What is Breath-Body-Mind?

The New York State Trauma-Informed Network and Resource Center (NYS TINRC), funded by OMH, is partnering with the Breath-Body-Mind™ Foundation to host free, virtual Breath-Body-MindTM (BBM) practice sessions and training for frontline staff, organizations, and communities throughout 2023.

Breath-Body-Mind™ (BBM) practices are designed to help people manage stress more effectively. These practices can be used at work, home, and public settings, offering relief and recovery from stress. BBM teaches evidence-based and trauma-sensitive techniques that offer quick stress relief and enhance stress resilience over time.

Breath-Body-Mind™ (BBM) is a program of evidence-based practices developed by integrative psychiatrists Richard P. Brown, MD, and Practice Gerbarg, MD, which supports mental health, wellness, and stress resilience.

Each session will provide an opportunity to learn and use gentle Breath-Body-Mind practices to soothe, balance, and strengthen the nervous system; open to everyone!

ALL of the BBM Practice sessions, workshops, trainings, and opportunities are available to all New Yorkers and are free of charge.

Sessions are offered every Tuesday at

  • 6:00 AM for 30 minutes

  • 12:00 PM for 30 minutes

  • 8:00 PM for 45 minutes

These sessions educate leaders and administrators on BBM offerings for frontline workers. Participants will explore simple but powerful breathing exercises, gentle movement, and relaxation that can be used to reduce stress and increase resilience quickly.

Register for an Information Session here.

The first 12 hours of this course, taught by Dr. Brown, Dr. Gerbarg, and senior BBM teachers, introduce breath-centered techniques to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus, and performance. This is followed by participation in 6 weeks of group BBM practice sessions taught by senior BBM teachers.

*This course fulfills the prerequisite requirement for participation in the BBM Teacher Training Level-1 Course.

Please Note: Participants must attend all three training days.

Register for a Fundamentals Course here.

After completing the fundamentals course, participants learn how to teach the core BBM techniques to promote wellness and to assist individuals with stress-related medical conditions, anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, and PTSD. Participants who complete all sessions and demonstrate competence in teaching BBM core techniques will receive a Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Teaching Certification. Those needing additional support can attend weekly practice sessions to work towards certification.

Commitment to all training courses is important to get the full benefits and skills necessary to teach others. e schedule and curriculum are designed to be attended in a specific sequence, which is diffcult to recreate. Please notify the teachers as soon as possible of anticipated absences.

Register for a Teacher Training Course here.

NOTE: The BBM Fundamentals Course is a required prerequisite.


BBM and CCSI are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with different abilities and/or disabilities during all provided programming. If you require accommodations for virtual or in-person events, please contact