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Breath, Body, Mind Teacher Training, Level 1

Cutting-Edge Solutions for PTSD
30 CE Hours Available

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:

  • 1. Demonstrate basic Breath-Body-Mind-body practices to healthy individuals as well as those suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, trauma, PTSD, post-disaster, stress-related medical conditions, or physical pain
  • 2. Discuss precautions, safety measures, and methods to manage potential problems that may arise in the teaching of these practices
  • 3. Explain breath-body-mind practices in trauma sensitive ways
  • 4. Summarize the neurophysiology and research support relevant to techniques taught during the workshop, including effects of Coherent Breathing on balancing the stress response system

This Level-1 Breath-Body-Mind teaches a specific set of movements, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques including Coherent Breathing, “HA” breath, Breath Moving, gentle Qigong Movements with Breathing, and body scans for clients and patients. Participants can adapt the practices to their work settings, for example, healthcare facilities, private offices, clinics, hospitals, educational institutions, yoga classes, or disaster areas. They will also be able to prevent and relieve stress and burnout among healthcare providers, teachers, NGO workers, or caregivers. Within the program, special modules focus on working with children, refugees, and military veterans.
 

Professional Development - Mindfulness Teacher Trainings

Patricia Gerbarg, MD | Richard Brown, MD

July 16 - 21, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

30 CE Credits available

$625 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

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:

  • 1. Demonstrate basic Breath-Body-Mind-body practices to healthy individuals as well as those suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, trauma, PTSD, post-disaster, stress-related medical conditions, or physical pain
  • 2. Discuss precautions, safety measures, and methods to manage potential problems that may arise in the teaching of these practices
  • 3. Explain breath-body-mind practices in trauma sensitive ways
  • 4. Summarize the neurophysiology and research support relevant to techniques taught during the workshop, including effects of Coherent Breathing on balancing the stress response system

This Level-1 Breath-Body-Mind teaches a specific set of movements, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques including Coherent Breathing, “HA” breath, Breath Moving, gentle Qigong Movements with Breathing, and body scans for clients and patients. Participants can adapt the practices to their work settings, for example, healthcare facilities, private offices, clinics, hospitals, educational institutions, yoga classes, or disaster areas. They will also be able to prevent and relieve stress and burnout among healthcare providers, teachers, NGO workers, or caregivers. Within the program, special modules focus on working with children, refugees, and military veterans.
 

Faculty Bio

Patricia Gerbarg, MD

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.

 

Richard Brown, MD

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.

  • Become familiar with research studies on the use of breath-based multi-component mind-body practices

  • Discover how to integrate these practices into your clinical work, psychotherapy, yoga therapy, wellness and recovery programs in diverse settings

