Breath, Body, Mind Teacher Training, Level 1

Cutting-Edge Solutions for PTSD

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Train in one of the most effective approaches available for addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the emotional impact caused by traumatic events.

Developed by medical doctors Richard P. Brown, MD, and Patricia Gerbarg, MD, the Breath, Body, Mind program integrates ancient and modern trauma-sensitive techniques to rapidly balance stress-response systems. Breath, Body, Mind has been used with proven benefits for health-care 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.

Dive deep into learning and practice in this engaging experiential training. You will learn:

  • Movement, breathing, and meditation practices for your own self-care and to teach others for their own healing and empowerment
  • Evidence-based support from neurophysiology research and clinical studies
  • Unique techniques to calm central fear-processing networks and reduce physical and/or psychological symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • How to work in military settings and with children.

As a result of this training, you will be able to offer tools that support emotional well-being—tools that lead to improved mental focus, energy, productivity, sleep, empathy, connectedness, and joy.

In addition, Breath, Body, Mind training complements other mind-body programs, enhancing transformation, the experience of meditation, and the development of stress resilience.

 

Professional Development - Mindfulness Teacher Trainings

Patricia Gerbarg, Richard Brown

July 16-21, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
CE Credits available

$625 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Train in one of the most effective approaches available for addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the emotional impact caused by traumatic events.

Developed by medical doctors Richard P. Brown, MD, and Patricia Gerbarg, MD, the Breath, Body, Mind program integrates ancient and modern trauma-sensitive techniques to rapidly balance stress-response systems. Breath, Body, Mind has been used with proven benefits for health-care 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.

Dive deep into learning and practice in this engaging experiential training. You will learn:

  • Movement, breathing, and meditation practices for your own self-care and to teach others for their own healing and empowerment
  • Evidence-based support from neurophysiology research and clinical studies
  • Unique techniques to calm central fear-processing networks and reduce physical and/or psychological symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • How to work in military settings and with children.

As a result of this training, you will be able to offer tools that support emotional well-being—tools that lead to improved mental focus, energy, productivity, sleep, empathy, connectedness, and joy.

In addition, Breath, Body, Mind training complements other mind-body programs, enhancing transformation, the experience of meditation, and the development of stress resilience.

 

Faculty Bio

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Patricia Gerbarg

Patricia Gerbarg is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College. She coauthored, with her husband, Dr. Richard Brown, Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians, winner of Nautilus Books Health and Healing Gold Award 2013, Independent Publisher Psychology and Mental Health Gold Award 2012, and National Indie Book Gold Award in Psychiatry 2013.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gerbarg completed her psychiatry residency at Beth Israel Hospital and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, and practices integrative psychiatry, combining standard and complementary treatments. Her research focuses on mind-body practices for anxiety, depression, veterans, mass disasters survivors, and stress-related medical conditions.

Dr. Gerbarg is currently working with members of the mental-health and education communities of Elmira, New York, to integrate breath-body-mind practices into programs for children and adults. She consults on numerous research projects, writes scientific articles, chapters, and award-winning books, and edits books on complementary and integrative treatments.

 

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Richard Brown

Richard P. Brown is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. He coauthored, with his wife, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians, winner of Nautilus Books Health and Healing Gold Award 2013, Independent Publisher Psychology and Mental Health Gold Award 2012, and National Indie Book Gold Award in Psychiatry 2013.

Dr. Brown gives over 100 lectures each year and has published more than 100 scientific articles, books, and chapters. A certified teacher of aikido, yoga, qigong, and Open Focus Meditation, he develops mind-body programs that help improve symptoms of stress, pain, anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, and stress-related medical conditions.

Dr. Brown completed his medical degree at Columbia University, psychiatry residency and fellowship in psychobiology and psychopharmacology at Cornell University Medical College. He specializes in integrative psychiatry, combining the best standard treatments with supplements and mind-body practices.

 

Why Attend

  • Expand your confidence and expertise by developing practical skills for reducing the symptoms of PTSD with a variety of populations who can benefit from a specialized approach.

  • Enhance your own self-care practices so you can maintain deep life-work balance and be most effective in skillfully meeting the needs of others.

  • Get inspired to add a new dimension to your professional life by expanding what you can offer and who can benefit from your new knowledge and experience.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    Students must have completed one Breath, Body, Mind workshop and practice the techniques, or have permission of the instructor. Email Patricia Gerbarg at pgerbarg@aol.com for information about obtaining permission.

  • Experience Level

    For health-care professionals, therapists, yoga teachers, schoolteachers, military members, and disaster-relief workers.

  • What to Wear

    Wear comfortable clothing for yoga and qigong.

  • Recommended Reading

    Required reading

    The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions (book and CD set, Shambala), by Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg

    Required listening: Respire-1 CD and the 2 Bells & Chime For Hatha Yoga Practice mp3 at coherence.com

    Recommended Reading

    Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults and Clinicians, by Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg

    How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care, by Richard P. Brown, Patricia Gerbarg, and Phillip R. Muskin,

  • Special Details

    Tuition includes a manual.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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