• Brain
  • Breathing
  • Holistic Healing
  • Meditation
  • Mind-Body
  • Nervous System
  • Neuroscience
  • Qigong
  • Resilience
  • Respiratory System
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Western Traditions

Breath-Body-Mind™ For Transformation Training: An Introduction

with Richard P. Brown & Patricia Gerbarg


Studies have shown that evidence-based voluntarily regulated breathing practices (VRBPs) can significantly improve symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress-related medical conditions. In this three-part professional training you’ll learn breathing and gentle movement techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus and performance, as well as the science behind how and why breathing practices positively impact the brain.

Topic highlights include:

  • Explore drug-free alternatives to balance the nervous system
  • Reduce anxiety, insomnia and depression
  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities
  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy
  • Connect to your inner-self and others
  • Increase lung capacity, oxygenation and cardio-respiratory health

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for a limited time only.


Millions are suffering from stress, mood problems and trauma-related problems, which have only been exacerbated and perpetuated by the current coronavirus pandemic. Studies have shown that evidence-based voluntarily regulated breathing practices (VRBPs) can significantly improve symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress-related medical conditions. At the same time, these trauma-sensitive practices can help restore feelings of safety, meaningful connection, bonding and love for those who experience states of disconnection or emotional numbing—both common consequences of trauma and loss. Further, VRBPs can facilitate psychotherapy by reducing anxiety and defensiveness, providing tools for emotional self-regulation, relieving symptoms and improving relationships. They can also be used to reduce the amount of medication needed to control anxiety, insomnia and other symptoms of stress.

This course will explore not only the practical application of these tools, but also the evidence behind them. You’ll learn how to regulate and balance the nervous system, voluntarily calm the stress response, uplift mood, and reduce cravings. Drawn from yoga, Buddhist meditation, Qigong and Christian monastic practices, these transformative techniques have been shown to be effective—you’ll also delve into the neuroscience of breath practices, the autonomic nervous system, developmental effects of trauma, emotion regulation, polyvagal theory and vagal-GABA theory.

Walk away understanding how to use these techniques, and also how to share them. This course is particularly impactful for healthcare providers bearing the burdens of the coronavirus crisis and their families. Anecdotes point to healthcare worker’s use of VRBPs to reduce their own level of stress, fatigue and frustration and enhance energy, enthusiasm, engagement and empathy. 

This work is recommended as a healing method for both adults and children, and  which can include yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer and other medical conditions.

Note: This program also fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 teacher training. Tuition includes class materials emailed in pdf format.



  • For medical professionals, but all welcome including beginners. 
  • Prior information session is required to assess familiarity with Zoom. Participants will arrange a 15 min session before the training starts. If required, additional Zoom training sessions will be provided for a $20 fee payable to the teacher via PayPal.

Supplies list for the class:

  • Recommended reading and listening: Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set 
  • Students will be provided with a required PDF worksheet as part of tuition
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course which requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

A Three-Part Workshop
Thursday-Saturday, October 22-24, 2020, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm EST (with 15 min break provided)

Don’t Miss:
A 6-Session Training
Wednesday-Friday: November 18-20, & Dec 2-4, 2020
Breath-Body-Mind™ Teacher Training: Level 1
Richard P. Brown & Patricia Gerbarg

Breath-Body-Mind™ For Transformation Training: An Introduction

  • 3 Session(s)
  • Oct 22 2020 10:00 AM ET





Richard P. Brown

Richard P. Brown, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, gives more than 100 lectures and courses every year. Co-author of more than 100 scientific articles, books, and chapters, he is a certified teacher of aikido (4th Dan), qigong, yoga and meditation.

Patricia L. Gerbarg

Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, she practices Integrative Psychiatry, combining standard and complementary treatments.


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