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July 27–August 1, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Breath~Body~Mind© Teacher Training, Level 1

Richard P. Brown, Patricia Gerbarg, Heather Mason, and Joy Bennett
Richard P. Brown

Richard P. Brown, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, gives more than 200 lectures and courses every year. Coauthor of more than 90…
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Patricia Gerbarg

Patricia Gerbarg, MD, assistant professor in psychiatry at New York Medical College, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. She practices Integrative Psychiatry, combining standard and complementary treatments. Her research…
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Heather Mason

Heather Mason, RYT 500, MA, is founder of the Minded Institute and a leader in the field of yoga therapy for mental health. A yoga therapist and psychotherapist, she holds a master’s degree in Buddhist…
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Joy Bennett

Joy Bennett, E-RYT 500, is the founder and director of two Joyful Breath Yoga Therapy centers, in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. As a yoga therapist specializing in mood management and trauma-sensitive movement, Joy has extensive…
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Program Details

For health-care professionals, therapists, yoga teachers, and schoolteachers working with stressed and traumatized populations.

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, and posttraumatic 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 Tuition includes a manual and CDs. 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 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).

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).

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 31 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $30 additional charge
  • 31 credits for Certified Counselors (NBCC), $30 additional charge
  • 31 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 34 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
  • 31 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge