Course curriculum

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    Group policy

    • Group policy

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    Zoom login

    • Zoom instruction

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    • Before you start, please fill out this short course entrance survey.

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    Session 1 Beginning Breath Practices

    • Welcome to the Course!

    • Zoom Instructions and connection

    • Group Rules

    • What you will learn

    • Beginning Breath-Body-Mind Practices

    • Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Course Manual

    • Suggested Reading

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    Session 2 BBM Practices & Science Lecture

    • BBM Practices for energizing and for calming

    • Lecture: BBM Neurophysiology, Social Engagement, and Treatment of Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Mass Disaster Traumas

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    Session 3 BM Practices for Stress, Anxiety

    • BBM Practices for Rapid Stress Relief

    • Breath-Body-Mind for Stress Relief, Connection and Compassion

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    Session 4 Final Session: Connect with your True Self and with Others

    • Final Session

    • Lecture Breath-Body-Mind in Clinical Practice

    • Breath-Body-Mind for Your Heart

    • Maintain and Strengthen Your BBM Practice

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    Next steps

    • Congrats! Here's what's next..

    • Before you go, please fill out this short course evaluation survey.


Dr. Patricia Gerbarg


Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg, assistant clinical professor in psychiatry, New York Medical College, graduated Harvard Medical School and Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, practices Integrative Psychiatry. She serves on the American Psychiatric Association CAIM Caucus and Global Mental Health Caucus. Dr. Gerbarg does research on mind-body practices for stress, anxiety, PTSD, and mass disasters. She and Dr. Brown teach Breath-Body-Mind courses and co-author award-winning books: The Healing Power of the Breath, Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD, How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health (with Dr. Phillip Muskin), and Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice (with Dr. Phillip Muskin) published by the American Psychiatric Association Publishing. You may write to Dr. Gerbarg through “contact” at

Dr. Richard P. Brown


Dr. Richard P. Brown, associate professor in clinical psychiatry, Columbia University, completed psychiatry residency and fellowship in psychobiology/ psychopharmacology at New York Hospital, Cornell. He lectures internationally and co-authored over 100 scientific articles, chapters, and award-winning books. His neurophysiological theory about how breath practices relieve anxiety, depression, PTSD and medical conditions has been validated in clinical trials. A certified teacher of Aikido (4th Dan), Qigong, and yoga. Dr. Brown creates Breath-Body-Mind programs for healthcare professionals, patients, schoolteachers, children, first responders, military personnel, veterans, and the public. BBM has helped trauma recovery in survivors of the World Trade Center attacks, Haiti earthquake, Middle East refugees, Rohingya refugee children, and survivors of war, genocide, and trafficking in Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, and South Sudan. You may write to Dr. Brown through “contact” at

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What People Are Saying About This Course

“For over ten years I have been utilizing breath exercises in my psychiatric practice as a powerful compliment to any type of therapy my patients are receiving. The Breath-Body-Mind techniques are particularly effective at reducing the type of nervous system stress those with trauma histories and PTSD suffer from. I've seen many patients experience immediate improvements in their anxiety levels and sense of calm from this outstanding program. Lauri Liskin, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Weil-Cornell Medical College-New York Presbyterian Hospital ”


“. In a video clip, I saw how this breathing technique had helped war veterans, civilians whose lives had been torn apart by wars, people in poverty stricken villages, and inner city teens labeled as violent and high risk. After a weekend course led by Dr. Richard Brown (a true hero!), I saw how the technique could be effective. Since taking the workshop I have been a happier, more focused, less depressed, less anxious, and calmer individual. I have cut two of the four medications out of my life, and I am lowering the dosages on the others. I attribute this to the gift of breath work that I now happily incorporate into my daily routine. JM - woman who works on William Street with office windows that faced the WTC Towers ”