Dates: Monday, October 23 | Tuesday, October 24 | Wednesday, October 25
Please Note: you are required to attend all three days.
BBM FUNDAMENTALS COURSE (18 hours)
Designed to activate mind-body communication pathways, raise energy, regulate mood, enhance performance, reduce inflammation, and help dissolve pain; this training is for anyone who wishes to improve their stress resilience, physical health, and general well-being.
The first 12 hours of this Course teach evidence-based, breath-centered mind-body techniques that have been shown to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus, and performance. This is followed by participation in 6 weeks of group BBM Practice sessions.
Positive effects have been experienced by individuals with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Through movement, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you will learn to:
Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy
Reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia
Increase lung capacity, oxygenation, and cardio-respiratory health
Connect to your inner self and others
Improve relationships and empathic abilities
Improve performance in personal and professional activities
The first part of the Fundamentals Course – 12 hours, will be taught by Dr. Brown, Dr. Gerbarg, and several senior BBM teachers.
The second part of the Fundamentals Course – 6 weekly group practice sessions, will be taught by senior BBM teachers.
*This course fulfills the prerequisite requirement for participation in the BBM Teacher Training Level-1 Course.
Recommended Reading and Listening:
Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath. Book and CD set or e-Book available on Amazon. Audio tracks can be downloaded. Available on Amazon.com or Shambhala.com.BBM Explained, Purpose and Vision:
Breath-Body-Mind practices integrate the best of conventional and natural treatments. The practices offer conventional medicine knowledge as individuals explore their innate healing capacities and explore other natural approaches.
BREATH-BODY-MIND™ practices can be incorporated into many different work settings by a wide range of care providers from classroom teachers to disaster relief workers to mental health professionals and yoga therapists. The training approach means that trainees may develop different sets of skills, depending upon their backgrounds and professional work settings.
Breath-Body-Mind practices are being offered throughout New York State to support recovery from COVID-related stress. BBM teaches gentle evidence-based, trauma sensitive practices that provide rapid stress relief and with practice over time, improve stress resilience.
Requirements for Participation:
The BBM Fundamentals course is designed for individuals interested in learning more about Breath-Body-Mind practices and ways to integrate them. It is important to commit to all of the days and times of the training course to get the full benefits and skills necessary to teach others.
Anyone who is interested in BBM practices can attend the Fundamentals Course.