teachers, schoolteachers and first responders. It fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 teacher training.

You Will Learn:

  • Balance and strengthen stress response systems

  • Reduce anxiety, insomnia, depression and symptoms of trauma

  • Improve emotion self-regulation

  • Activate capacities for relationships, connectedness, compassion and empathy

  • Improve cardio-respiratory function

  • Sharpen mental focus for improved academic and work performance

  • Enhance performance in the arts and in sports

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Patricia Gerbarg, MD, is Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at New York Medical College. She practises 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 Brown teach Breath-Body-Mind and co-authored Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD and The Healing Power of the Breath.

Richard Brown, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University. He lectures internationally and has 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 supported by clinical trials. He is a teacher of aikido, yoga, qigong, and meditation.

Register at: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/breath-body-mind/?utm_source=BBM&utm_medium=Website&utm_campaign=BreathBodyMindFall2019

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7th Annual Chemung County Art of Self-Regulation Conference Level 2

Sept. 27th - 28th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sept. 29th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Park Church, 208 West Gray St., Elmira, NY

Instructors: Local Breath-Body-Mind™ Level III Trainers

Designed for staff working with youth in school settings.

With the completion of Level 2 participants will advance in their skills allowing them to:

·    Teach the basic Breath-Body-Mind™ techniques to individuals and small groups

·    Assist at Breath-Body-Mind™ Workshops

Breath-Body-Mind™ teaches simple movements, breathing and relaxation methods that can be used anywhere, including at home, in medical and healthcare settings, or in school...to feel calmer and more focused.

Emotion dysregulation, attention disorders, and behavioral problems have a negative impact on academic and social development. Healthcare providers need new tools to help individuals of all ages overcome the effects of stress, overstimulation, and trauma.

By actively participating in this series of conferences, attendees will learn:

·    The scientific basis for the effects of Breath-Body-Mind™

·    Techniques to rapidly balance the stress response system and improve emotion regulation, cognitive function, and behavior

·    Experience Breath-Body-Mind™ techniques for personal stress reduction

·    How to apply Breath-Body-Mind™ techniques in working in educational and clinical settings.

Recommended Reading:

·    The Healing Power of the Breath

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

·    Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD

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

·    (WW Norton) Winner Gold Medal Nautilus 2013 Book Award

Early Registration (until 9/06/19) $325; Late Registration after 9/06/19) $350

Social Work CEU's-15 hours per class ($30 cost per class)

Contact: Martha Benedict 607-425-8432

Crow calls, Inc., 48 Benedict Blvd., Elmira, NY 14903


Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Oct. 3 and 4, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff Manor, NY

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.  You will learn to:

  • Renew your energy and increase your stress resilience

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

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities essential to connection at work and at home

The workshop will be led by Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, recognized pioneers in evidence-based integrative medicine. This introductory workshop is appropriate for both service providers and the general public. 

NOTE: The workshop is a prerequisite to the BREATH-BODY-MIND™ Level-1 Teacher Training that prepares individuals to teach trauma-sensitive BREATH-BODY-MIND™ practices safely and effectively to clients. 

This training is offered by the Westchester Library System in support of the Westchester Resilience Coalition.   It is a response to requests of the Resilience Coalition for specific skills to build personal and community resilience. Invitees include social service providers, health care and wellness practitioners, educators, librarians, community organizers, and members of the public interested in enhancing personal and community resilience.

Register at: https://conversations.westchesterlibraries.org/new-body-breath-mind-workshop/


Intergenerational Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences

Ireland-Two-Day Conference with Keynote Speakers Including:

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

Oct. 22 and 23, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm

Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, Ireland

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!

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


Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Course

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

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

Crowne Plaze, Belfast, Ireland

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 Workshop

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

Oct. 27 and 28, 2019 from 10 am to 6 pm

Central London TBD London United Kingdom

Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, pioneers of Integrative Mental Health, offer their groundbreaking Breath-Body-Mind™ workshop.

Discover a unique fusion of techniques drawn from qigong, yoga, Buddhist meditation, Orthodox Christian monks, martial arts, Open Focus Attention Training, and modern neuroscience, designed to activate communication pathways between the mind and the body, raise energy levels, regulate mood, enhance performance, reduce inflammation, dissolve pain, and enhance the sense of connection to oneself and others.

This Breath-Body-Mind™ workshop fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind™ Level-1 teacher training, to be given from the 30th October to 3rd November. The workshop is also a great refresher for those who already have the prerequisite qualifications.

What the training will cover:

Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg share a unique blend of mind-body practices—breathing, tapping, movement, and sound healing. Slide and videoclip presentations highlight their scientific research and humanitarian projects serving survivors of the 2004 Southeast Asian Tsunami, military combat veterans, 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Gulf Horizon oil spill, war and slavery in South Sudan, genocide in Uganda and Rwanda, Middle East refugees, and Rohingya child refugees in Bangladesh.

Dr. Brown guides participants through rounds of movement with VRBPs, including Coherent Breathing and Breath Moving. The gentle movements can be done standing or sitting and are suitable for adults and children. Awareness and mindfulness of breath and changes in mental and physical states are cultivated. Attendees enhance learning by participation in group processes.

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

Who is the training for?

This 2-day workshop is for anyone wishing to learn how to improve stress resilience, relieve physical or emotional symptoms of stress or trauma, or simply to improve health and well-being.

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.

Cost: £300

Early Bird rate of £250 until 30th June.

Register at: https://themindedinstitute.com/events/breath-body-mind-for-professionals-workshop/


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training - Level 1

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

Oct. 30, 2019 - Nov. 3, 2019 from 10 am to 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/

 

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