Workshops and Lectures

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

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

Part A: March 3 - 5, 2017 and Part B: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Elmira, NY

Click to download brochure with application
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. Breath-Body-Mind teaches simple movements, breathing and relaxation methods that can be used in a variety of settings including, at home, and in medical setting or a classroom to feel calmer and more focused. Dr. Brown & Dr. Gerbarg will review scientific studies demonstrating that B-B-M practices improve emotion regulation, stress resiliency, anxiety, PTSD, attention, cognitive function, and behavior. They will also guide attendees through experiential learning of the practices. 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 with all populations in educational and clinical settings

With the completion of Level’s I and II participants 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

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

The NYS Education’s Office of the State Board of Social Work approves each 3-day weekend workshop for 15 CEUs (Total for all 4 weekends is 60 CEUs). Approval for CMEs is in process.
a. Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Teacher Training
Fifth Annual Chemung County Breathe and Heal Conference

Part A: March 3 - 5, 2017 and Part B: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017

b. Breath-Body-Mind Level-2 Teacher Training
Fifth Annual Chemung County Breathe and Heal Conference

Part A: March 3 - 5, 2017 and Part B: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017


Breath-Body-Mind Workshop for Transformation

Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg
Kripalu Yoga Center

March 17 – 19, 2017 Friday night – Sunday noon

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus, and heart and lung function. These benefits have been enjoyed by health-care practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, Lyme disease, and more. 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

Note: Tuition includes a manual and the Breath~Body~Mind Level-1 Practice CD. Prior to this workshop, we recommend daily practice of Coherent Breathing using Steve Elliot’s CD Respire-1 Coherence, available at coherence.com. Dress in casual layers; eat lightly opening night. 

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

Registration: kripalu.org/presenters-programs/breathbodymind-transformation-and-well-being


Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-2

Richard P. Brown, Patricia L. Gerbarg, and Dehanna Rice-Inkles
Kripalu Yoga Center

March 19–24, 2017 Sunday night – Friday noon

Kripalu Yoga Center, Lenox, MA.

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. Registration: www.Kripalu.org. Search presenters for Richard P. Brown.


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

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

Part A: March 3 - 5, 2017 and Part B: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Elmira, NY

Click to download brochure with application
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. Breath-Body-Mind teaches simple movements, breathing and relaxation methods that can be used in a variety of settings including, at home, and in medical setting or a classroom to feel calmer and more focused. Dr. Brown & Dr. Gerbarg will review scientific studies demonstrating that B-B-M practices improve emotion regulation, stress resiliency, anxiety, PTSD, attention, cognitive function, and behavior. They will also guide attendees through experiential learning of the practices. 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 with all populations in educational and clinical settings

With the completion of Level’s I and II participants 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

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

The NYS Education’s Office of the State Board of Social Work approves each 3-day weekend workshop for 15 CEUs (Total for all 4 weekends is 60 CEUs). Approval for CMEs is in process.
a. Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Teacher Training
Fifth Annual Chemung County Breathe and Heal Conference

Part A: March 3 - 5, 2017 and Part B: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017

b. Breath-Body-Mind Level-2 Teacher Training
Fifth Annual Chemung County Breathe and Heal Conference

Part A: March 3 - 5, 2017 and Part B: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017


Breath-Body-Mind in Concert at Mohonk Mountain House Resort

Richard P. Brown, Patricia L. Gerbarg, Zitta Zohar, Bill and Marth Benedict, Peter Einhorn, Beth Abrams, and John Carroll

April 7 - 9, 2017 Friday eve to Sunday noon

Mohonk Mountain House Resort and Spa, New Paltz, NY

Relax and enjoy a weekend at this beautiful Victorian Resort on a pristine mountain lake above New Paltz, NY. Hiking trails with stunning views and state-of-the-art spa.

April 7 - Friday evening concert with Zitta Zohar, internationally renowned pianist. Zitta Zohar’s intriguing performing and teaching activities have gained her press quotes calling her "one of the most powerful artists of our time". She has synthesized and synergized her activities as a performing musician, lecturer, conductor, producer, artist and master teacher, congruently connecting her personal vision with its expression in the indelible link of body, mind, and emotion.

Since 1997, Zitta Zohar devotes part of her time mentoring, teaching, lecturing and giving master classes. She has taught at the Taubman Institute in Amherst, at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore and currently teaches in her New York Studio. She has given lectures and Master Classes in the US, Europe and the Far East and since 2003 has addressed the World Piano Pedagogy on the issue of physical injuries among musicians, an important subject in her teaching and writings. In 2008 was appointed Visiting Professor at Kansas University. See: www.mindbodymusic.org/zitta/

She is a Level-2 Breath-Body-Mind teacher who integrates breath practices into the training of musicians. There will be a short discussion of breath practices in the training of musicians.

April 8 – Morning Breath-Body-Mind with Dr. Richard P. Brown & Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg

April 8 – Afternoon of music and movement. Bill and Marth Benedict, Founders of the Chemung County Project, provide an hour of lively audience participation, based on the Breathe and Heal program they developed for children.

April 8 – Evening Concert with Peter Einhorn and Beth Abrams – Jazz and other Genres. Peter Einhorn, guitarist / composer, His recent recordings include “Live at the Bistro”, and “For Evans’ Sake”, both released in 2004. He is featured throughout Karl Berger’s “StillPoint” with John Lindberg (N.Y. String Trio) which is internationally distributed on Sunny Moon records. His playing and composing can be heard on Ira Sullivan's "Strings Attached", on Pausa Records. Peter has performed and / or recorded with Joe Lavono, Plácido Domingo, Jimmy Cobb, Steve Swallow, David Amram, John Abercrombie, Steve Kuhn, Eddie Daniels, Roland Hanna, Walter Booker and many others. He is also a performer with the Met (Metropolitan Opera) in NYC.

Beth Abrams, vocalist, who has performed from New York City to VanCouver, Canada to Java, Indonesia. Most recently she has been singing jazz standards and performing her original music with Unicorn. She is a Level-3 Breath-Body-Mind Teacher.

April 9 – Sunday morning with John Carrol and Dr. Richard P. Brown -Imaging Your Internal Orchestra

John Carroll, intuitive healer and spiritual counselor, uses energy, light, integrative mental imagery and breath to give you an opportunity to discover your self-healing possibilities.
Can you imagine your spinal vertebrae as the keys of a piano? 

John Carroll and Dr. Brown help you find novel ways to tune and heal your mind-body-spirit.

Mark Your Calendars and Watch for Registration Details – www.Mohonk.com.


Yoga in Schools Conference

Keynotes: Patricia Gerbarg, Richard P Brown and Carla Tantillo

April 23 - 26, 2017

Kripalu, Lenox, MA
www.Kripalu.org


Mark Your Calendars and Watch for Registration Details

April 23 - May 24, 2017



Serving Those Who Serve - Breath-Body-Mind workshop for Transformation in Manhattan, NY


May 6 - 7, 2017
www.STWS.org

American Psychiatric Association Meeting, San Diego, CA


May 19 - 24, 2017
www.psych.org


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 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

The NYS Education’s Office of the State Board of Social Work approves each 3-day weekend workshop for 15 CEUs (Total for all 4 weekends is 60 CEUs). Approval for CMEs is in process.
a. Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Teacher Training
Fifth Annual Chemung County Breathe and Heal Conference

Part A: March 3 - 5, 2017 and Part B: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017


b. Breath-Body-Mind Level-2 Teacher Training
Fifth Annual Chemung County Breathe and Heal Conference

Part A: March 3 - 5, 2017 and Part B: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017