29th June 2020 - 3rd July 2020
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Breath-Body-Mind™ Teacher Training Level 1
Prerequisite: Completion of a 2-day Breath-Body-Mind™ Introductory workshop and regular practice of Coherent Breathing (20 minutes per day, 5–7 days per week)
Breath-Body-Mind™ Workshop: 27th – 28th June 2020
Following the success of 2019’s Breath-Body-MindTM workshop and training, we are delighted to welcome back Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, pioneers of Integrative Mental Health, to offer their ground-breaking Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level 1.
This training is aimed healthcare professionals, therapists, yoga teachers, school teachers, military, and disaster relief workers – who meet the above course prerequisite.
Benefits of Breath-Body-MindTM have been shown for health care practitioners, individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions, at-risk children, veterans, active duty military, research studies, and survivors of disasters.
Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg have provided bi-annual Breath-Body-MindTM programs for relief of psychological and physical symptoms related to the 2001 World Trade Center attack for the past 15 years. Thousands of people have benefited, including First Responders, healthcare providers, tower escapees, area residents, volunteers, Ground Zero Workers, and families. Their programs have also been highly beneficial for survivors of the Southeast Asian Tsunami (2004), the Gulf Horizon oil spill, and survivors of war, human trafficking, slavery, genocide and abuse in South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria (the Chibok girls who survived captivity by the Boco Haram), Middle East refugees in Berlin shelters, and Bangladesh (Rohingya refugee children).
About the training;
In this first part of the three-level teacher training sequence, you learn to teach the core BBM techniques for stress, anxiety disorders, PTSD, military trauma, post-disaster, depression, ADHD, and stress-related medical conditions. Specific methods taught in this program include;
- “Ha” breath, coherent breathing, breath moving, and 4-4-6-2 breathing
- The Four Golden Wheels
- Body scan, Guided meditation/relaxation
- Trauma sensitive teaching
- Introduction to BBM for Children
- Precautions in teaching individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions
- Introduction to Integrating Breath Practices with other therapies
- Increase understanding of neurophysiological effects of voluntarily regulated breathing practices on emotion regulation, bonding, and cognitive function. Practice teaching while faculty observe and offer suggestions for improvement. Attention is given to creating a safe container, tone of voice, pacing, accuracy of instruction, and trauma sensitivity.
With the completion of Level-I Teacher Training participants acquire the skills to:
- Teach the core BBM practices to individuals
- Assist others in teaching Breath-Body-Mind Workshops at the Introductory Level
- Conduct follow-up session for those seeking ongoing practice
- Offer further guidance to beginners in these techniques of self-regulation
- Help develop programs in their communities and workplaces
Breath-Body-Mind Workshops and Courses have been accredited for CME and CEU for over 10 years by The American Psychiatric Association, The New York State Department of Mental Health, the Society of Clinical Social Workers -Westchester County Division, Albany Medical Center, and other medical centers and academic institutions.
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)
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Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor in psychiatry, New York Medical College, graduate Harvard Medical School and Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, practices Integrative Psychiatry and serves on the APA CAIM task force and the American Botanical Council board. She researches mind-body practices for stress, anxiety, PTSD, and mass disasters. She and Dr. Richard P. Brown teach Breath-Body-Mind and co-authored Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD, The Healing Power of the Breath, and with Dr. Phillip Muskin How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health, and Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice (American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2017).
Richard P. Brown, MD, associate clinical professor in psychiatry at Columbia University, graduate of Columbia University Medical College and Cornell University Psychiatry Residency and Psychobiology/Psychopharmacology fellowship, lectures internationally and co-authored over 100 scientific articles, chapters and award-winning books. His neurophysiological theory, exploring effects of yoga breathing in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD and stress-related medical conditions, has been validated in clinical trials. A certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan), yoga, Qigong, and meditation, he provides Breath-Body-Mind programs for healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, mass disaster survivors, first responders, veterans, school teachers, and patients with psychiatric and medical conditions.