Workshops and Lectures

Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia Gerbarg, MD

March 9-10, 2018 - Friday 9 am – 5 pm & Saturday 9 am - noon

Elmira, NY

Save the dates. Details to follow.

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



Learn more about this groundbreaking work at breath-body-mind.com.

Suitable for everyone for reducing personal stress and improving well-being. Healthcare workers will be introduced to techniques that can be used in clinical work. Educators will learn about how these techniques are being used for children. This workshop fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training.

Rounds of gentle movement, Coherent Breathing, and Open Focus Meditation followed by brief interactive processes will open your mind-body-spirit to new possibilities.

Participants are encouraged to dress in layers. Bring a blanket, water bottle, yoga-style mat (if you have one), and pillow (to feel comfortable lying on the floor). Please do not wear perfume.

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

This workshop fulfills the requirements for Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Teacher Training

Information & Registration: Martha Benedict 607-425-8432


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1 Parts A and B

Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg
Chemung County Breathe and Heal Conference

Part A: March 9 - 11, 2018 and Part B: April 20 - 22, 2018

Elmira, NY

Save the dates. Details to follow.

For students who have completed 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, breath moving, resistance breathing, 4-4-6-2 breathing

  • The Four Golden Wheels

  • Body scan, Guided meditation/relaxation



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



Contact: Martha Benedict 607-425-8432
Crow Calls, 48 Benedict Blvd., Elmira, NY 14903

Approved for CEU and CME: 15 Credits Each Weekend - Total 30 CEU/CME

Chemung County Department of Mental Hygiene is a recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0427.

SOCIAL WORKERS Chemung County Department of Mental Hygiene is a recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0427.

PSYCHOLOGISTS American Psychological Association

The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Hatherleigh maintains responsibility for the program.

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. Programs for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified on the Website. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Our NBCC provider number is #5448.


Breath-Body-Mind for Transformation Introductory Workshop at Kripalu Yoga Center

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia Gerbarg, MD

March 16-18, 2018 - Friday 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Saturday 8 am – 5 pm. & Sunday 9 am - noon

Kripalu Yoga Center, Stockbridge, MA, 01262

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



Learn more about this groundbreaking work at breath-body-mind.com.

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

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

Note Tuition includes a manual and the Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Practice CD. Dress in casual layers and eat lightly before opening night.

Recommended 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
CEUs Available.


Breath-Body-Mind for Spring

Dr. Richard P. Brown & Dr. Patricia Gerbarg join Nina Smiley in the Spring Yoga Program

April 28, 2018

Mohonk Mountain House Resort and Spa
New Paltz, NY

Save the date. Details to follow.

Saturday morning enjoy 2 hours of Breath-Body-Mind

Information & registration: www.Mohonk.com or (855) 883 -3798


American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

D. Richard P. Brown & Dr. Patricia Gerbarg

May 5 – 9, 2018

Manhattan, NY

Full-day Course: Mind-Body Practices for Relief of Stress, Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Mass Disasters, and Military Stress

Information, Conference Schedule & Registration: Psych.org
CME and CEU Accredited


Breath-Body-Mind for Relief of Stress and Trauma

June 15, 2018 - 10 AM – 4 PM

The Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

Information and Registration: www.ackerman.org or (212) 879-4900


Breath-Body-Mind for Transformation Introductory Workshop at Kripalu Yoga Center

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia Gerbarg, MD

June 29 – July 1, 2018 - Friday 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Saturday 8 am – 5 pm. & Sunday 9 am - noon

Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, MA

Learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood and mental focus. These benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, health-care practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Many people who have practiced these techniques say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined something so simple could be so powerful and helpful. This program 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 Tuition includes a manual and the Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Practice CD. Dress in casual layers and eat lightly before opening night. Please do not wear perfume.

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

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


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1

July 29 – August 3, 2018

Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, MA

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



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 Level-3 Teacher Training

July 29 – August 3, 2018

Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, MA

For students who have completed a 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 training Breath-Body-Mind teachers up to Level-1.


  • “Ha” breath, breath moving, resistance breathing, 4-4-6-2 breathing, 4-4 breathing

  • The Four Golden Wheels

  • The Great Harmonizer of the Breath

  • Body scan, Guided meditation/relaxation



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

Sr. 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 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

  • Train 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