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

        Sunday, July 16:
        7:30 PM-9:00 PM: Introduction to the Teacher Training Program, Schedule, and Assignments
        Beginning Practices: Shaking, Ha” breath, 4-4 Breathing, Coherent Breathing, Body Scan
        Monday, July 17:
        7:30 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast
        8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Training Round I Dr. Brown Movement: Tapping, Qigong 2 Golden Wheels
        Breathing: Coherent, Resistance (Ujjayi), Breath moving, Combined Coherent, Resistance – Ujjayi & Breath Moving (CRBM) “Ha” breath, Body Scan
        Group process, Q & A
        10:00 AM-10:15 AM: Break
        10:15 AM-12:00 PM: Training Round II – Dr. Brown: Same as Round I plus begin Open Focus Meditation
        Group Process, Discussion, Q & A
        12:00 PM-1:45 PM: Lunch
        1:45 PM -3:00 PM: Lecture Dr. Patricia Gerbarg: Neurophysiological effects of Breathing Practices on stress Response Systems, Sympatho-vagal Balance, Heart Rate Variability, Emotion Regulation and Social Engagement, Clinical studies-1 B~B~M for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Military PTSD, Inflammatory Bowel disease, and Schizophrenia
        Discussion, Q & A
        3:00 PM-3:15 PM: Break
        3:15 PM-4:00 PM: Training Round III – Dr. Brown; Same as Round I plus Open Focus Meditation with heart focus
        Group process
        4:00 PM-4:15 PM:
        Dr. Gerbarg and Dr. Brown demonstrate how to teach
        Coherent Breathing and Breath moving
        4:15 PM-5:00 PM: Divide group into pairs. Participants take turns teaching with their partners. Coherent Breathing, and Breath Moving
        5:00 PM-5:15 PM: Discuss, Q & A
        Homework assignment: study manual and practice teaching Coherent Breathing and Breath Moving with a partner
        Tuesday, July 18:
        7:30 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast
        8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Training Round I: Dr. Brown
        Qigong, “Ha” breath, Coherent, Resistance Breathing (Ujjayi), Breath Moving CRBM, Body Scan
        10:00 AM-10:15 AM: Break
        10:15 AM-11:45 AM: Training Round II – Dr. Brown
        Qigong 4-4-6-2 and 2 Golden Wheels, Ha, Body Scan, Open Focus Meditation for Pain
        Group process, Q & A
        11:45 AM -1:45 PM: Lunch
        1:45 PM-2:00 PM: Dr. Gerbarg and Dr. Brown demonstrate how to teach 4-4 Movement with Breath
        Participants in pairs teach each other 4-4 Movement with Breath (Similar to Coherent Breathing but with arm movements)
        Dr. Gerbarg and Dr. Brown demonstrate how to teach 2 Golden Wheels
        Participants in pairs teach each other 2 Golden Wheels
        2:00 PM-2:45 PM: Dr. Gerbarg Lecture: Neuro-psychoanalysis, Trauma, Bonding, Clinical Cases
        Integrating breath practices with psychotherapy. Q & A
        2:45 PM-3:00 PM: Break
        3:00 PM-3:45 PM: Training Round III – Dr. Brown –Techniques for Working with Military; Slapping, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Movement, Open Focus Meditation for Pain
        3:45 PM-4:45 PM: Working with Military Populations: Active Duty, Veterans, Families, Military Sexual Trauma
        Experiential: techniques for severe military service related PTSD. Mindful-Moments, Grounding Discussion with participants who work in military settings
        Homework: Study Manual
        4:45 PM-5:00 PM: Discussion, Q & A
        Homework assignment: Study manual and practice teaching 4 Golden Wheels
        Wednesday, July 19:
        7:30 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast
        8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Training Round I: Dr. Brown
        Qigong 4-4-6-2 and 4 Golden Wheels, Ha, Body Scan, Open Focus Meditation
        9:30 AM-10:00 AM: The Great Harmonizer of the Breath
        10:00 AM-10:15 AM: Break
        10:15 AM-11:15 AM: Dr. Gerbarg and Dr. Brown demonstrate how to teach breathing Ha, 4 Golden Wheels
        After each demonstration, participants practice teaching each other in pairs
        11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Dr. Gerbarg and Dr. Brown demonstrate how to introduce, explain, and teach Coherent Breathing and Body Scan. Divide group into pairs. Participants take turns teaching with their partners. Introduction, Coherent Breathing and Body Scan
        12:00 PM-1:45 PM: Lunch
        1:45 PM-2:45 PM: Dr. Brown demonstrates teaching Coherent breathing with arm movements 4-4-6-2 count
        Divide into Groups of 2. Participants take turns teaching Coherent breathing with arm movements 4-4-6-2 count.
        2:45 PM-3:00 PM: Dr. Brown demonstrates how to teach alternate nostril breathing. Divide into groups of 2. Participants take turns teaching alternate nostril breathing.
        3:00 PM-3:45 PM: Break
        3:45 PM-4:45 PM: Dr. Gerbarg and Dr. Brown demonstrate teaching movement and breathing practices to children: Rag Doll, ‘Ha’ Breath with Love, Movement and Music, Coherent Breathing, Guided Visualization.
        Working with Children in school and health care settings
        Discussion, Q & A
        Homework: Study Manual and Practice Teaching
        Thursday, July 20:
        7:30 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast
        8:30 AM-10:15 AM: Training Round I with Dr. Brown:
        Qigong, Coherent, Resistance Ujjayi & Breath Moving (CRBM), Open Focus meditation for Pain
        Group Process, Discussion Q & A
        10:15 AM-10:30 Break
        10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Dr. Gerbarg and Dr. Brown demonstrate how to teach, Tapping, 4-4, Coherent Breathing, Breath Moving, Body Scan.
        Participants practice teaching Tapping, 4-4, Coherent Breathing, Breath Moving, Body Scan.
        12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Lunch
        1:30 PM-2:45 PM: Participants practice teaching in groups of 3 with observation and feedback – 2 Golden Wheels, coherent breathing with breath moving, body scan
        Participants in groups of 3 write a summary of the main things they have learned and how they plan to use this knowledge. Discussion Sharing.
        2:45 PM-3:00 PM: Break
        3:00 PM-4:30 PM: Special Group Process-Healing with Sound

    Friday, July 21:
    7:30 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast
    8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Training Round I with Dr. Brown: Tapping, Qigong, Great Harmonizer of Breath, Coherent, Ujjayi & Breath Moving (CRBM), Open Focus Body Scan
    9:30 AM-10:00 AM: Break
    10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Review Manual and Resources for further learning. Review daily practice. Final Questions. Evaluations. Diplomas. Closing.

  • 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

    Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Healthcare professionals, Schoolteachers, Military members, and Disaster-relief workers. All Levels. Yoga teachers.

  • What to Wear

    Wear comfortable clothing for yoga and qigong.

  • CEs Available

    This course has been approved for 30 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    If You Cancel

    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels

    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

    For questions or concerns, please email Ramona.Kelly@1440.org, Programming Department.

     

  • 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

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

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

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

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

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates 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.
Weeknight rates 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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