Workshops and Lectures

Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1

Richard P. Brown, MD and Patricia Gerbarg, MD

July 16 - 21, 2017

Multiversity, Santa Cruz, CA.

www.1440.org/

The first Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training on the West Coast.

For health-care professionals, therapists, yoga teachers, school teachers, military, and disaster relief workers. Breath~Body~Mind integrates ancient and modern trauma-sensitive techniques to rapidly balance stress-response systems for self-care and healing others. Developed by medical doctors Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, Breath~Body~Mind has proven benefits for health-care professionals, patients, military veterans, and survivors of mass disasters, including the Asia tsunami, 9/11, the Gulf oil spill, the Rwanda genocide, and slavery in Sudan.

Training and results include:

• Movement, breathing, meditation, practice-teaching, neurophysiology, research, and clinical issues
• Unique techniques to calm central fear-processing networks and reduce physical/psychological symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder.
• Modules on working in military settings and on working with children
• Improved mental focus, energy, productivity, sleep, empathy, connectedness, and joy.
• Breath~Body~Mind complements other mind-body programs, enhancing well-being, meditation, and transformation.

Prerequisite Completion of one Breath~Body~Mind workshop and practicing the techniques, or permission of the instructor. Please e-mail Patricia Gerbarg at pgerbarg@aol.com for information about obtaining permission.

Required reading Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions (book and CD set, Shambala).

Required listening Respire-1 CD 2-Bells Chime Track available from coherence.com. Purchased or download before attending this course at www.Coherence.com

Recommended reading Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults and Clinicians (Norton); Richard P. Brown, Patricia Gerbarg, and Phillip R. Muskin, How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (Norton).


Natural Treatments for ADHD - Emotional Regulation and Learning with Breath-Body-Mind

Richard P. Brown, MD and Patricia Gerbarg, MD

July 21 - 23, 2017

Multiversity, Santa Cruz, CA

www.1440.org/

For educators without prior yoga training, health-care professionals, and yoga teachers.

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of children with ADHD? Take home a toolkit of proven practices to create a compassionate environment and relieve behavioral, social, and emotional disorders for children, including at-risk youth. Interweaving experiential and didactic sessions, this program is for everyone seeking to improve well-being for youth in K–12, military families and hospitalized children, and disaster survivors.

ADHD is not just a disorder of attention and hyperactivity. It also involves social interactions, bodily awareness, anxiety, reward systems and numerous co-occurring learning disabilities. Recent research is shedding light on the role of polymorphisms (genetic variants) that help explain some of the variability in medication responsiveness and nutritional sensitivities. Brain studies showing differences in activation of neural networks are being used to improve the effectiveness of neurofeedback. Dr. Brown will review some of this important research and discuss the use of evidence-based herbs, nutrients, mind-body approaches, neurofeedback and mild brain stimulation treatments.

Summarize scientific evidence that supports the use of specific breath practices in alleviating symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Review non-drug treatments for ADHD, including herbs, nutrients, mind-body practices.

Discuss the effects of breath practices on emotion regulation and bonding

Utilize breathing and movement techniques to reduce your own stress.

Identify breathing and movement techniques that are beneficial for children in classroom, after school, clinical and hospital settings.

Learn how to integrate Breath-Body-Mind into your community.

Required reading - RP Brown and PL Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD. Recommended - RP Brown and PL Gerbarg, Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians.


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1

Richard P. Brown & Patricia L. Gerbarg

August 27, 2017 - September 1, 2017

Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, MA

For health-care professionals, therapists, yoga teachers, school teachers, military, and disaster relief workers. Breath-Body-Mind integrates ancient and modern trauma-sensitive techniques to rapidly balance stress-response systems for self-care and healing others. Developed by medical doctors Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, Breath-Body-Mind has proven benefits for health-care professionals, patients, military veterans, and survivors of mass disasters, including the Asia tsunami, 9/11, the Gulf oil spill, the Rwanda genocide, and slavery in Sudan. Training includes:

• Movement, breathing, meditation, practice-teaching, neurophysiology, research, and clinical issues
• Unique techniques to calm central fear-processing networks and reduce physical/psychological symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder
• Modules on working in military settings and on working with children
• Improved mental focus, energy, productivity, sleep, empathy, connectedness, and joy

Breath-Body-Mind complements other mind-body programs, enhancing well-being, meditation, and transformation.

Note: CEUs available – Contact Kripalu
Tuition includes a manual and CD. Wear comfortable clothing for yoga and qigong.

Prerequisite Completion of one Breath~Body~Mind workshop and practicing the techniques, or permission of the instructor. Please e-mail Patricia Gerbarg at pgerbarg@aol.com for information about obtaining permission.

Required reading prior to this training: Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions (book and CD set, Shambhala). Also Available on Amazon.com.


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-3

Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg

August 27, 2017 - September 01, 2017

Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, MA

Develop skills to become leaders in training others. For health-care professionals, yoga teachers, schoolteachers, military, and disaster relief workers.

Level-3 candidates attend Level-1 Teacher Training and learn how to train others to teach B-B-M practices, plan and run workshops, explain scientific principles, and create resource materials. Level-3s learn more advanced healing techniques and the use of breathwork in psychotherapy.  

Prerequisites:

• Completion of Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-2
• Regular practice of Coherent Breathing and other techniques (at least 20 minutes a day 5- 7 days per week).
• Experience teaching Coherent Breathing and other BBM techniques.


Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia Gerbarg, MD

October 7 - 8, 2017

Saturday 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday 9 am - noon
Holiday Inn Express 2666 Corning Rd. Horseheads, NY, 14845

Breath-Body-Mind teaches simple movements, breathing and relaxation methods that can be used anywhere, including at home, in school, at work, and in medical and healthcare settings... to feel calmer and more focused. Scientifically based Breath-Body-Mind techniques rapidly balance the stress response system and improve emotion regulation, brain function, and personal relationships.

This workshop combines gentle movement and unique breathing methods to start a process of:


  • Increased energy and stress resilience

  • Less anxiety, better sleep, calmer mind

  • Better heart and lung function

  • Recovery from negative life experiences

  • More connectedness and compassion



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).

Information & Registration: Martha Benedict 607-425-8432


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-2 Parts A and B

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

Part A: October 6 - 8, 2017 and Part B: November 10 - 12, 2017

Elmira, NY

Click to download brochure with application

For students who have completed Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training, Level 1


In this second part of the three-level teacher training sequence, you build on skills gained in Level 1 and learn to teach additional techniques for stress, anxiety disorders, PTSD, military trauma, post-disaster, depression, ADHD, physical limitations, and stress-related medical conditions. Specific methods of teaching to be mastered in this training include:

• Resistance breathing • “Ha” breath • The Great Harmonizer of the Breath
• Qigong movements • The Four Golden Wheels • 4-4-6-2 breathing
• Advanced breath moving • Body scan • Guided meditation

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 to tone of voice, pacing, accuracy of instruction, and trauma sensitivity. Participants report on teaching experiences since Level-1 training.

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

• Assist others in Breath~Body~Mind techniques taught in the Introductory Level
• 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

PHYSICIANS
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd., and the Chemung County Department of Mental Hygiene. The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. designates this CME journal for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.