Breath, Body, Mind Teacher Training, Level 1

Cutting-Edge Solutions for PTSD

Patricia Gerbarg, Richard Brown

July 16-21, 2017

Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

See below for
accommodation rates.


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.


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 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

    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.

Program Faculty

patricia-gerbarg-350x400Patricia Gerbarg

Patricia Gerbarg is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College. She coauthored, with her husband, Dr. Richard Brown,…


brown_richard_hcsRichard Brown

Richard P. Brown is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. He coauthored, with his wife, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, Non-Drug…



Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:

Pod: $700
Standard single: from $875
Standard double: from $800
Traditional: from $950
Suite: from $1,650

Taxes apply.

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