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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 (BBM) 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 L. Gerbarg, BBM has proven benefits for healthcare professionals, patients, military, veterans, and survivors of mass disasters, including the Asia tsunami, 9/11, Gulf oil spill, Rwanda genocide, and slavery in Sudan. BBM programs help children recover from stress and trauma, learn emotion self-regulation, and improve mental focus and learning in both the United States and in Bangladesh (Rohingya refugee children).

This 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 of 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 at Breath-Body-Mind.com on the schedule page of the workshop tab.

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 + CD and e-Book).

Required listening Coherence 2 Bells 60-minute MP3 track, available at iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Please purchase prior to the program.

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

TUITION $746 + housing.

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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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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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