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Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training, Level 1

For healthcare 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 healthcare 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.

This teacher training offers

  • 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 Tuition includes a manual and CD. Wear comfortable clothing for yoga and qigong.

Prerequisite Completion a 1 or 2-day Breath-Body-Mind workshop and regular practice of Coherent Breathing (20 minutes per day, 5–7 days per week) To fulfill this prerequisite, find BBM Workshops on the schedule page of Workshop tab at Breath-Body-Mind.com.

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 2-Bells 60 minute track, available from coherence.com. Please purchase prior to the program and bring with you for practice.

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).

Tuition $741; plus room and meals. Call to register.

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Richard P. Brown, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, gives more than 100 lectures and courses every year.

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Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, practices Integrative Psychiatry, combining standard and complementary treatments.

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Dehanna Rice-Inkles, RPP, CH, is a registered polarity practitioner and certified hypnotherapist with 20 years of experience teaching energy-based modalities...

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Ann Fleuchaus, BFA, CMT, is a healing practitioner and teacher living and working in New York City whose classes include Breath-Body-Mind practices, yoga, and meditation.

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