Online Program

Breath-Body-Mind Fundamentals Practices for Stress Management, Personal Development, and Resilience


Breath-Body-Mind™ (BBM) integrates ancient and modern trauma-sensitive techniques to rapidly balance stress-response systems for self-care and healing others. Developed by Integrative Psychiatrists, Richard P. Brown, MD and Patricia Gerbarg, MD, BBM has proven benefits—for healthcare professionals, patients, veterans, and child and adult survivors of mass disasters—and has been shown to increase resilience and reduce the effects of stress.  

Join Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg, along with other senior BBM teachers, for an online experience designed to help you relieve stress and enhance your physical and mental health. Through gentle movement, breathing, and music, you will: 

  • Learn simple, trauma-sensitive, breath-centered techniques.
  • Discover how these are used for personal development, clinical practice, medical settings, schools, disaster recovery, and more. 
  • Practice breathwork including coherent breathing, Sky and Earth, Painting the Waterfall, and The Great Harmonizer of the Breath. 
  • Participate in small group processes.
Dr. Gerbarg discusses research—studies of anxiety, PTSD, COVID stress, bowel disease, and everyday stress—on how breath techniques, combined with other practices, lead to significant rapid improvements in psychological and physical well-being, sympathetic-parasympathetic balance, emotion regulation, and symptom resolution in a wide range of conditions. She presents new developments in BBM disaster relief in Ukraine, Israel, Turkey, Rwanda, and other places. Learn more about this groundbreaking work at
NOTE This program is open to all. Participants who attend all sessions will receive a Breath-Body-Mind certificate of completion.
For those interested in becoming BBM instructors, this program plus 6 weekly 45-60 minute BBM practice sessions will fulfill the prerequisite for attending BBM Instructor Training L-1.  For information and registration for 6 practice sessions contact
We strongly advise participants to keep their cameras on during all sessions to allow BBM teachers to monitor and provide additional instructions that will help optimize each person’s breathing practices to gain the greatest benefits.

We request your 100% focus on learning by immersing yourself in this course. Please avoid multi-tasking and minimize interruptions.

Requirements to qualify for BBM Level-1 Instructor Training:

  • complete this 12-hour Fundamentals Course
  • attend all parts of the Fundamentals Course and keep your camera on during all sessions
  • complete 6 BBM 45-60 minute weekly practice sessions
Recommended 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 + CD and E-Book at Amazon or
Recommended listening Coherence 2 Bells 60-minute MP3 track, available from iTunes, Spotify,, Amazon.
NOTE You will have access to the video recording(s) for 30 days after the program ends. All recordings will be available within 72 hours of the end of each session. 

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
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Professional Training


Richard P. Brown, MD, is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and a certified teacher of aikido, qigong, yoga, and meditation.

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Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, researches the efficacy of mind-body practices for post-traumatic stress disorders and depression.

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