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Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training, Level 2

For students who have completed Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training, Level 1. Scholarship eligible.

In this second part of a three-level teacher training, 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 skills developed in this training include the teaching of

  • Resistance breathing (Ocean Breath)
  • “Ha” Breath in three forms
  • Advanced breath moving
  • Body scan
  • Qigong movements
  • The Four Golden Wheels
  • The great harmonizer of the breath
  • 4-4-6-2 breathing
  • Guided meditation
  • Techniques for working with children.

Increase the understanding of the neurophysiological effects of voluntarily regulated breathing practices on emotion regulation, bonding, and cognitive function. Practice individual and group teaching while faculty observe and offer suggestions for improvement. Attention is given to tone of voice, pacing, accuracy of instruction, and trauma sensitivity. Participants report on their teaching experiences since Level-1 training.

Required reading Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath.

Recommended reading Richard P. Brown, Patricia Gerbarg, Non-drug Treatments for ADHD; and Philip R. Muskin, How to Use Herbs, Nutrients & Yoga in Mental Health.

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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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